Podcast Episode 2

Feb 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcast

In our second episode, Tim Troutman, Tom Brown, Tom Riello, and Bryan Cross discuss the important subject of Christian unity. 

9 comments
Leave a comment »

  1. […] KSFHFH Organization placed an interesting blog post on Podcast Episode 2Here’s a brief overviewIn our second episode, Tim Troutman, Tom Brown, Tom Riello, and Bryan Cross discuss the important subject of BChristian/B unity. […]

  2. Riello, you can preach it!

  3. I would like to amend something I said in the audio. I referred to “baptized and non-baptized Christians.” I understand that the Catholic Church applies the moniker “Christian” only to those who are baptized, so, in my discussion of RCIA, this was an error.

    Peace in Christ,
    Tom

  4. First of all let me say, that this site is going to be a great success! Secondly, it is really nice to hear the voices that go with the faces and words I have been reading for over a year… in most cases, you don’t sound like what I imagined at all! Third, let me jump to the photos…. Brian, love the hat! Tim, you look like the God fearing Southern Bully :D

    Now that all that is out of the way… This was really excellent. I have already started sending people to this podcast because I thought so well of it. Each of you gave excellent points, and in the case of TR… I have never thought of that before… so thanks! Keep up the good work guys, it is much appreciated.

    Tom, how is the process going for you in RCIA?

    Blessings in Christ,
    -g-

  5. Dear George,

    Great to hear from you, and no small props to you and yours for servicing the business end of this effort!

    RCIA has been helpful. I have had many people tell me things like “you will know more than the teacher” or “you could teach RCIA because you’ve read a lot,” but these things have not proven true at all. I learn plenty every week (some weeks more than others), and being around real live Catholics helps but flesh on the structure that I’ve read about for so many years now. It helps me measure the divide between Catholic apologetic claims and the stereotype impression I have of garden variety Catholics.

    As for my intentions, I will certainly not hide them. For now I continue to try to discern God’s will. I am confident that I need to remain active in seeking this out, and can’t lapse back into passive mode.

    Peace in Christ,
    Tom

  6. Tom,

    Thank you my friend! I was glad to be a part of the project in that capacity.

    So, you are taking your time with the notion of full swing communion? I have taken that approach as well. One thing that is tough is when you are dealing with your whole family. I don’t know if that has come into play with you or not.

    How is your family (your folks and In-Laws) dealing with this? I ask that, because I know that often in the Reformed camp, folks often have a strong negative attitude towards Catholicism.

    I hail from the Evangelical/Fundamental side, and there is plenty of opposition there, although these folks are not close to the issues of the Reformation.

    Tom, we should meet up some time… you are just down in MD are you not?

    Blessings for a wonderful week my friend. Is the snow tumbling down?

    -g-

  7. Riello,

    Jewish roots of the faith, Unity of the people of God, New Exodus, Recapitulation . . . all things this former Prebyterian has long embraced with you.

    For us the is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for ehom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

  8. Dear George,

    I’m sorry I didn’t see this post sooner!

    So, you are taking your time with the notion of full swing communion? I have taken that approach as well.

    I am, for sure. The only thing I regret is the times during which I have been lethargic about seeking God’s will and Truth. But when I’m prayerful about the matter, I feel at peace about letting it take its time. There’s a lot of re-wiring that goes on in this transition, so (especially when coupled with the big family change) I have a hard time seeing how people make the ‘swing’ quickly.

    How is your family (your folks and In-Laws) dealing with this? I ask that, because I know that often in the Reformed camp, folks often have a strong negative attitude towards Catholicism.

    We’re all getting by, but it is a very delicate matter. I think a point of great comity and peace is that I ‘still’ love Jesus with great devotion. A trap for the unwary is the human instinct to seek out ulterior motives — to find out what is ‘really’ causing me to do this. It’s a question I’ve put to myself for some time too. This makes another fine instance where patience (vice the quick ‘swing’) can serve us well. Conversion within Christianity should never be all joy. There should be negative attitudes. Christian disunity is a negative thing, something to mourn no matter which side we’re on.

    Perhaps the hardest part is actually having the courage to discuss these things with family. Even when it comes out in the open, there’s a lot of force on all sides to put it back in the closet.

    Tom, we should meet up some time… you are just down in MD are you not?

    That’s right, south of Baltimore. Where are you?

    Peace in Christ,
    Tom

  9. Tom,

    Finally got back here to see your comment! Thanks for taking the time again to tell me about your process. I feel 100% the same. I was very eager, and wanted to jump a few months back, but I felt as though I should take it easy and allow more time for the rewiring as I call it (rewriting I think is your equivalent term).

    I am glad the family is getting by. I love chatting with my folks, although they would rather not. I just love all of the new pieces of Christian history that have been gained. They are like hidden treasures to me, that have come unveiled. My Dad was a former Catholic, so there are plenty of problems in his mind.

    We live in Lancaster PA, so we aren’t so far. Ashley is originally from MD. You catch her folks around here from time to time (Rob and Renee). Parkville is there location, and we visit fairly regularly.

    Oh, and you commented on the “Loving Jesus” factor… I am catching that too although, they think I have my nose in things that should be left alone. I find that my love for Christ is one of the biggest reasons for scratching into these things… I cannot do otherwise at this point unless I decided to lie to myself and to God.

    Blessings to you my friend,
    -g-

Leave Comment

Subscribe without commenting