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Deep in Scripture and the Journey Home Program

December 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Events, Radio and Podcast

Deep in Scripture and the Journey Home Program

Dear Friends,

Happy Advent to you all! Thank you again for your encouraging notes regarding my appearance on the Journey Home program. It was an amazing experience. Though I was Scripture and the Journeyvery nervous during the first few minutes, things got better once I got into it. Please pray for those impacted by the show. I have been contacted and have had discussions with an astounding array of people that I never anticipated I would or could ever reach. I don’t know how many people viewed the original program on TV but over 2,000 people have watched it on YouTube thus far. I am deeply grateful to have had this opportunity to work with Marcus and the incredible effort of the Coming Home Network.

for post on deep in scriptureAfter the television show appearance, Marcus and I sat down to do a radio show that he hosts called “Deep in Scripture.” This was bit easier because I have some radio experience but even so, the topic is a challenging one. In this show, we talked about one of my favorite passages of scripture, John 14:21—22, “Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.” If you would like to watch a live video of the show or listen to an MP3 version click HERE. If you do have a chance to listen to it, let me know your thoughts in the combox of this post.

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Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, and his newest books Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep and Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer and speaker who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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  • Becky Ward

    This is GREAT!! 🙂

    Being a cradle Catholic my knowledge and understanding of other religions, especially forms of the protestant faith, is slim-to-none. It’s wonderful to have some of their ideas discussed from people who have been there…….and have then converted to Catholicism….and can compare and contrast the differences.

    I have been wondering lately what other faiths mean by ‘personal relationship’ because what I am picking up on while being around them doesn’t come close to the manifestation of Jesus that I have experienced. You covered this nicely, and I think it’s a good topic for this site.

    Thanks Dan!! 

    • jack g.

      hello Becky, I have listened to a few good testimonies by converted protestants, including Scott Hahn and his wife, Tim Staples, Jeff Cavins and others. They have great stories. Only then I am able to appreciate what I had in my Catholic faith, such a monumental gift to be able to have faith, especially being a cradle Catholic. And it does not get more personal than Mass and Communion. The problem with Catholics is the real conversion, real confirmation. I like Matthew Kelly new program for confirmation  of Catholics. Check it out on 
      http://www.dynamiccatholic.com/ . jack g.

      • Becky Ward

        Hi Jack, the links weren’t working…..I’ll try again another time. The words about cutting edge technology put me off a bit though. The sacraments are a gift……it’s the Holy Spirit working in us that we need…….I believe we need to start confirming our kids as early as possible….which is perfectly legit and is being done in some diocese(s)…….spiritual vaccines….rather than sending them out into a morally sick world with less than optimal protection.

        I could go on and on……but I’m jumping off my soapbox now.

  • Smaghsoodloo

    This was a wonderful discussion of the scripture passage. Thank you for linking this video on here. I enjoy hearing you each time I see you on these videos. Your knowledge is very deep and you communicate that effectively.

  • Smaghsoodloo

    You mentioned the sinners prayer several times. Can you post it?

    • http://www.spiritualdirection.com/ Dan Burke

      There is no “official” version of the sinner’s prayer as there are as many versions are there are protestant denominations. The best of them draw from Romans 10:8-10 as does this one.

      “Heavenly Father, have mercy on me, a sinner. I believe in you and that your word is true. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the living God and that he died on the cross so that I may now have forgiveness for my sins and eternal life. I know that without you in my heart my life is meaningless.

      I believe in my heart that you, Lord God, raised Him from the dead. Please Jesus forgive me, for every sin I have ever committed or done in my heart, please Lord Jesus forgive me and come into my heart as my personal Lord and Savior today. I need you to be my Father and my friend.

      I give you my life and ask you to take full control from this moment on; I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ.”

      Amen.

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