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Recent Guest-Host Spots on Immaculate Heart Radio

  I’ve had a great time guest hosting a few shows on Immaculate Heart Radio recently. You can stream or download the audio here: The Phil Sandoval Show, November 17, 2015 – Hour 1 – MP3 Why would a person join ISIS? A: Perhaps the secular/materialistic West has nothing better to offer. . . How do we face the question of meaning in our lives? If you could ask any question, what would it be? The Phil Sandoval Show, November 17, 2015 – Hour 2 – MP3 Caller: I’d ask God: “Why am I here?”. Caller: How do I approach a Protestant pastor with the truth of Catholicism? Q: What is life about? A: Love. Q2: What is love? A2: Sacrifice, worship, among other things. Caller: I would ask God “How accurate is the Bible”? The Phil Sandoval Show, November 18, 2015 – Hour 1 – MP3 Appealing and unappealing aspects of Christianity. How can we make our Faith more attractive? Rules: When to draw a hard line, and when not to. Caller: I think people resent rules so much because they are man-made (arbitrary). The importance of Liturgy in faith – and in life. The Phil Sandoval Show, November 18, 2015 – Hour 2 – MP3 The Problem of Evil: A barrier to Christianity, AND and perhaps its biggest attraction. Do we cheat because it’s “in our genes”? Do miracles really happen? Don shares some miracle stories. Do miracles prove the truth our faith? Right Here Right Now, November 20, 2015 – Hour 1 – MP3 Don discusses Iraqi war Survivor Emmaual Kelly’s performance of John Lennon’s “Imagine” on... read more

How Not to Evangelize

The Don Johnson Show, 11-20-15 Segment 1: Don breaks down Stephen Colbert’s attempt to draw Bill Maher back to the Church. Segment 2: An interview with former atheist Devin Rose. Devin shares a bit about his journey and discusses his new book Bumper Sticker Catholicism. Segment 3: Don interviews Dr. Francis Beckwith, author of the new book Taking Rites Seriously, about why judges, politicians, and other leaders of the country are so uninformed about the Christian intellectual tradition. Segment 4: How ISIS is spreading the... read more

On Hell and How to Avoid It

The Don Johnson Show 11-13-15 Segment 1: Don answers a couple of listener emails about hell. Is it really fair that one would spend eternity in hell for a few short years of sin on earth, and isn’t it coercive of God to threaten people with hell if they refuse to have a relationship with him? Segment 2: Don talks to former atheist and cold case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace about how the evidence led him to Jesus. They also talk about Jim’s books Cold Case Christianity and God’s Crime Scene. Segment 3: An interview with Catholic Answers senior apologist Jimmy Akin about his new book The Drama of Salvation. Don and Jimmy discuss questions such as What does it mean to be saved? Is it a one-time event or a process? How far apart are Protestants and Catholics in this area? Segment 4: Another listener email, this time asking the question: “Why didn’t God do more to stop slavery in the Old... read more

Demons, Scientology, Atheist Pastors, and More

The Don Johnson Show, November 6, 2015 Segment 1: After Scientology, Leah Remini Finds ‘Amazing’ Comfort in Catholic Church and I’m a Presbyterian Minister Who Doesn’t Believe in God Segment 2: Were the gospel writers just borrowing from ancient myths to make up the Jesus story? Segment 3: Don talks to Fr. Michael Driscoll about his new book Demons, Deliverance, Discernment: Separating Fact from Fiction about the Spirit World. Segment 4: Don talks to Sam Entile about his blog post 7 21st Century Reasons to Consider the... read more

Saints, Social Justice, and Using Magnets to Zap Away Belief in God

The Don Johnson Show, October 30, 2015 Don chats with author and new media guru Brandon Vogt about a variety of subjects, including the Saints, social justice,, and his role in the new film Convinced. In the second half of the show, Don discusses the claim by some scientists that they can use magnets to zap away belief in... read more

Why the Church is More Attractive When it Stands Against the Cultural Tide

The Don Johnson Show, October 16, 2015 On the day of the theatrical premiere of Convinced, Don talks to one of the film’s stars, former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson. He also discusses a letter sent to the Synod on the Family by over one hundred well known Catholic converts, including several other stars of Convinced, regarding the reasons they converted and their concern that the Church not change it’s attitude toward traditional sexual... read more

How to Deal with that “Forever Empty” Feeling

October 10, 2015 In the first broadcast on the Immaculate Heart Radio Network, Don talks to former atheist professor Holly Ordway about how she became Catholic and discusses why even the most successful people struggle with emptiness in their lives. Links to go with the show: Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms Louis CK Hates Cell Phones Convinced World Premiere Screening at Christ... read more

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