Posts Tagged ‘ John Calvin ’

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

Oct 31st, 2012 | By Deacon Jason Stewart | 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

Lawrence Feingold on Sufficient and Efficacious Grace

Dec 10th, 2011 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Blog Posts

On November 30, Professor Lawrence Feingold of Ave Maria University’s Institute for Pastoral Theology and author of The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas and his Interpreters and the three volume series The Mystery of Israel and the Church gave a lecture titled “Sufficient and Efficacious Grace” to the Association of Hebrew […]

Calvin, Trent, and the Vulgate: Misinterpreting the Fourth Session

Jun 13th, 2011 | By Barrett Turner | Category: Blog Posts

*Update* I have made finding my responses to critics easier by linking to them at the end of the post. When I first began to take interest in theology, and in Reformed theology in particular, during college, I learned the story of how the Catholic Church closed herself off to serious study of the Holy […]

Episode 14 – A Presuppositional Apologist Becomes Catholic

Aug 25th, 2010 | By Marc Ayers | 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.

Contraception and the Reformed Faith

Jul 7th, 2010 | By Matt Yonke | Category: Blog Posts

The Catholic Church has stood, since its inception, firmly against the use of any artificial methods of contraception. In fact, it is the only Christian institution that, as a whole, has held this teaching consistently for all of Christian history.

St Augustine on Non-Catholic Christians as “Brothers”

Jul 6th, 2010 | By Taylor Marshall | Category: Blog Posts

The Second Vatican Council taught that non-Catholic Christians were to be recognized as “brothers” in light of their valid baptisms “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Some traditionalist Catholics look askance at this teaching, but it is worth noting that Saint Augustine also recognized that non-Catholic […]

How John Calvin Made me a Catholic

Jun 1st, 2010 | By David Anders | Category: Featured Articles

I once heard a Protestant pastor preach a “Church History” sermon. He began with Christ and the apostles, dashed through the book of Acts, skipped over the Catholic Middle Ages and leaped directly to Wittenberg, 1517. From Luther he hopped to the English revivalist John Wesley, crossed the Atlantic to the American revivals and slid […]

The Harrowing of Hell

Apr 9th, 2010 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Blog Posts

One week ago we celebrated Holy Saturday, the day between the death of Christ and His resurrection. What happened to the soul of Christ during that time? The Tradition answers this question in the line of the Apostles Creed: “He descended to hell,” referring there not to the hell of the damned, but to what […]

The Canon Question

Jan 23rd, 2010 | By Tom Brown | Category: Featured Articles

As Christians, how is it that we know we are saved by the death and resurrection of the incarnate Son of God? For those raised as Christians, the Sunday School sing-song answer “for the Bible

Supernatural or Natural Birth?

Nov 27th, 2009 | By Tom Riello | Category: Blog Posts

I was involved in a wonderful conversation the other day with a few friends of mine, two Catholics (one of whom is a priest) and a Presbyterian (PCA). Over some good tobacco and coffee at the local cigar shop we discussed a variety of things, including Baptism. My friend, the Presbyterian, spoke about how Reformed […]