A couple of interesting things have happened to me recently. Some months ago I was contacted by one of the editors of This Rock magazine and he requested that I write my conversion story for their Damascus Road section. I wrote and submitted it to them and it will appear in October’s issue of This Rock magazine. Since Catholic Answers and especially Karl Keating and Jimmy Akin had much to do with helping me into the Church it is pretty cool to appear in one of my favorite Catholic apologetics magazine. Karl Keating’s book Catholicism and Fundamentalism was an important book to me early in my conversion. It helped to direct me from a Bible only view to seeing scripture with Tradition as interpreted by the Magisterium. Jimmy Akin on Catholic Answers Live showed me the coherence of the Catholic faith and helped me past my previous science versus faith mind set.
I just got of the phone from doing a radio segment with Lino Rulli. He is going to have a radio show called "Lino at Large" on Relevant Radio starting in September. I will know later what day the segment I did will be on. We talked about my conversion and I am afraid I rambled on a bit and before I knew it the ten minute segment was over. Lino seems like a pretty funny guy himself as you can see in the bio on his web site. I hope I didn’t come off too badly, but I guess as Mother Teresa told Father Groeschel – Humiliation can be a path to humility.
I know God has a real good sense of humor. To draw me out of my atheism and into his Church and to be talking about the joy of being Catholic on national radio was just another surprise that has come into my life.