January 15, 2021
Nate Tinner-Williams joins me today to discuss how he became a Catholic. He discusses his journey from a preacher's kid, to home churches, Eastern Orthodoxy, and finally to Roman Catholicism. We also discuss how his publication, Black Catholic Messenger, came about and the work they are doing. He has a great story and he has great tips for those who are discerning the catholic faith. He is also discerning the priesthood so keep him in prayer.
January 6, 2021
If your goal is to understand scripture more deeper, or just to develop a better devotional life scripture reading is essential. The volumes listed fit various needs from the one who just wants scripture (The Augustine Bible), the individual who wants an outline of what the church teaches on scripture and its meaning (The Didache Bible), and the person who wants to dive deep into biblical theology (The Ignatius Study Bible). This is only a sampling, but the resources are out there. It is my prayer that this provides some guidance.
December 29, 2020
I am honored to have Dr. Christina Francis as my guest for today's program. Dr. Francis is the Chairman of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or AAPLOG for short. We discuss the need for ethical vaccines that do not use cell strands from aborted children, how this is a human rights issue, and the various COVID vaccines that have been, and are being developed. Which ones use aborted cells and which ones do not?
In discussing this, Dr. Francis references a study by the Lozier Institute which documents this. You can view the report at https://lozierinstitute.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-covid-19-vaccine/ Also learn more about AAPLOG at www.aaplog.org
December 29, 2020
In October I had the pleasure of being a guest on Tony Agnesi's radio program titled "Storytellers"¬† In this interview we discuss by Christian upbringing, conversion to the Catholic faith, and my ministry.¬†
December 21, 2020
Friend of the show John Kraemer joins us today to discuss his Lego Church Project. The pandemic has thrown a wrench in things to say the least, but good things are happening. John discussed how the project has impacted people and how it is a vehicle for evangelism. We also have a fun Q&A from some social media followers.
Visit https://prayingbricks.blogspot.com/ to learn more about the project and be sure to follow him on social media.
December 14, 2020
I am honored to once again have Steve Ray join me to discuss a very important topic. Today's show is all about the Eucharist.
Steve takes us on a journey from his time as a Baptist and what he thought of the eucharist and how his views started to change. In doing so he discusses the foreshadowing of the Eucharist that appear in different parts of the Old Testament. He then discusses the Last supper narratives and John 6 in great detail. If you want to know more about the Eucharist then this is the show for you.
On another note, Steve has organized a virtual Bible conference on January 8-10 2021 where 50 Bible scholars and teachers teach about various aspects of the Bible. You must check it out at https://www.virtualcatholicconference.com/Bible2021 Also check out Steve's website www.catholicconvert.com for great resources to help you understand and defend the faith.
December 12, 2020
Apologist and author Troy joins me to discuss one of the Solas of the Protestant Reformation.¬† The topic is Sola Scriptura, and we discuss what it is, what it entails, and why in the end it just is not feasible.
Troy gives us several reasons why and it is a good discussion to learn more about why the catholic¬†Church is the church that Christ established.¬† Learn more about Troy and his amazing ministry at¬†www.discoverhischurch.com
November 30, 2020
This episode is my presentation from the "God Is Mercy" conference that took place November 28-29 on www.smartcatholics.com.
We are all in need of God's mercy because we have all messed up. What is holding us back from his mercy and the sacrament of reconciliation? The Lord is waiting for us with open arms.
November 27, 2020
Had a great conversation with Cesar of Growing Up Catolico. We discuss many things in our conversation. We discuss a few things that are important to being the family man that God calls us to be. Things such as prayer, scripture reading, and the proper ordering of vocations are all things that we discuss.
Be sure to check out his podcast at https://anchor.fm/Growingupcatolico And as always check out my website www.williamhemsworth.com for more resources and articles to help you grow in faith. God Bless.
November 25, 2020
Art Ayris of Kingstone Comics joins me to talk about an exciting new release.¬† They recently released The Epic Bible which¬†is a 840 page comic book adaptation of the Bible.¬† The work is done by artists¬†who have worked for DC and Marvel comics in the past.¬† In this interview he discusses what brought the Bible about, what the process was like creating it, and some feedback it has received.¬† It is a good way to get children interested in scripture.¬† Though based on the Protestant canon, Art is seeking Catholic contributions.¬†
November 20, 2020
Today Steve Ray joins me to talk about what it means to be born again. We discuss what we meant by it when we were both evangelicals, but he digs deep into scripture. Starting with the Old Testament Steve works forward to get the proper context of John Chapter 3 and what it means to be born again the Bible way.
He has a great article on his website www.catholicconvert.com where he goes into detail on everything we discuss. You can read the article here: https://catholicconvert.com/blog/2020/11/20/are-you-born-again/
November 13, 2020
Today's episode I am honored to have to have Catholic speaker and apologist Gary Michuta on the program. He is the host of Hands on Apologetics which airs daily at 1:00pm EST on Virgin Most Powerful Radio. He is also the author of several books including "Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger" and "The Case For The Deuterocanon". He also has a YouTube channel called "Apocrypha Apocalypse" where goes into various issues on the Deuterocanon.
In today's episode we discuss what the Deuterocanon is and he answers some common objections about their canonicity. It is a very informative interview. We need to defend scripture and Gary gives us great reasons why these books belong and how the Catholic church has always included them.
Subscribe to Gary's Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO-lc_oipf900w6792AiywA Also be sure to check out his radio program and website at handsonapologetics.com
November 9, 2020
In today's episode Catholic author, speaker, and apologist Steve Ray joins me to discuss the Protestant idea of Sola Fide, or faith alone.¬† Is this how we are justified?¬† Or is there something more that the Bible teaches? We discuss what we believed as Protestants and contrast it with the Catholic view.¬† He gives tons of scriptural support to prove the Catholic view and that the Protestant view is novel as far as history, and scripture, is concerned.
November 7, 2020
In this episode Keith Little and I discuss a little bit of everything.¬† From our past in Evangelical ministry, and strains of ministry on family. Something interesting we discuss is the difference in setup setup between catholic and evangelical churches. We also discuss his podcast and how that will be winding down why he goes into law school.¬† It is a great discussion, ¬†Check it out!
November 2, 2020
My guest today is Dan Boyd who is a Diocesan leader in the Southeastern United States, author, and podcaster. Today we discuss how parishes and families can help catechize children during the weird times we are in. He gives great insights we can all follow.
Speaking of following, he is co-host on a great podcast titled "Being and Making Disciples". Follow their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/beingandmakingdisciples Look out for his book that will release on December 8th about this crucial topic.
October 30, 2020
Catholic author, speaker, and faith coach Kendra Von Esh joins me to discuss something crucial to all of us. Hearing God's voice and understanding his will for our lives. We both candidly discuss our personal stories of how we heard his voice for our lives, and ways you can do the same.
October 26, 2020
Catholic author and speaker Orlando Javien Jr. joins me to discuss the importance of devotion. We discuss some common distractions and some tips to establishing a daily time of devotion. These devotion times are crucial to growing in faith and Orlando gives us some great insights.
Visit Amazon.com to check out his books "God Moments" and "unplugged". Also follow him on social media for his daily devotions that he records for you!