Tag Archives: May 2016

Going Full Catholic: Deandra Lieberman’s Journey from Judaism to Christianity

This interview appears in the May 2016 issue of the Catholic East Texas magazine. Deandra Lieberman converted from Judaism to Christianity, and now is studying to become a Scripture scholar. We asked her about growing up Jewish in East Texas, the difference between Orthodox and Reformed Judaism, what it means to keep kosher, and the relationship between Judaism and Catholicism… What …

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Are You Saved? Father Nolan Lowry, a convert to the Catholic Faith, helps Catholics answer this vexing question

This interview appears in the May 2016 issue of the Catholic East Texas magazine. How did you get interested in the theology of salvation? Well, I’m a convert myself. I was a Baptist kid in Gilmer, Texas. My dad had become a Catholic in 1996, and my stepmother was already a committed Catholic, but I was still living how I was …

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Curiosity Made Me Catholic: How a school assignment and the internet led Jeremy Brandt to the Church

This story appears in the May 2016 issue of the Catholic East Texas magazine. I had a really typical, happy, nurturing evangelical Christian upbringing in Tyler. My family is involved in ministry and I was around the church a lot. I would say I definitely have had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as long as I can remember. I …

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Cracking the Code: Local musician Hardy Brunette explains how he came to understand the issue of authority and the Catholic Church

This story appears in the May 2016 issue of the Catholic East Texas magazine. I was raised as a pretty strict Calvinist Presbyterian, so I grew up in organized religion. I was really surrounded by Luther and Calvin as a youth, even if I didn’t really understand every point of Protestant theology. We went to church and Sunday school every …

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