Posts Tagged ‘ Apostolic Succession ’

The Bishops of History and the Catholic Faith: A Reply To Brandon Addison

Jun 8th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

On March 24 of this year we posted a guest article by Brandon Addison titled “The Quest for the Historical Church: A Protestant Assessment.” We had invited Brandon some months earlier to write an essay for Called To Communion on the topic of his choice, and we are very grateful for his generosity, trust, and […]



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 […]



Apostolic Succession and Historical Inquiry: Some Preliminary Remarks

May 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Included in the May 2013 issue of First Things is Ephraim Radner’s review of Candida Moss’s book, The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom (HarperOne). I found Moss’s arguments against the historicity of early Christian martyrologies to be particularly familiar and interesting in the light of some recent discussion over at Jason […]



Jason Stewart on the Journey Home (October 29, 2012)

Oct 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

For those of you who missed Jason Stewart’s appearance on The Journey Home this past Monday evening, here it is: More from Jason Stewart:  An OPC Pastor Enters the Catholic Church See also: Taking a Stand on the Scriptures Against the Traditions of Men



The Chair of St. Peter

Feb 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Today we observe the Solemnity of the Chair of St. Peter, as the 22nd of February falls on Ash Wednesday this liturgical year.  The Church has celebrated this occasion since at least the mid-4th century.  Called to Communion has given it attention in the past, including Bryan Cross’s detailed survey of references from the early centuries […]



Taking a Stand on the Scriptures Against the Traditions of Men

Feb 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Imagine this conversation ca. A.D. 49 – Malachi: “Have you heard news yet about the Council’s decision regarding Gentile circumcision?” Phineas: “I knew the apostles were meeting in Jerusalem last week to decide the question, but no, I haven’t heard anything. Everybody’s waiting to hear. Have you heard something?” Malachi: “Yes, I was there. I had […]



Underlying Disagreements in ECT Evangelicals’ Objections to the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception

Dec 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Today is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Last year, immediately preceding this Solemnity, Taylor posted “Mary Without Sin (Scripture and Tradition),” and on the Feast I posted “Mary’s Immaculate Conception, in which I included podcasts of Prof. Lawrence Feingold’s lecture and Q&A on this dogma. Those two posts provide evidence for the Catholic dogma, […]



The Chair of St. Peter

Feb 22nd, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Today in the liturgical calendar we celebrate the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle. According to an ancient tradition, February 22 was the day Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter, and gave to him the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. (Matt. 16:19) The Catholic Encyclopedia article on the chair of St. […]



Sola Scriptura: A Dialogue between Michael Horton and Bryan Cross

Nov 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Articles

In February of this year Ryan Glomsrud, the Executive Editor of Modern Reformation, invited me to participate in a roundtable discussion on the subject of sola scriptura, with Michael Horton, editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation, a co-host of the White Horse Inn, and the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary […]



St. Ignatius of Antioch on the Church

Oct 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Today is the memorial of St. Ignatius, the bishop of Antioch who was martyred in Rome in AD 107. What does St. Ignatius reveal to us about the Church? According to the early fourth century Church historian Eusebius, St. Ignatius was the second bishop of Antioch (from approximately AD 70 to 107) after Evodius, about […]