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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Blogging around, conversions this way and that

So Christianity Today interviews Dr. Francis Beckwith, former president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) and recent Catholic convert (or revert) (which necessitated his stepping down from the aforementioned position). Note: he suggests that bewildered "on the matter of grace and justification" to try the following:

  1. Read the portion of the Catechism that deals with this matter.
  2. Read the Joint Declaration on Justification by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church.
  3. Remember to read each one charitably.

Bill Cork lays down some thoughts on his having returned to Adventism after nine years as a Catholic.

An Evangelical blogger shares his thoughts on why Evangelicals convert to Catholicism.

Not bad: I found all these through The Catholic Report. A gem of a site. :-)

But, finally, a word from Mark Shea about those who judge converts too harshly: "as a general rule, people do not leave the Church for theological reasons. They leave because they are hurt deeply." Speaking particularly of those who leave the Catholic Church, he points out that "[t]hey leave because they have found some balm for their torment that *we* ought to have given them and they have found it somewhere else--to our shame." Lord grant that I can be a balm to whomever has been hurt by his Church whose members are both saints and sinners at the same time.

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