Dear New Catholic Converts: Don’t Give Up Just Yet!

The decision to become a Catholic, as an Evangelical Christian, is an earth-shattering decision to make.It's a paradigm shift---requiring a complete re-orientation of standards, values, and worldview.Douglas Beaumont, a theologian and convert himself, describes the experience of converting to Catholicism more akin to moving from Atheism to Christianity than to moving from one denomination to another.It's not as simple as taking your ball to play on another court, it's trading in your … [Read more...]

What I Wish I’d Known About Catholics (And Why I Became One Once I Did)

I'm a Catholic, but I didn't begin as one.I began my faith journey at the age of fifteen when, with the help of a good friend, I decided to become a Christian; an Evangelical Protestant, although I didn't know the particular brand name at the time. And I meant well. I found a local Pentecostal church populated by a group of devout young Christian who welcomed me unequivocally. We were a motley crew. I fit right in.Then in university, at a time when so many Christians lose their faith and … [Read more...]

Dear Catholics: Unsolicited Advice from an Evangelical Convert

I am a recovering Evangelical.At the age of fifteen I had a coming-of-age epiphany, realized that the world extended beyond my doorstep, and became a Christian.I "grew up" in the Evangelical stream of things because those are the sort of people I knew, they helped me get saved, and fifteen years later through a combination of serendipity, reading and reading and reading, and resisting the Holy Spirit for only as long as humanly possible I became a Roman Catholic.It was a good choice, … [Read more...]

The Catholic Church Must Become More Protestant

Dr. Peter Kreeft is a brilliant theologian, philosopher, and a Evangelical Protestant convert to the Catholic faith.I've listened to several of his lectures, read many of his articles, and become a devotee. He's got a lot of great stuff to say, and he isn't afraid to say it. His appeal, to me, is that Kreeft is not a man who's afraid to mince his words.Still, I was floored by a comment he made in a lecture on ecumenism---that is, his view on how to restore Christian unity. A task I see, … [Read more...]