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 [...]
Archive for October 2009
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.
[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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
The names “Thomas Aquinas” and “Summa,” when they spark recognition, are apt also to produce rather visceral reactions. This is quite incongruous with the modus operandi of St. Thomas’s Summa Theologica and Summa Contra Gentiles themselves, which many readers find rather intellectual and void of emotion. St. Thomas’s meticulous and dispassionate style might have something to [...]
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 [...]