Posts Tagged ‘ Ecclesiology ’

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

Aug 17th, 2015 | By Guest Author | 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 […]

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

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By Guest Author | 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 […]

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

Jan 14th, 2014 | By Bryan Cross | 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 […]

Peter Leithart’s “The Tragedy of Conversion” to Catholicism or Orthodoxy

Oct 18th, 2013 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Blog Posts

Peter Leithart recently wrote an article in First Things titled “The Tragedy of Conversion,” in which he laments the conversion of Protestants to Catholicism and Orthodoxy as tragic. Orthodox subdeacon Gabe Martini, whose work is well worth reading, replied here, and Orthodox writer Robert Arakaki replied to Leithart here. So I’m a bit late. But […]

Review of Robert Louis Wilken’s The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity

Aug 4th, 2013 | By Casey Chalk | Category: Blog Posts

Robert Louis Wilken’s The First Thousand Years: A Global History of Christianity (Yale University Press, 2012) is an ambitious survey of Christian history, from one of America’s most accomplished religious historians. Wilken is William R. Kenan Professor of History of Christianity Emeritus at the University of Virginia, an associate at the St. Paul Center for […]

Seventy-two Disciples and the Israel of God: A Reflection on Biblical Typology

Jul 10th, 2013 | By Tom Riello | Category: Blog Posts

When we read the Bible, one of the most important things that we need to do is to read it typologically. A biblical type is any person, place, thing, or event that pre-figures something that comes later and becomes its fulfillment (antitype). Thus, one who reads the Bible typologically “discerns in God’s works of the […]

The Papacy and the Catholic Act of Faith

Feb 26th, 2013 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Blog Posts

On Friday, April 22, 2005, I was sitting at my desk at Saint Louis University, trying to think of a good remaining reason not to be Catholic. I had been investigating the Catholic question intensely for over a year, and one by one I had been discovering that my objections were largely based on straw […]

The Holiness of the Church

Oct 16th, 2012 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Blog Posts

Recently some Protestant participants in the dialogue here raised the objection that grave sins by Catholics seem to be incompatible with the Catholic claim that the Catholic Church is the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. If holiness is one of the four marks of the Catholic Church, how can the Catholic Church contain persons […]

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

May 24th, 2012 | By Matt Yonke | 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 […]

“Have you been Born Again? Catholic Reflections on a Protestant Doctrine, or How Calvin’s view of Salvation destroyed his Doctrine of the Church”

Mar 14th, 2012 | By David Anders | Category: Featured Articles

When I first began to study Calvin in earnest, I was puzzled by what seemed a glaring omission in his writings and sermons. He never counseled his readers and listeners to be “Born Again.” This struck me as odd because I knew our denomination (PCA) considered Calvin to be our true founder. I also knew […]