Monday, July 28, 2008

Alex Pruss on Faith, Works, and Pelagianism

My friend and Baylor colleague, Alexander Pruss, has a nice entry on his blog about faith, works, and Pelagianism, which you can find here.

(Cross-posted on What's Wrong with the World blog)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Nephew, Jordan Wiegand, received into Catholic Church

This is a July 26 photo of me, my nephew Jordan Wiegand, and our pastor, Fr. Timothy Vaverek of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Bellmead, Texas. This was taken following Jordan's Confirmation and full reception into the Catholic Church. I was blessed to be his sponsor.

Jordan, a Navy veteran, is an engineering major and a student in Baylor's Honors College. My wife, Frankie, and I are so proud of his accomplishments.

Jordan, the eldest son of my wife's younger sister Lexi, is the second nephew for whom I served as a Confirmation sponsor. The first was Dean Beckwith, the eldest son of my younger brother Jim. Dean's request that I be his sponsor for his May 13, 2007 Confirmation led to my April 29, 2007 public reception into the Catholic Church. (You can read about that here as well as in my forthcoming book, Return to Rome: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic). Here's a photo of me, my wife, and our nephew Dean following his Confirmation last year:


Sunday, July 20, 2008

What is Evangelical Catholicism?

Fr. Jay Scott Newman, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville, South Carolina, has authored a wonderful essay explaining Evangelical Catholicism.  You can find it here

Since the announcement of Return to Rome has made the rounds on the blogosphere, some have raised questions about what precisely is Evangelical Catholicism.  Fr. Newman's essay is a terrific place to start exploring answers to that question. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Book Cover is Out

Brazos Press has also created a page for the book on its site. You can find it here.

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