Posts Tagged ‘ Unity ’

The Justice of Worship

Jan 18th, 2019 | By Beth Turner | Category: Blog Posts

This year’s theme for the International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is “Justice, and Only Justice, You Shall Pursue,” and the biblical text from which the theme comes is Deuteronomy 16:11-20. “Rejoice before the Lord your God — you and your sons and your daughters, your male and female slaves, the Levites resident in […]

Authentic and Inauthentic Reform: A Brief Response to Reformanda Initiative’s “Is the Reformation Over: A Statement of Evangelical Convictions”

Nov 3rd, 2016 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Blog Posts

I was asked to respond to an article from Reformanda Initiative posted recently on The Gospel Coalition site. The article is titled “Is the Reformation Over? A Statement of Evangelical Convictions.” The full “statement,” which some evangelicals have signed, is located here at “” For readers who may be unfamiliar with Reformanda Initiative, this is […]

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 […]

Please Stop Reinventing The Wheel: An Invitation To Peter Leithart

Nov 9th, 2014 | By Jason Kettinger | Category: Blog Posts

The contributors here at Called To Communion have previously replied to Peter Leithart. His recent “Staying Put” essentially repeats everything he said in “Too catholic to be Catholic,” so I shall not belabor the points made in our response to that post.1 See also “Peter Leithart’s “The Tragedy of Conversion” to Catholicism or Orthodoxy.” [↩]

Does the Center Hold? The Story of Fr. Albert Scharbach’s Journey from Westminster Theological Seminary to Catholic Priest

Oct 30th, 2014 | By Guest Author | Category: Blog Posts

The following is a guest post by Fr. Albert Scharbach. One of the ironies of my new job as a College Guidance Counselor at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, MD is that I get to attend daily mass offered by a priest who graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary. This Fall I have come to […]

Loyalties to Our People: A Reply to D. Stephen Long

Aug 2nd, 2014 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Blog Posts

In 2005, D. Stephen Long, professor of Systematic Theology at Marquette University, wrote an article titled “In need of a pope?,” in which he considered reasons why Protestantism might need a pope. Subsequently he was asked repeatedly why he did not become Catholic. So last week he wrote an article in The Christian Century titled […]

Pope Francis Apologizes to Pentecostals

Jul 31st, 2014 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Unity in the News

Pope Francis and Giovanni Traettino On Monday, July 28, Pope Francis traveled to Caserta, Italy, and in an historical event met with nearly 350 Pentecostal Christians, among whom was the Rev. Giovanni Traettino, a friend of Pope Francis’s from his days as Cardinal Bergoglio. News stories about this visit can be found here and here. […]

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 […]

Overcoming the Scandal of Division

Jan 25th, 2014 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Blog Posts

On this last day of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, let’s consider the events of the past week, and petition the Lord to help us overcome the scandal of our continued division.

Ecumenism in a Time of Cancer

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By Casey Chalk | Category: Blog Posts

Both of my parents grew up in large baby-boomer Catholic families. My father, the eldest of five, traded Catholicism for the “hippy” lifestyle, though he spent some of those wayward years getting drunk with Catholic priests at Auburn University, which I suppose reflects some continued connection to the Church. My mother, also one of five, […]