This morning, Taylor Seminary was pleased to host Julien Hammond, the Ecumenical and Interreligious Officer for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, to speak in our chapel on finding unity among evangelical Protestants and Catholics. Near the end of his time sharing, Mr. Hammond mentioned the often painful fact that the Catholic Eucharist is closed […]
A Conversation with Catholic Apologist Trent Horn (Part 2): Is There One True Church?
This is part 2 of my conversation with Catholic apologist Trent Horn. You can read part 1 here. RR: Let’s switch gears, Trent. Personally, I don’t believe that God calls everyone to be part of one church. I believe, instead, that he calls some people to be Coptic and others to be Congregational. He calls […]
98. That All May Be One: An Ecumenical Conversation for Reformation Day
One suspects that October 31, 1517 dawned much like any other in the region of Saxony. And when an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther hammered up 95 theses for public debate, he could not have imagined that his action would be the catalyst for a schism within Christendom, one whose repercussions would be felt for […]
The Pope is smarter than me. Does that mean he’s right?
A few days ago a poster named “Honest John Law” asked me to justify my Protestantism over-against Catholicism. He suggested we focus on one issue, the Petrine succession. Said John: I am sure you have read the verses, Matthew 16: 13-20, many times. For that matter, so has John Ratzinger. He is well known to […]