Two Years a Catholic

Two Years a Catholic

On September 23rd, 2012 (two years ago today), I was received into full communion with the Catholic Church. Humanly speaking, it was one of the worst decisions I have ever made. The last two years have brought me almost nothing but loss. Most of my fellow alumni and former professors at Westminster Seminary no longer speak to me, I am denied entrance into the church I planted (where my family still attends on Sundays) — I wasn’t even...

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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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Mistrial in the Leithart Case?

Mistrial in the Leithart Case?

It looks like three PCA presbyteries have agreed to petition the General Assembly to assume original jurisdiction over Rev. Peter Leithart and declare a mistrial because the prosecutor of the case (me) has joined the dark side of the Force. And apparently this has been known for a few days and has been discussed in the blogosphere, yet I just found out about it a few minutes ago because someone tagged me in a Facebook discussion about it. I do...

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What “Difference” Does the “Vowel Make”?

What “Difference” Does the “Vowel Make”?

As many of you surely know, the Reformed distinguish themselves from evangelicals on the issue of the relationship between Scripture and the church by highlighting the all-importance of a single vowel. “We are not like those Bible-only, no-creed-but-Christ evangelicals,” we hear. “On the contrary, we believe in the genuine authority of the church — but that authority is derivative and penultimate, always secondary to our...

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Crap, I Should Have Just Stayed in the PCA!

Crap, I Should Have Just Stayed in the PCA!

I had been waiting until I had an actual copy of the SJC’s report before I divulged what I have known for weeks, namely, that the PCA has now officially sided with the Pacific Northwest Presbytery and their exoneration of Peter Leithart. But now that Lane has let the cat out of the bag over at Green Baggins, I guess there’s no point pretending it’s still a secret. Having been the prosecutor in this case, but now having joined...

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And the Verdict Is. . . .

And the Verdict Is. . . .

The Standing Judicial Commission of the PCA — which is the denomination’s highest court — finally reached its verdict in the case against Pastor Peter Leithart (a case that has been ongoing since 2007, and which I prosecuted personally in the Pacific Northwest Presbytery). Although I do  know what their ruling was, I will refrain from divulging it until the SJC issues its Report and reasons for their decision. The Westminster...

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