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Discipleship and the Cross - Deep in Christ, Episode 47

Discipleship and the Cross - Deep in Christ, Episode 47

January 13, 2022

On this episode, JonMarc Grodi and Kenny Burchard kick off a series of discussions on the significance of the crucifix as the primary image of Christian discipleship.

What does it mean to take up our cross and follow Jesus? JonMarc and Kenny look at this challenge from Our Lord in terms of what it must have sounded like to his followers in 1st century Jerusalem, and what it means for Christians living in the 21st century today.

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Living the Theological Virtues - Deep in Christ, Episode 46

Living the Theological Virtues - Deep in Christ, Episode 46

December 16, 2021

In this episode, JonMarc Grodi shares a reflection on the Theological Virtues to round out the various themes discussed this year. 

The Theological Virtues — Faith, Hope, and Charity — are the supernatural virtues given by God that make relationship with Him possible and make our active lives as Christians fruitful.

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The (Un)practical Christian Life - Deep in Christ, Episode 45

The (Un)practical Christian Life - Deep in Christ, Episode 45

December 9, 2021

On this episode of Deep in Christ, we’re reflecting on a favorite quote from G.K. Chesterton regarding the connections between our day-to-day active life and the time we spend “attending to the permanent things”. We’ll discuss some of the virtues and vices that are involved with the management of our “information diet” and how we can make sure that that we are filling our mind only with that which draws us deeper into Christ and empowers us to serve Him more faithfully.

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Sharing Our Testimonies - Deep in Christ, Episode 44

Sharing Our Testimonies - Deep in Christ, Episode 44

December 2, 2021

JonMarc Grodi and Brother Rex Anthony Norris conclude their study of the spirituality of the 12 Steps of Recovery. They discuss how our conversion and healing in Christ impel us to share our testimony with others. This is part of our Christian vocation, and also a part of what keeps our ever deeper conversion to Christ something permanent.

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Seeking to Pray - Deep in Christ, Episode 43

Seeking to Pray - Deep in Christ, Episode 43

November 18, 2021

JonMarc Grodi and Brother Rex Anthony Norris continue their discussion of the spirituality of 12 Step recovery programs with step #11: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.”

They discuss different types of prayer, the journey of growing in relationship with God through prayer, and making prayer a permanent and foundational priority of the rest of your life.

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Taking Personal Inventory - Deep in Christ, Episode 42

Taking Personal Inventory - Deep in Christ, Episode 42

November 11, 2021

JonMarc Grodi and Brother Rex Anthony Norris continue their discussion of the spirituality of 12 Step recovery programs with Step #10: “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it."

Moving into the first of the final “maintenance steps” of the series, JonMarc and Brother Rex discuss making an examination of conscience, and making repentance and reconciliation with God and neighbor a proactive and ongoing party of our Christian life.

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Apologizing and Reconciling - Deep in Christ, Episode 41

Apologizing and Reconciling - Deep in Christ, Episode 41

November 4, 2021

JonMarc Grodi and Brother Rex Anthony Norris continue their discussion of the spirituality of 12 Step recovery programs with steps #8 and #9, which involve taking stock of one’s relationships and the ways we have caused hurt.

These steps focus on authentic apology and reconciliation, not as a haphazard or one-time thing, but as an ongoing and proactive part of our Christian life.

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Humbly Asking for God‘s Help - Deep in Christ, Episode 40

Humbly Asking for God‘s Help - Deep in Christ, Episode 40

October 28, 2021

JonMarc Grodi and Brother Rex Anthony Norris continue their discussion of the spirituality of 12 Step recovery programs with step #7: “Humbly asked (God) to remove our shortcomings.”

This episode focuses a lot on humility as a keystone virtue the that separates the sinners who live in despair from the sinners who know and admit their faults and ask Jesus to heal them. It is through this humility that all aspects of our life — our good works as well as our sins — can be turned over to God and made into opportunities for grace and healing.

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Ready to Receive - Deep in Christ, Episode 39

Ready to Receive - Deep in Christ, Episode 39

October 21, 2021

On this episode, JonMarc Grodi and Brother Rex Anthony Norris continue their discussion of the spirituality of 12 Step recovery programs with step #6 “We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.”

What does it mean to be “ready” and what do we do if we’re not? How do we increase our desire for healing and our trust in God, when we find ourselves precisely lacking in the needed desire and trust?

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We Admitted We Were Wrong - Deep in Christ, Episode 38

We Admitted We Were Wrong - Deep in Christ, Episode 38

October 14, 2021

On this episode of Deep in Christ, JonMarc Grodi and Brother Rex Anthony Norris continue their discussion of the spirituality of 12 Step recovery programs with step #5: We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

They discuss the connections between this step and the sacrament of confession, the value of accountability and vulnerability in close friendships, and how we like Mary, “magnify the Lord” in the way we love one another despite our imperfections.

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