Deep in Christ
Converts Discuss Holy Week - Deep in Christ, Episode 57

Converts Discuss Holy Week - Deep in Christ, Episode 57

April 13, 2022

In this special Holy Week episode, JonMarc Grodi is joined by fellow CHNetwork staff members Ken Hensley and Matt Swaim to discuss their experiences of Lent, Palm Sunday, and the Triduum as converts to the Catholic Faith.

Ken and Matt share how they each observed the time leading to Easter in their Protestant traditions, and what they've come to appreciate most about the way the Catholic Church invites us to enter into these mysteries through the liturgy.

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The Mystery of Suffering, Part III – Deep in Christ, Episode 56

The Mystery of Suffering, Part III – Deep in Christ, Episode 56

April 7, 2022

JonMarc Grodi continues to discuss the Catholic perspective on the mystery of suffering with CHNetwork team member Denise Bossert.

Denise looks at how our woundedness and sinfulness impacts our suffering, and how God wants His best for us, even when we don't understand what that means, or how to receive it.

Because Christ has taken on our sin and our suffering, we can enter into that mystery with Him, and offer that suffering, just as Jesus did, for His body, the Church.

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The Mystery of Suffering, Part II – Deep in Christ, Episode 55

The Mystery of Suffering, Part II – Deep in Christ, Episode 55

March 31, 2022

JonMarc Grodi continues to discuss the Catholic perspective on the mystery of suffering with CHNetwork team member Denise Bossert.

Denise reflects on some of the ways she began to understand suffering, not just as an isolated experience within her own personal journey of faith, but as a way to better enter into what it means to be a member of the Body of Christ.

This reflection helped to make sense of a passage from St. Paul that Denise had never really known what to do with before: "I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church." (Colossians 1:24)

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The Mystery of Suffering, Part I – Deep in Christ, Episode 54

The Mystery of Suffering, Part I – Deep in Christ, Episode 54

March 24, 2022

On this episode, JonMarc Grodi introduces a special guest and new member of the CHNetwork team: Denise Bossert.

A former pastor’s kid and pastor’s wife, Denise shares how difficult experiences of suffering, especially that of her father, caused her to question her theology and ultimately look to the Catholic Church for a deeper understanding of the mystery of redemptive suffering.

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Slow Down and Fast - Deep in Christ, Episode 53

Slow Down and Fast - Deep in Christ, Episode 53

March 17, 2022

On this episode, JonMarc Grodi shares some brief thoughts on Lent and the traditional penitential practice of fasting.

Following Christ’s exhortations in Mathew chapter 6, we must fast in the right spirit (unlike the “hypocrites”) in order to receive the treasure of greater intimacy with our Heavenly Father.

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Suffering with Christ - Deep in Christ, Episode 52

Suffering with Christ - Deep in Christ, Episode 52

February 17, 2022

JonMarc Grodi and Kenny Burchard conclude their discussion of the cruciform shape of discipleship, focusing finally on the mystery of suffering.

All suffering is the result of original and actual sin, but we have two fundamental ways to respond to the suffering of life. Will we flee the cross or follow Christ?

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Temptation and the Cross - Deep in Christ, Episode 51

Temptation and the Cross - Deep in Christ, Episode 51

February 10, 2022

JonMarc Grodi and Kenny Burchard continue their discussion of cross-shaped discipleship with an exploration of the cross that is temptation.

They reflect on the sources of temptation (the world, flesh, and the devil) and the shapes those temptations take — fears and desires — as a consequence of original sin, and how Christ Himself experienced temptation and conquered it.

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Forgiveness and the Cross - Deep in Christ, Episode 50

Forgiveness and the Cross - Deep in Christ, Episode 50

February 3, 2022

JonMarc Grodi and Kenny Burchard continue the discussion of cross-shaped discipleship, this time widening the scope to include the array of human relationships we live in.

They discuss the call of the Christian to not only defer vengeance to God, but to go outside of themselves to forgive, reconcile, and do good to their “enemies” in imitation of Christ.

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Teaching Our Children About the Cross - Deep in Christ, Episode 49

Teaching Our Children About the Cross - Deep in Christ, Episode 49

January 27, 2022

JonMarc Grodi and Kenny Burchard continue to explore the concept of “Cruciform Discipleship,” this time digging further into family life and parenting. They look specifically at the role of the Holy Family — Mary, Joseph, and Jesus — in reversing the fall of our first parents.

The Holy Family models for us what it means to follow Jesus as parents, and what it means to help our children to be prepared to carry their own crosses.

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Marriage and the Cross - Deep in Christ, Episode 48

Marriage and the Cross - Deep in Christ, Episode 48

January 20, 2022

JonMarc Grodi and Kenny Burchard continue their discussion of the cruciform shape of discipleship, this time focusing on marriage and how husbands and wives are called to image the relationship between Christ and His Church.

Like our savior, spouses are called to enter each others’ suffering and brokenness with love, and help to bring healing and redemption.

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