Carefully Considering Conversion

Conversion usually involves less swooning and more pints of ice cream than artists tend to illustrate.

I mentioned a few days ago that one of the atheist bloggers here at Patheos converted to Catholicism. It's a little bizarre, and a lot of atheists are confused, as well as a few Catholics. And it has me thinking deeply about conversion.The most popular conversion story in the Western world is that of Saul (soon to become the Apostle Paul) on the road to Damascus. It leads us to think of conversion as a sudden thing. A flash of light from heaven, a miracle witnessed, or maybe Chi-Rho … [Read more...]

When Patheos Bloggers Convert…

We had a significant first at Patheos this morning. At least it hasn't happened before to my knowledge. One of our bloggers converted.Conversion is always a big deal. It's a huge personal transformation, and despite the story of Saul on the road, conversion doesn't happen in a flash but is a long process. Converting isn't easy, and those undergoing such a conversion need all the support they can get.So one of our fabulous atheist bloggers, Leah Libresco, has converted to Catholicism. She … [Read more...]


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