Five Reasons

In Catholic, Christianity on July 6, 2009 at 12:15 am

Some of us write to organize our thoughts. At times, we even may write to be sure we are thinking rightly.

During my pilgrimage into the Church, I wrote about five reasons that led to my conversion.  I did so partly to make certain I was not being drawn to the Church only by the immense beauty of the Solemn Mass at St. Mary’s (an example is here.  George Weigel’s book, Letters to a Young Catholic, which includes a chapter on worship at St. Mary’s is here). But I also wrote about the reasons for entering the Church because many family members and friends did not understand how I could even consider Catholicism. How could I explain to them?

Ironically, these reasons were suggested by an evangelical scholar, Dr. Scot McKnight. As I’ve written elsewhere, I’m not suggesting that Dr. McKnight would endorse my conversion. Rather, he  simply identifies some broad trends in protestant and Catholic Christianity—trends that were meaningful, and solid, and important in my journey. The five posts below (see the bullet points) elaborate on the themes Dr. McKnight identified.

If you are being drawn to the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, I pray that these posts may be helpful in your journey. If you are a longtime Catholic, I pray they will remind you of the immense richness with which God has blessed His Church. If you are interested simply because you have a Catholic Christian friend, then read on.

To God be the glory, now and eternally—Christianity Richly!

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