Posts Tagged ‘ Unity ’

Anglicans Becoming Catholic

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Unity in the News

Earlier this year, Bishop Richard Gagnon of the Diocese of Victoria in British Columbia, received into the Catholic Church the members of the Fellowship of Blessed John Henry Newman, formed by members of the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada who were seeking full communion with the Catholic Church under the terms of the Apostolic Constitution […]



Three Frameworks for Interpreting the Church Fathers

Dec 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

This is a guest article by Dr. Kenneth J. Howell. Dr. Howell earned an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, an M.A. in Linguistics and Philosophy from the University of South Florida, a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Science, and a second Ph.D. from Lancaster University (U.K.) in the History of […]



The “Catholics are Divided Too” Objection

Nov 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

When Protestants become Catholic, one reason they typically give for doing so is the prospect of attaining unity. They recognize both that the perpetual fragmentation between Protestant denominations cannot be the fulfillment of Christ’s prayer in John 17 that His followers be one, and that this fragmentation is perpetually insoluble by way of sola scriptura […]



Reformation Day 2012: Remembrance and Reconciliation

Oct 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

In the United States, the Reformed and Lutheran traditions celebrate tomorrow (October 28) as Reformation Sunday, in memory of Martin Luther’s act of nailing his ninety-five theses to the door of the Wittenburg Church on October 31, 1517. The celebration is understandable because that event marks the beginning of the Reformation and of the resulting […]



Book Review: Divine Love Made Flesh by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke

Jun 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke began his episcopacy as bishop of La Crosse, Wisconsin, in 1995. As part of his leadership of his flock, then Bishop Burke consecrated his diocese to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 2003 he was then named Archbishop of St. Louis, Missouri. Like he had done in his pastoral leadership of […]



“Too catholic to be Catholic?” A Response to Peter Leithart

May 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Dr. Peter J. Leithart, fellow at New St. Andrews College and pastor of Trinity Reformed Church in Moscow, Idaho, recently posted an article at his blog that has caught the attention of many who participate in the ongoing Protestant-Catholic dialog. Last year Leithart faced disciplinary charges before the PCA for his Federal Vision theology, though […]



To Dust Ye Shall Return

Feb 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. It is the beginning of Lent in the western Church, a 40-day season of penance. During this time, Christians traditionally show our sorrow for our sins by making a voluntary sacrifice, and possibly by taking up additional forms of self-discipline. These are, contra pop culture, to be done discretely, privately, without […]



From Calvin to the Barque of Peter: A Reformed Seminarian becomes Catholic

Nov 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

This is a guest post by Jason Kettinger. For the past ten years Jason Kettinger was a member of the Presbyterian Church in America. He received baptism in 2001, and spent his college days as a fruitful member of Reformed University Fellowship, before graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in political science […]



Ecclesial Unity and Outdoing Christ: A Dilemma for the Ecumenism of Non-Return

Nov 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

In an article titled “Finale: A Unitive Vision of Christendom,” PCA pastor Mike Hsu, the pastor of Grace Chapel in Lincoln, Nebraska, recently claimed that I would treat a call for “united hearts” rather than “united ecclesial structure” as ecclesial deism. In that same article Mike then wrote, “The problem with Cross’ argumentation is that […]



Reformation Sunday 2011: How Would Protestants Know When to Return?

Oct 29th, 2011 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Imagine that the Occupy Wall Street protest continued for years, during which time the community of protesters divided into different factions, each with different beliefs, different demands, and different leaders. But the protests continued for so long that the protesters eventually built makeshift shanties and lived in them, and had children. These children grew up […]