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With Faces Thitherward: A Reformed Seminary Student’s Story

Dec 17th, 2016 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Jeremy de Haan was born and raised in the Canadian Reformed Churches, a denomination grounded in the Dutch Reformed tradition. He drifted from his Reformed roots in his early twenties, spending a few years in a Vineyard church but ultimately returned to the Reformed tradition. Sometime later, he decided to pursue the ministry, and completed […]



No Longer Adrift: A Presbyterian Pastor Discovers the Catholic Church

Sep 4th, 2016 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Dr. Joseph Johnson was raised in the Baptist tradition, but much of his formative years were in nondenominational and charismatic circles. After entering Bible college, he concentrated in church history, and spent some time among Jewish Christians due to an interest in the relationship between the church and synagogue. Having discovered Reformed theology in seminary, […]



Loss and Gain

Aug 31st, 2016 | By | Category: Lead Article

This is a guest article by John Thayer Jensen. John was born in California in 1942 and raised in a non-religious home. At a time of emotional collapse in his life, John was influenced by several Evangelical Christians, subsequently leading to his committing his life to Christ in 1969. He eventually made his way into […]



A Catholic Assessment of Gregg Allison’s Critique of the “Hermeneutics of Catholicism”

Aug 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured Articles

This is a guest article by Eduardo Echeverria. Eduardo was born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, in 1950. His family immigrated to Manhattan, NY, in 1952. He was raised Roman Catholic, but only responded to the Gospel in the summer of 1970 through the ministry of L’Abri Fellowship,  founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer, and located in the […]



Congratulations to Barrett Turner, Ph.D.

May 24th, 2015 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The contributors at Called To Communion gratefully rejoice with one of our members on the recent occasion of his academic accomplishment. On April 29, 2015 Barrett Turner successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, “Dignitatis humanae and the Development of Moral Doctrine: Assessing Change in Catholic Social Teaching on Religious Liberty”, thus earning his Ph.D. Congratulations, Dr. […]



Feminism, Conscience, and the Church: How Reformed Baptist Natalie Richardson Became Catholic

Nov 13th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Natalie Richardson is a stay-at-home mom to one boy and a freelance writer on the side. She grew up in a Reformed Baptist home, but after meeting a Catholic who knew his stuff, she attempted to convert him, failed and became Catholic herself in 2012. She, her husband and child now live in Tennessee.



Does the Center Hold? The Story of Fr. Albert Scharbach’s Journey from Westminster Theological Seminary to Catholic Priest

Oct 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The following is a guest post by Fr. Albert Scharbach. One of the ironies of my new job as a College Guidance Counselor at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, MD is that I get to attend daily mass offered by a priest who graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary. This Fall I have come to […]



Prayer Altars, Idolatry, and Grace

Oct 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The following essay is a guest contribution by Tacy Williams Beck. She received a BA from Covenant College in English, with experience teaching English, Rhetoric, and Dance. Tacy and Stephen lived in Maryland for seven years, and they have four children: three girls and a boy. Their family was received into full communion with the […]



The Quest for the Historical Church: A Protestant Assessment

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

The following is a guest post by Brandon Addison. Brandon has been visiting Called To Communion since 2008 and commenting here on occasion since 2010. He was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, and then attended Providence Christian College, graduating in 2009 with a B.A. in History. Subsequently he attended Westminster Seminary California, graduating […]



A Review of Figuring Out the Church: Her Marks, and Her Masters

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts

This is a guest post by Nick Trosclair. Nick received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2006 and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Dogmatic Theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Raised an evangelical Christian, he taught the Classics of Western Literature and Scripture at […]