Archive for July 2013

Welcome Jason and Casey!

Jul 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Called To Communion is delighted to welcome two new members to our team of contributors, Casey Chalk and Jason Kettinger.

Twitter, World Youth Day, and Indulgences

Jul 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The following post is not intended to offer an academic or theological defense of purgatory or the practice of granting indulgences as Called to Communion has already discussed these doctrines and practices at great length. For readers interested in a thorough treatment of indulgences, purgatory, and pilgrimages, see Bryan Cross’ article from January of 2011. […]

Seventy-two Disciples and the Israel of God: A Reflection on Biblical Typology

Jul 10th, 2013 | By | Category: Blog Posts

When we read the Bible, one of the most important things that we need to do is to read it typologically. A biblical type is any person, place, thing, or event that pre-figures something that comes later and becomes its fulfillment (antitype). Thus, one who reads the Bible typologically “discerns in God’s works of the […]

Lumen Fidei: A Forum for Ecumenical Dialogue

Jul 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Blog Posts

This past Friday, July 5, Pope Francis released his first encyclical letter, titled Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith). In this letter he notes that Pope Benedict had “almost completed a first draft of an encyclical on faith,” and adds “as his brother in Christ I have taken up his fine work and added a […]