Posts Tagged ‘ Conversion ’

Blessed John Henry Newman on Conversion

Sep 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Yesterday, John Henry Newman was formally beatified by Pope Benedict XVI. Newman is considered by many to be the (de facto) patron saint of converts. In what follows, I will share some of Newman’s insights on conversion, particularly as concerns the intellectual reception and expression of Catholic doctrine on the part of the convert.

Episode 14 – A Presuppositional Apologist Becomes Catholic

Aug 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Podcast

Tom Riello interviews Marc Ayers on the topic of his conversion to the Catholic Church. Marc was a ‘disciple’ of Dr. Greg Bahnsen. Hear him tell how his presuppositional apologetic method helped him see the need for a divinely instituted authority, namely the Catholic Church. To download the mp3, click here.

The Denominational Marketplace

Aug 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Just a few months before I was certain I needed to enter the Catholic Church, I wrote the following post on a blog I had been using to write out my thoughts about discerning the Church. I re-post it here, with some edits that seem appropriate now that I am Catholic, to reach Called to […]

Faith and Reason in the Context of Conversion

Jul 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The following is a guest post written by Devin Rose.  Devin is a 32-year-old software engineer and lay apologist who blogs at St. Joseph’s Vanguard. He and his wife, Katie, live in Austin with their four children. After years as a devout atheist, I converted to Evangelical Protestantism in February of 2000 and was baptized […]

Oh to Be Catholic

Jun 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Yesterday two Reformed Christians announced that they had decided to convert to the Catholic Church. It reminded me of my own conversion. Becoming Catholic or in my case coming back home to the Church is so hard to explain to those who find such horror when they look in the face of the Church. They […]

Once Upon a Thousand Years

Jan 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Towards the end of Leo Tolstoy’s literary masterpiece, Anna Karenina, we find Konstantin Levin, the book’s male protagonist, grasping his way towards an explicit faith in God. Along the way, Levin considers the faith of the Church, but finds himself unable to fully accept her testimony to divine truth: