“In every place incense is offered to my name, and a pure offering…”; Malachi 1:11- What sacrifice would one day be offered in places all over the world?

May 5, 2016

Patristics expert Mike Aquilina talks with Marcus Grodi about the reverence that the Fathers of the Church had for the prophecy books of the Old Testament, how the Mass took the offering of a pure sacrifice outside the temple walls into every community that celebrated the Eucharist.

Find links to dozens of books by Mike through his website: fathersofthechurch.com.


“For you repay each man according to his deeds.” Psalm 62:13, More on Faith & Works

March 24, 2016

Marcus Grodi & Jim Anderson start with Psalm 62 and discuss the difficulties among Christians in understanding Biblical references to Faith and Works.


“We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19, Steve Wood’s Hard Verses

March 18, 2016

Steve discusses how in a variety of Christian circles, both Protestant and Catholic, it is difficult to really grapple with what it means for God to have “first loved us.” For this reason so much of the Catholic Catechism focuses on teaching about who God is. In this episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus & Steve reflect on how they approached this verse from their respective Christian backgrounds and how other scriptures and the guidance of the Church have clarified their thought.

Scripture verse: 1 John 4:19


“Hard Verses” with David Currie, Worshiping on Sunday, Zachariah 14:20-21

February 25, 2016

Marcus Grodi invites good friend Davie Currie, former Fundamentalist Baptist seminarian and son of a pastor, to discuss a “Hard Verse” from the Book of Zechariah and how this verse opened his eyes to the continuity between the Old Testament and the teachings of the Catholic Church. Marcus and David also discuss briefly David's new book Loving Baby Louie about helping children understand miscarriage and the loss of a baby.

Scripture verse: Zechariah 14: 20-21

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“Hard Verses” — Jephthah & Christian responsibility

January 28, 2016

Jim Anderson, Coming Home Network's Manager of Clergy Members and former Lutheran seminarian, joins Marcus Grodi to discuss some “Hard Verses” from Scripture. Jim chose the Old Testament story of Jephthah, which left him scratching his head! Marcus chose a New Testament verse regarding “decency,” asking the question who defines “decency” and such standards?


Hard Verses about Calvinism, Prayer, and John 14:23 - Special Guest David Anders

January 7, 2016

What does "indwelling" mean? What is friendship with God? How does "friendship" help us to know God?

Marcus Grodi welcomes former Calvinist Dr. David Anders to this episode of Deep in Scripture. Dr. Anders chooses a verse that was "hard" for him as a Calvinist. The pair focus discussion on their Calvinist backgrounds, particularly David's Puritan history.

Scripture verse: John 14:23

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Alcohol, Mary, & Miracles — Hard Verses with Steve Ray, John 2:1-12

December 10, 2015

On this episode of Deep in Scripture radio, Marcus Grodi invites friend Steve Ray to discuss John 2: 1-12. As a former Baptist, the Wedding at Cana caused Steve many problems from the drinking of alcohol to the language regarding Mary to Jesus’ obedience to His mother. Steve is known as “Jerusalem Jones,” because he leads Christian pilgrimages to the Holy Land. In this discussion, he uses his intimate knowledge of Israeli and Palestinian culture to flesh out the story.

Scripture verses: John 2: 1-12

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Hard Verses about the Deuterocanonical Books, Hebrews 11:35 - Special Guest Gary Michuta

November 19, 2015

Marcus Grodi and Gary Michuta talk about the importance of the Deuterocanonical Books of the Bible and how they impacted New Testament passages like Hebrews 11:35. Gary can be found at handsonapologetics.com