Was Peter Appointed by Christ to be the Head of the Church?

Anglican scholar Edward Denny, in the second chapter of his book Papalism A Treaty on the Claims of the Papacy as set forth in the Encyclical Satis Cognitum by Pope Leo XIII (1912), sets out answer the question “Was St. Peter Appointed by Christ to be the ‘Head of the Church?’” when Jesus said: “And … Continue reading Was Peter Appointed by Christ to be the Head of the Church?

The Quest for the Historical Church: A Protestant Assessment

Below is a guest post by Brandon Addison for the Roman Catholic website Called to Communion. Brandon is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California. (2012, M.Div.) He is currently licensed in the Pacific Presbytery (PCA) where he preaches occasionally. I spoke with Brandon after he wrote this post and posted this with his permission.// Bryan … Continue reading The Quest for the Historical Church: A Protestant Assessment

Why C.S. Lewis Was Not Roman Catholic

In (The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II, pp. 645-647) Lewis was asked: "I would not dare ask you to write to me what you consider to be the arguments which throw the decision to the Anglican and against the Roman Catholic Church. But I do dare ask you if you would do me the … Continue reading Why C.S. Lewis Was Not Roman Catholic

Roman Catholic Garb

Recently there was a short discussion with Jason Stellman (PCA minister turned  Roman Catholic in 2011.) While discussing the issue of Reformed Ministers of Word and Sacrament wearing a Genevan gown Mr. Stellman stated: But here's where the disconnect comes in for me: What makes Catholic priestly garb make sense is not just that it's distinct … Continue reading Roman Catholic Garb

Not Mary but the Word of God

Here a woman tries to give "adoration" to Mary. The Response of Jesus is our response. Don't adore her, adore God. We see how Jesus interjects this attempt to give glory and honor to someone other than God. Jesus says rather than Mary being blessed; blessed are those who hear God's word and do it. … Continue reading Not Mary but the Word of God