Archive for January 2014

Saved by Love Alone: A Seminary Wife’s Journey

Jan 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

My conversion story begins with the fruitful evangelization efforts of my brother, and my pursuit of baptism at the hands of an Episcopal priest. It continues through a persistent question by my non-religious sister, and a very dark time for my faith and my relationship with the Lord. It ends with my confidence in my […]

Overcoming the Scandal of Division

Jan 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

On this last day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, let’s consider the events of the past week, and petition the Lord to help us overcome the scandal of our continued division.

“Made Perfectly One”: A Reflection for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Jan 24th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The 17th chapter of the Gospel according to St. John is an essential missional treatise for this year’s “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,” as it has been in years past, and as it is to the mission of Called to Communion.  I recently saw a phrase from Christ’s prayer in this chapter used in […]

Ecumenism of Tears: A Reflection for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

As I quoted from Pope Francis in yesterday’s post, in our times there is an ecumenism of blood binding together persecuted Christians. Without meaning to detract from this rich expression, it seems to follow from it that Christians also can share in an ecumenism of tears. Do we shed tears over our divisions? If not, […]

“Their Blood is Mixed”: A Reflection for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Jan 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

We have a tradition at Called to Communion of observing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This event, with over a century of history behind it, seeks to promote visible Christian unity through an octave of prayer. Its goal, like the goal of Called to Communion, is to pursue the fulfillment of Christ’s High […]

Clark, Frame, and the Analogy of Painting a Magisterial Target Around One’s Interpretive Arrow

Jan 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Westminster Seminary professor R. Scott Clark recently wrote a post titled “Should I buy it? (1),” in reference to John Frame’s recently published systematic theology text. Frame is currently a professor of systematic theology and philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary Orlando. In his post Clark describes “two competing approaches to Reformed theology” as it exists […]

Post Tenebras Lux?: Nominalism and Luther’s Reformation

Jan 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

From the earliest period of Luther’s Reformation, there was an overt antipathy towards what was deemed to be the undue philosophical speculation of the medieval scholastics. According to Luther (as well as subsequent Reformers, though often with less vitriol), the influence of Aristotle had caused theologians to turn from the God of revelation to a […]

Exposing the Blind Side: A Reverted Catholic Looks Back

Jan 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Gustavo Martin-Asensio was born and raised in Madrid, Spain, in a traditional Catholic family of four. He discovered Evangelicalism while a high school exchange student in West Virginia, and immediately became an avid student of the Bible. Gustavo pursued wholeheartedly the study of the Scriptures, obtaining a masters degree (MCS) in biblical languages from Regent […]