December 14, 2017

Archives for November 2009

Recommendation and Review: Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship by Brett Scott Provance

I used to look at the big Dictionaries of Liturgy and wonder if they were worth all that money. I held onto my dollars and spent years not knowing what a collect was. You don’t have to live in this kind of humiliation. IVP has published the Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship by Brett […]

There’s Always A Day Before

UPDATE: We are still praying for Gary and his family. He’s still fighting. Your prayers are welcome. The news story is strange and tragic. Three college softball players go for a night time drive in the country. On an unfamiliar road, they take a wrong turn and drive into a pond….and drown. There was a […]

Honest Thoughts On The Catholic Discussion: Is This The Best We Can Do?

NOTE: Commenters should read the commenting rules in FAQ 10, especially those who plan to write me a long appeal to become a Catholic. COMMENTS CLOSED No one reading, writing or commenting on the posts in this interview has ever been as angry as yours truly over the claims of the Roman Catholic Church. In […]

Bryan Cross Interview (Part 5): Mary, Purgatory and the Eucharist

COMMENTS CLOSED My sincere thanks to Bryan Cross and all the commenters in this discussion. The majority of our discussion has been constructive and helpful. Of course, there are deep feelings at work in these issues and some commenters reflect various levels of understanding other traditions and various levels of being able to communicate without […]

The Evangelical Liturgy 21: The Invitation

For our liturgical friends looking in on this series, the public invitation will be a strange animal indeed, conjuring images of the sawdust trail and weeping sinners pleading at the foot of a stage while an evangelist urges them to pray through. In fact the invitation is simply a portion of the service where worshipers […]

Bryan Cross Interview (Part 4): What Should Protestants Know About Vatican II?

My continuing interview with Bryan Cross now covers something very important: the Second Vatican Council and its implications for Protestant-Catholic relations. 9. What should every Protestant know about Vatican II? The Second Vatican Council took place from 1963-1965, and was the twenty-first ecumenical council, following the First Vatican Council in 1869-70. Vatican II produced sixteen […]

Bryan Cross Interview (Part 3): Anglicans, Evangelicals, Convert Apologetics and Books

5. What is your assessment of Pope Benedict’s opening the doors of the church to disaffected Anglicans? Will this speed up the path into the priesthood for men in the Anglican ministry? For a number of years now, thousands of Anglicans have been asking the Holy See to allow them to enter into full communion […]

Bryan Cross Interview (Part 2): Unity, Reformation and Tensions in Catholicism

My interview with Bryan Cross continues with questions about how Protestants hear talk of unity, tensions in the Catholic Church and how Protestants and Catholics should view the Reformation. 2. Does Christian Unity mean “Protestants becoming Roman Catholics?” In the Creed we refer to the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. Those are the four […]

Catholic Philosopher and Blogger Bryan Cross: The IM Interview (Part 1)

REMINDER: Commenters should remember that the future interview segments will cover many topics. A few days ago I asked Catholic blogger and philosopher Bryan Cross to do an interview here at IM on the subject of Christian Unity. Bryan blogs at Principium Unitatis. Bryan is a prolific writer and was gracious to do the interview. […]