Archive for October 2009

A Reply from a Romery Person

Oct 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Last week as I was preparing to go out of town for a conference, I received an interview request from Michael Spencer (aka IMonk) regarding the recent announcement by the Vatican concerning the establishment of Personal Ordinariates. These Personal Ordinariates will allow former Anglicans to enter full communion with the Catholic Church while retaining distinctive […]



Episode 9 – On the New Anglican Ordinariates

Oct 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcast

Tim Troutman interviews Taylor Marshall, former Episcopal priest, and Andrew Preslar, formerly studying for Anglican orders, on the subject of the new Anglican Ordinariates and what that means for Christianity and ecumenism. Download the mp3 here.



Stanley Hauerwas on Reformation Sunday

Oct 25th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog Posts

29 October 1995 by Stanley Hauerwas Joel 2:23-32 – 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 – Luke 18:9-14



What is the Significance of the Pope’s Anglican Ordinariates?

Oct 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog Posts

[Look for a Called to Communion podcast on the Anglican Ordinariates this week. Tim Troutman, Andrew Preslar and I recorded on Friday evening.] The Holy Father has announced the formation of a “personal ordinariate” for Anglicans coming into the Catholic Church. A lot of people are confused by what is meant by “personal ordinariate.” The […]



Discussion at Called to Communion

Oct 23rd, 2009 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Before we launched Called to Communion, the team discussed at length how we would make our vision explicit. We didn’t want to be just another group blog, and we didn’t want to be an apologetic website where parties argue back and forth to no end. We want to achieve something more.



New Book on Judaism and Catholicism – The Crucified Rabbi

Oct 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog Posts

I want to thank Tim Troutman and the rest of the Called to Communion fellows for allowing me to put up a quick post about my new book: The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of Catholic Christianity now available on amazon.com. The book begins with an event in which I encountered a Jewish Rabbi […]



Review of Scott Hahn’s Kinship by Covenant (Yale, 2009)

Oct 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Dr. Scott Hahn’s Kinship by Covenant is a revised and updated version of his 1995 doctoral dissertation Kinship by Covenant: A Biblical Theological Study of the Covenant Types and Texts in the Old and New Testaments published for the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library. The great biblical scholar, David Noel Freedman (d. 2008), recognized that […]



Summarizing the Summas, or, The Simplicity of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Oct 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The names “Thomas Aquinas” and “Summa,” when they spark recognition, can also to produce rather visceral reactions. St. Thomas’s meticulous, dialectic method of exploring theological questions might have something to do with the more than (or less than) intellectual reactions to the man and his works. Some folks find them to be frustrating, while others […]



Some Reflections on Our Project, and a New Index

Oct 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Neal Judisch’s post on Wednesday, September 30 was post number one hundred at Called to Communion. I would like to take the occasion of reaching this auspicious number to reflect upon the first seven months of our new venture. First of all, thank you. Your participation in this new project is allowing it to become what […]