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A podcast for non-Catholics, new Catholics, or anyone interested in digging deeper into the Catholic faith. Hosted by K. Albert Little, a non-denominational Evangelical convert to Catholicism.

A podcast for non-Catholics, new Catholics, or anyone interested in digging deeper into the Catholic faith. Hosted by K. Albert Little, a non-denominational Evangelical convert to Catholicism.

Location:

Canada

Description:

A podcast for non-Catholics, new Catholics, or anyone interested in digging deeper into the Catholic faith. Hosted by K. Albert Little, a non-denominational Evangelical convert to Catholicism.

Language:

English


Episodes

081: An Anglican Academic and Priest Becomes Catholic (w/ Dr. James Merrick)

10/14/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. James Merrick, an Anglican academic and former priest to talk about his journey into the Catholic Church. We dig into topics of liturgy, authority, the Magisterium, and why Anglicans can find a home in the Catholic Church – in the fullness of faith. It's a great conversation. For more from Dr. Merrick visit the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and Emmaus Academic. He is also a regular contributor at Ascension Press,...

Duration:01:36:00

080: What You Should Know About the Rosary (w/ Greg and Jennifer Willits)

10/7/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Greg and Jennifer Willits veteran podcasters and the founders of The Rosary Army, a ministry dedicated to making, praying, and giving away rosaries. We talk about the rosary from every angle this week including the Scriptural basis, why we pray to Mary and the saints to begin with, what the rosary involves, the fruits of praying the rosary, and some of the incredible miracles linked to this ancient prayer! It's a great episode,...

Duration:01:06:36

079: Christianity Today Editor Becomes Catholic (w/ Mark Galli)

9/30/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by the former editor of the evangelical flagship Christianity Today, Mark Galli, to talk about his conversion to the Catholic Church. Mark spent 10 years as a Protestant pastor, 20 years editing the world's largest evangelical publication, and has recently come into full communion with the Catholic Church. We unpack his journey, the reasons behind his decision, and some of the questions, challenges, and problems he faced in his...

Duration:01:23:56

078: Answering Evangelical Questions about Catholicism (w/ Austin Suggs)

9/23/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Austin Suggs from the incredible YouTube channel Gospel Simplicity. Austin is an evangelical, he's a theology student at Moody Bible Institute and he first came onto my radar when he made a video about his experience at a Catholic Bible study. Austin is honest, humble, and willing to build bridges and have cordial conversations about Protestant and Catholicism differences and divisions. We arranged this conversation to talk...

Duration:01:47:17

077: What's Wrong with Sola Fide (w/ Matt Swaim and Keith Nester)

9/16/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, we've reassembled our popular panel of converts from our discussion on Sola Scriptura (in Episode 66) to talk about the other famous Protestant "sola," Sola Fide – the idea that Christians are saved "by faith alone." Joined by Matt Swaim and Keith Nester, we discuss what Sola Fide means, how it's understood differently in different denominations, how we wrestled with it, and ultimately, how it isn't all that different from a Catholic understanding of...

Duration:01:49:29

076: An Atheist's Journey into the Catholic Church (w/ Leah Libresco Sargeant)

9/9/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Leah Libresco. A cerebral, deep thinker, Leah was a staunch atheist when she became to meet Catholics in her debate group and, herself, became interested in looking deeper into the faith. In this episode she takes us on her spiritual journey and explains what ultimately led us to find God in the Catholic Church. It's a great conversation and Leah was very fun to talk to! You're going to really enjoy this episode. For more from...

Duration:01:10:56

075: What Do Catholics Believe About the Rapture? (w/ Carl E. Olson)

9/2/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by author Carl E. Olson to talk about what Catholics believe about the end times, the rapture, and dispensationalism. Carl grew up in the thick of fundamentalist, dispensationalist theology before becoming a Catholic along with his wife and has written a fantastic book on the subject. He joins me to unpack exactly what Catholics believe about the end of the world as well as where belief in the rapture comes from; the historical...

Duration:01:05:15

074: The Biblical Blueprint for the Mass (w/ Dr. Andrew Swafford)

8/26/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Scripture scholar Dr. Andrew Swafford to talk about the biblical blueprints for the Mass. What insights do the Old and New Testaments give us into the Mass? What was God foreshadowing with the sacrificial system and the Temple in the Old Testament? How should this inform our understanding of the New Covenant, of the Last Supper, and of the crucifixion and the Mass? With several Bibles at hand, Dr. Andrew Swafford takes us deep...

Duration:01:09:39

073: Deconstructing Evangelical Christianity (w/ Jon Steingard)

8/19/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Jon Steingard, frontman of the Christian rock band Hawk Nelson, for a unique conversation about the deconstruction of his Evangelical Christian faith and some of the interesting places where our two "conversion" stories intersect. This is not the kind of conversation I usually host on this podcast but seeing so many similarities between by my own conversion from Evangelical Christianity to Catholicism and Jon's own journey out...

Duration:01:37:04

072: An Atheist Academic Becomes Catholic (w/ Dr. Holly Ordway)

8/12/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Holly Ordway to talk about imagination, evangelization, and her journey into the Catholic Church as an atheist academic. It's a fantastic interview which touches on her conversion story, the use of imagination in apologetics, important points to consider while speaking about Christianity, and the why Dr. Ordway wasn't satisfied by becoming an Protestant Christian and found herself, to her surprise, going all the way to...

Duration:01:20:23

071: What You Need to Know about the Eucharist (w/ Dr. Lawrence Feingold)

8/5/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Lawrence Feingold, one of the Catholic Church's leading theologians, to unpack what everyone needs to know about the Eucharist. We cover the Eucharist from the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Early Church Fathers, and discuss what happened to Eucharistic Theology when the Reformation happened. This is an unbelievably good discussion, with incredible depth, about the most central aspect of Catholic worship: the...

Duration:01:50:33

070: How to Talk about the Reformation (w/ Dr. Jonathan Reimer)

7/29/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Jonathan Reimer, an Assistant Professor of History at Eastern University, to talk about how we can talk, intelligently, accurately, and cordially about the Reformation. Dr. Reimer has some incredible insights about the roots of the Reformation, the Catholic response, and how we can best dialogue, across the Protestant/Catholic divide, about this unfortunate and divisive moment in Church history. And, how we can begin to...

Duration:01:39:08

069: An Episcopal Priest Becomes Catholic (w/ Andrew Petiprin)

7/22/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by former Episcopal priest Andrew Petiprin to discuss his journey into full communion with the Catholic Church. We discuss issues of Anglo-Catholicism, authority, biblical interpretation, the value that non-Catholic Christians bring into the Catholic Church, and how the Catechism of the Catholic Church can be a powerful tool in helping non-Catholics understand the Church and its teachings. Andrew is gracious, clear, and thoughtful...

Duration:01:15:11

068: A Catholic Response to Evangelical De-Conversions (w/ Dr. Doug Beaumont)

7/15/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by apologist, speaker, and author Dr. Douglas Beaumont to discuss the phenomenon of Evangelical Christians "de-converting" and leaving the Christian faith. From his research-based perspective, and with the experience of a convert, Dr. Beaumont talks about some of the factors that go into what causes a person to "de-convert" from Christianity. We also dig into some of the fascinating and helpful Catholic responses to these...

Duration:01:39:20

067: An Evangelical Bible Scholar Becomes Catholic (w/ Dr. John Bergsma)

7/8/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast, I'm joined by theologian and author Dr. John Bergsma to talk about his incredible conversion to the Catholic faith. Raised in the Reformed church, Dr. Bergsma was steeped both in biblical studies and in the doctrines and beliefs of his particular denomination. In this discussion, Dr. Bergsma explains how he began to see the cracks form in his Reformed Protestant worldview once he began pastoring a church. When he tried to determine which...

Duration:01:30:41

066: Why We Believe that Sola Scriptura is Broken (w/ Matt Swaim and Keith Nester)

7/1/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by two returning guests, Matt Swaim and Keith Nester. Matt and Keith are both Catholic converts and we get together to discuss the problems we encountered with Sola Scriptura – the idea that the Bible is the sole rule of faith for Christians. We talk about the problem of everyone interpreting things differently, of major issues like salvation and authority and the canon of the Bible, and how finding the Catholic Church was the solution for...

Duration:01:47:21

065: How to Answer Popular Challenges to Our Faith (w/ John DeRosa)

6/24/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by returning guest John DeRosa. John is the host of the Classical Theism Podcast and the author of a new book out from Catholic Answers Press called One Less God Than You: How to Answer the Slogans, Cliches, and Fallacies That Atheists Use to Challenge Our Faith. We talk about some of the most popular challenges to belief in God, the Christian faith, and Catholicism in particular. John gives us some fantastic tools to use to defend our...

Duration:01:03:41

064: What Catholics Really Believe About Purgatory (w/ Karlo Broussard)

6/17/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic Podcast I'm joined by Catholic Answers Apologist Karlo Broussard to talk about one of the most widely misunderstood areas of Catholic belief: Purgatory. What is Purgatory? What do Catholics really believe about it? Where can it be found in the Bible? Karlo is just finishing up a new book on the topic and is an absolute expert on this area of Catholic belief. He joins us to unpack this topic in incredible depth! For more from Karlo visit his website....

Duration:00:58:53

063: The Anglican Road to the Catholic Church (w/ Father James Bradley)

6/10/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Father James Bradley, a Catholic priest in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and an Anglican convert to the Catholicism. Father Bradley, a former Anglican priest, joins us to explain how he and his Anglican congregation joined the Catholic Church, en masse, through the Anglican Ordinariate opened up by Pope Benedict XVI. We discuss the importance of full communion with the Catholic Church, the structure of authority and...

Duration:01:05:24

062: Why Are Catholic Bibles Bigger? (w/ Gary Michuta)

6/3/2020
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Catholic apologist and author Gary Michuta to talk about how the Bible was put together and why modern Catholic Bibles are bigger than their Protestant counterparts? Did Catholics add books to the Bible? Did Protestants take books out? What exactly is the Apocrypha? How do we know which books belong in the first place and, really, what evidence is there that the books accepted by Catholics were the right ones? Gary and I did very deep...

Duration:01:34:14