Born and raised in Muslim Turkey, Derya Little rejected her family’s Islamic faith and became an atheist after her parents’ divorce. During her stormy adolescence, she tried to convince a Christian missionary that there is no God but was converted to Christ instead.
While attending a Turkish university and serving as a Christian youth minister, Derya began to compare the teachings of Protestantism and Catholicism, and during her doctoral studies in England, she entered the Catholic Church.
Little has an MA in History and a PhD in Politics. She has written articles for academic journals, Catholic World Report, Crisis Magazine, National Catholic Register and other Catholic publications. Her conversion story, From Islam to Christ, is published by Ignatius Press.
How can we come alive in this dead culture? How can we share the Faith with Muslims and atheists? How can we talk to lukewarm Catholics, agnostics and anyone in between?
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Angela Erickson, a former pro-life warrior, current chaser of toddlers and picker-upper of toys, shares her journey from being a working mother to becoming a stay at home mother. We talked about struggles of being faithful Catholic women in this secular world. Listen for yourself and for the women in your life!
Her article on the subject resonated with me: My SAHM Identity Crisis: Embracing the “Hidden Year” of Motherhood after Letting Go of My Career.
Matthew is a therapist and a D&D dungeon master, but most of all he has survived his youthful wanderings and is a faithful Catholic. He shares how richness of tradition kept him home and how we can help today’s youth stay on the straight and the narrow. You can find his writings on psychology and theology on his blog, Vespers in Vienna.
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Anthony “Tony” Ferguson was raised Catholic, but found the reasons for faith unsatisfactory in high school and moved on to living a life of alcohol, drugs and pleasure in college. In this episode, he shares how the Lord pulled him out of darkness and helped him overcome addiction.
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