Confessions of an Unclenched Catholic

Confessions of an Unclenched Catholic

As many of you know, I was on EWTN’s The Journey Home  this past week, and I promised to post the video when it became available. Here you go: I would like to thank you all for the positive feedback you’ve sent my way (this site has had no fewer than 1,000 and as many as 3,500 unique visitors per day since last Monday). One of the best things I heard (it struck me most coming from an old Calvary pastor friend, although others have...

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On Lighthearted Tragedy

On Lighthearted Tragedy

Peter Leithart wrote a piece for First Things  recently titled “The Tragedy of Conversion.” Now as you probably know, Peter and I have a quite a history, so while I doubt I was the sole inspiration for his lament, I’m sure I was at least a significant part of it. Leithart makes it clear that what he considers “tragic” are “cross-Christian conversions, from Protestant to Catholicism or Orthodoxy, or the...

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Is the Pope Catholic?

Is the Pope Catholic?

My online admirer Darryl Hart has argued that, when discussing American Presbyterianism, the labels “liberal” and”conservative” are misnomers. The reason for this is that such a taxonomy misses the gist of why certain Presbyterian ministers were against the evangelical revivals of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In short, when one is operating from a strict liberal/conservative grid in which liberals were...

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Let’s Play Fair

Let’s Play Fair

Over at Called to Communion, Darryl Hart has once again criticized me and my pals for our conspiratorial plan to dupe humanity by waging a massive cover-up of all the Catholic Church’s misdeeds over the past 2,000 years. He wrote in a comment in this thread: What I believe to be dishonest about Jason and the Callers is the partial evidence they give for the truth of Roman Catholicism, and the neglect of those historical realities that...

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Stuff I Don’t Like That Much: Catholicism Edition

Stuff I Don’t Like That Much: Catholicism Edition

D.G. Hart, this one’s for you. . . . Most of you won’t know this, but Darryl and I kind of used to be pals (in a professor/student kind of way, of course). He was my faculty advisor at Westminster, and he oversaw my work on a directed research project examining Calvin and Edwards on the issue of assurance (a project for which I not only earned an A, but which Darryl described as an “impressive study” [hey, turns out that...

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All I Really Want… is Some Peace, Man!

All I Really Want… is Some Peace, Man!

In response to Pope Francis’s clearly biblically-illterate statements in his recent homily, online skeptic Darryl Hart courageously asks: I wonder in what part of the Bible you would read a statement like this from Pope Francis (yesterday): . “The Lord created us in His image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord, and He does good and all of us have this commandment at heart: do good and do not do evil. All of...

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