August 12, 2022

I believe in consistency — hermeneutics should be consistent, interpretations of passages should incorporate what has gone before, and your bar of acceptable proof should be even across all areas of your life. Protestantism just isn’t consistent.  And my previous post laid the groundwork for why I don’t think Protestantism is very consistent with regard to Sacred Tradition.  In this post, I’m going to discuss the concept of high church, how Protestantism lacks it, and why it is biblical. High Church... Read more

July 28, 2022

The Mass readings for today are timely for me. I’ve been feeling the stress lately. I’m on the leadership team for the upcoming ACTS Men’s Retreat for my parish, in charge of the spiritual formation of the retreat team. No small charge for I who have never been on a team myself, having to train people to do what I’ve never actually done. My dad has ongoing health concerns with his liver and his mobility, leading to the onset of... Read more

July 19, 2022

Once I lost two of the five solas of the Reformation, I was back on the pathway to being Catholic. Back when I originally wrote this series of articles in 2011, it bothered me how inconsistent most Protestant theology is with itself. This is what happens, I think, when the organization on the whole just tosses Tradition in the bin. I strongly believe in consistency — hermeneutics should be consistent, interpretations of passages should incorporate what has gone before, and... Read more

July 18, 2022

I thought that for my introductory posts to this blog, I’d chronicle my journey back to Catholicism. Rather sets the tone for a blog entitled “Back Rome Again,” I think! This entire series appeared on my old blog, the defunct Josiah Concept Ministries. I wrote these when I was getting ready for a second swim across the Tiber, although I didn’t know it at the time. Obviously, I’ve edited them to comport with Catholic teaching as I understand it. The... Read more


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