Archive for November 2010

Free Books for Reformed Seminarians

Nov 29th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

As an act of goodwill and in anticipation for Christmas, Called to Communion would like to give free copies of Taylor Marshall’s new book The Catholic Perspective on Paul.

Mary as Co-Redemptrix

Nov 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

On this first day of Advent, we are reminded to anticipate Christ’s second coming, as we prepare to celebrate His first coming. A woman heavy with Child will soon give birth to the King of kings. In doing so, she will begin another phase in her pilgrimage of faith, one which culminates at the cross, […]

The Catholic Perspective on Paul – a New Book

Nov 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

We ain’t gonna lie. Many of us on Called to Communion were drawn to the Catholic Church after we had reassessed the “salvation issue” through the lens of the “New Perspective on Paul.” Three years ago, a few friends of mine (including Sean Patrick of Called to Communion) were lamenting that there wasn’t a book […]

Episode 15 – The Conversion of Annie Witz (OPC)

Nov 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Podcast

In this episode, Tom Riello, former PCA minister, interviews Annie Witz, a convert from the OPC (Orthodox Presbyterian Church).  Annie’s father is an elder in the OPC church and serves on the board of Westminster Seminary California.   Annie shares her personal conversion story from being a devout OPC member to a Catholic in the […]

St. Clement of Rome: Soteriology and Ecclesiology

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Today, November 23, is the memorial of St. Clement I, pope and martyr. St. Clement was the third bishop of Rome, after St. Peter. He is known to us mostly through his famous letter to the Church at Corinth. Here I present a brief summary of what we know from later Fathers about St. Clement, […]

Did the Pope Condone Condoms in Certain Cases?

Nov 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Several main-stream media outlets are running a story with headlines like “Pope says condoms acceptable ‘in certain cases’.”   One does not even need to read the quotation in context to know that this is false.  The reason one can know this is because the pope does not have the authority to do such a […]

Sirach: About a Biblical Book Rejected by the Reformation

Nov 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

One of the seven Old Testament books rejected by Martin Luther and subsequent Protestants was the book of Ecclesiasticus, alternatively known by its “Old Latin” title Sirach. The other books rejected by Protestantism are Judith, Tobit, Wisdom, Baruch, and 1 & 2 Maccabees. Ecclesiasticus/Sirach is found among the Dead Sea Scrolls (three copies to be […]

A New Contributor – Jeremy Tate

Nov 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Jeremy Tate On behalf of Called to Communion, I’d like to give a hearty welcome to our newest contributor, Jeremy Tate. Tate is currently finishing a graduate degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington D.C.  You can listen to his conversion story here. He has already contributed two guest posts in the past and you […]

Sola Scriptura: A Dialogue between Michael Horton and Bryan Cross

Nov 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles

In February of this year Ryan Glomsrud, the Executive Editor of Modern Reformation, invited me to participate in a roundtable discussion on the subject of sola scriptura, with Michael Horton, editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation, a co-host of the White Horse Inn, and the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary […]

The Depth of the Splendor – St. John Chrysostom’s View of Liturgy

Nov 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

On a recent feast in honor of the Mother of God, (I think it was the commemoration of her Dormition), my priest made a great point about Tradition as it is compared to Protestantism. Many times we as Catholics and Orthodox try to explain how it is that our honor which is given to the […]