The End of Ecumenism?

Ruth Gledhill’s report on the Catholic Church’s recent statement on ecumenism certainly fanned the flames of anti-Catholicism amongst her readers. Does the statement signal the end of ecumenism as we knew it? I think the old fashioned 60s-70s ecumenism has been a dead duck for a long time, and it’s not Rome’s fault. What has [Read More...]

Sleepy Christians

Catholics are sometimes charged with lack of zeal for evangelism. Our Protestant Evangelical brothers sometimes say that our reliance on the sacramental system of the Church leads us to assume that a person is ‘saved’ and leads us to neglect their need for conversion.This is an understandable reaction from those who begin with Evangelical Protestant [Read More...]

The Benedictine Way – 6

Conversion of Life is the wild-eyed and grace filled, unpredictable part of the spiritual way. Conversion of life means ‘change of life’ and real change entails risk, uncertainty and the adventure of going into the unknown. In the spiritual life it means accepting the work of the Holy Spirit–who may be doing things his way [Read More...]

Heaven in You

An observation from Dr.Francis Beckwith, the former Evangelical scholar who recently reverted to the Catholic faith. “Protestants are concerned about how to get you to heaven,” he said. “Catholics are more concerned about getting heaven into you.” H-T – Carl Olson [Read more...]

JON

B16 says in Jesus of Nazareth, “The Scriptures can only rightly be interpreted in the lives of the saints.” Doesn’t that just kick you? Not first and foremost textual criticism. Not redaction criticism. Not the historico-critical method. Not psychological interpretations or feminist interpretations or lesbi gay trans reading. Not the Schofield reference Bible or Mrs [Read More...]

Politics

My fourth of July post has stirred up the political side of people. When it comes to politics, I confess to an almost total lack of interest. This dis-interest has been with me as long as I can remember, and I suppose it has its roots in my Mennonite ancestry. Perhaps I should care more [Read More...]


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