On the 25th October the general assembly of the Synod of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome concluded what was popularly known as the Synod on the Family. The two big issues were, crudely, “Can divorced couples be allowed to receive Holy Communion?”, and “How should the Catholic Church deal with homosexual couples?” The second issue was not really addressed.
If one person asks a question aloud, then usually there are a lot more people wondering the same but without a chance to ask! Hear are my answers to some great questions a student at a theological college asked me about talking with Catholics about Jesus.
This is the first book I'm aware of since Vatican II that looks at Roman Catholicism as a system (rather than just a set of isolated beliefs) and then critiques that system. The advantage of this is that it helps us Protestants understand how all the different bits of Catholicism fit together, and as a result be wiser in the way we speak about it.
The Royal Commission will certainly challenge people’s trust in the institution of the Church, whether that be Catholic, Anglican or otherwise. And that is not a bad thing, if, instead of to the Church, we are able to point people’s trust toward the promises of Jesus and him alone.
We hear a lot about church growth from Americans. From Saddleback to Willow Creek and beyond, church growth has been one of the hot topics this decade. Having returned from a visit to the Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Kentucky, I think I’ve worked out their secret.
Former Catholics tell their stories.
The Road Once Travelled is a beautifully presented, full-colour evangelistic booklet for giving to Roman Catholic friends, colleagues and family.