Archive for October 2011

Reformation Sunday 2011: How Would Protestants Know When to Return?

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

Imagine that the Occupy Wall Street protest continued for years, during which time the community of protesters divided into different factions, each with different beliefs, different demands, and different leaders. But the protests continued for so long that the protesters eventually built makeshift shanties and lived in them, and had children. These children grew up […]



Into The Half-Way House: The Story of an Episcopal Priest

Oct 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

This is a guest post by Michael Rennier. Michael received a BA in New Testament Literature from Oral Roberts University in 2002 and a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School in 2006. He served the Anglican Church in North America as the Rector of two parishes on Cape Cod, Massachusetts for five years. After […]



Westminster in the Dock: Reflections on the Peter Leithart Trial

Oct 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Last weekend, Called to Communion’s Tim Troutman and I got together for drinks with a fellow that Tim sponsored in his parish’s RCIA program. In the course of the conversation, I mentioned that I had been reading the transcripts and other documents pertaining to the Peter Leithart trial in the Pacific Northwest Presbytery of the […]



VanDrunen on Catholic Inclusivity and Change

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

Has the Catholic Church changed her doctrine concerning “no salvation outside the Church?”  Dr. David VanDrunen recently penned a brief historical survey of what he sees as Catholicism’s “change” from soteriological exclusivisity to inclusivity.  VanDrunen is a Westminster Seminary California professor and minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC).  His article appeared in the OPC’s periodical […]



Protestant Objections to the Catholic Doctrines of Original Justice and Original Sin

Oct 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

What objections have various Protestant theologians raised to the Catholic doctrines of original justice and original sin, and what is the Catholic reply to these objections? Here I present some Protestant arguments against the Catholic doctrines of original justice and original sin, from Martin Luther, John Calvin, Francis Turretin, Charles Hodge, Gordon Clark, and Peter […]



Robert George and Russell Moore on the State of Evangelicalism

Oct 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Recently I referred to Russell Moore, in reference to his article published earlier this year titled “Where Have all the Presbyterians Gone?” in the WSJ. He is Dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Last Monday he sat down with Catholic philosopher Robert George (McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University) at an […]



Episcopal parish in Bladensburg enters Catholic Church

Oct 9th, 2011 | By | Category: Unity in the News

The Rev. Mark Lewis awoke early on the last morning of his life as an Anglican priest and dressed in a suit and tie instead of his usual priestly regalia. That’s different, he thought, for the first of many times on a day when so much was different for St. Luke’s, the small Episcopal church […]



Michael Horton on Schism as Heresy

Oct 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Michael Horton Michael Horton is the editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation, co-host of the White Horse Inn radio program, and the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. Recently on the White Horse Inn blog Michael Horton wrote about the nature of schism.



Lawrence Feingold on Original Justice and Original Sin

Oct 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

On September 28, the feast of the martyr St. Wenceslaus in the Catholic liturgical calendar, and also the feast of Rosh Hashanah in the Jewish calendar, Professor Lawrence Feingold of Ave Maria University’s Institute for Pastoral Theology and author of The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas and his Interpreters and the […]