Archive for July 2011

On “Christ’s Test of our Orthodoxy” by Pastor Jack W. Sawyer

Jul 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Jack W. Sawyer Recently I had the pleasure of coming across an article entitled “Christ’s Test of our Orthodoxy” on Ordained Servant, a Journal published by the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. I was a member of this denomination for six years, and the title immediately caught my attention. Pastor Jack W. Sawyer’s article can be read […]

Habitual Sin and the Grace of the Sacraments

Jul 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

In a class at Reformed Theological Seminary I had a professor address the issue of internet pornography among seminarians. According to my professor, around fifty percent of seminary students view internet pornography on a weekly basis. I’m not sure where this stat comes from, but I do not doubt its accuracy. I appreciated my professor’s […]

The Vatican Files N. 4: A Reply to Ref21’s Leonardo De Chirico

Jul 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Leonardo De Chirico Leonardo De Chirico is a Protestant lecturer in theology at IFED (Istituto di Formazione Evangelica e Documentazione) in Padova, Italy. He edits the theological journal Studi di teologia. He also worked in Italy for twelve years as a Reformed Baptist church planter. Over the past few months De Chirico has posted a […]

David Anders on Catholic Answers

Jul 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Podcast

David Anders On Friday, July 8, I was the guest on the Catholic Answers Live radio program, taking calls and questions from non-Catholics. The one-hour broadcast featured the following questions and discussions: 7′ A discussion of John Calvin’s view of his relation to the Catholic Church, the Catholic positions he affirmed, and his rejection of […]

The Accidental Catholic

Jul 5th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Fred Noltie This is a guest post by Fred Noltie. Fred was in the Presbyterian Church in America for twenty years, attending both Covenant College and Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. On the Easter Vigil of 2005 he and his family were received into full communion with the Catholic Church at St. Lawrence parish in […]

Russian Cleric Joins Vatican Ceremony

Jul 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

[A] Russian report notes that Father Anthony Sevryuk, the rector of the Orthodox church of St. Catherine in Rome, was present at this year’s celebration. His presence may be taken as further indication of a warming trend in the sometimes-troubled relations between the Vatican and the Moscow Patriarchate. Read the whole story here.

Six Texas Episcopalian Parishes to be Received into Full Communion

Jul 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

After Maryland, Texas. A few days after news of the return to full communion with the Catholic Church by an entire Episcopalian community (Anglican of the States) of Saint Luke, in Bladenburg (Maryland), a new “transition” takes place: This time it’s in Texas, where six Anglican parishes “Made in the USA” are going to embrace […]