Called To Communion welcomes David AndersSep 17th, 2010 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Blog Posts
We at Called To Communion are delighted to welcome David Anders, who is joining our team as a regular contributor.
In the Spring of this year I read David’s story in the May issue of The Journey Home. I contacted him and invited him to contribute something to Called To Communion. He sent me an article which we posted here on June 1, titled “How John Calvin Made me a Catholic.” This article drew thousands of hits and has generated almost four hundred comments to date. In handling questions and objections, David showed himself to be both gracious and erudite, so we knew he would fit well with what we do here and how we do it. We recently invited him to join us, and were delighted when he accepted. We think he will be a perfect fit with our team, with our mission, and with the commitment to charity that we believe is vital to bringing Christians to agreement concerning the truth.
David was raised in the PCA. He and his wife Jill completed their undergraduate degrees at Wheaton College in 1992. He subsequently earned an M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1995, and a Ph.D. from The University of Iowa in 2002, in Reformation history and historical theology. He wrote his dissertation on John Calvin. His dissertation is titled “Prophets from the ranks of shepherds: John Calvin and the challenge of popular religion (1532–1555).” He was received into the Catholic Church in 2003. He has taught history and religion in Iowa and Alabama. He currently reside in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife and five home-schooled children (ages 1-14).
On June 23 of this year, David was on EWTN Live, interviewed by Fr. Mitch Pacwa S.J. That interview can be watched in the video directly below.
More recently, David gave two interviews with Barbara McGuigan on the Good Fight Radio program. The first interview took place on August 28, and the subject was David and Jill’s story, how they came into the Catholic Church. The second interview took place on September 11, and the subject was St. Augustine. Listen to those interviews here.
David, welcome to Called To Communion! We’re very grateful to have you with us.