This blog is the story of my journey of faith, a journey that has brought me at last to the Roman Catholic Church. I was confirmed into the Church at the Easter Vigil of 7 April 2012. In these pages I have recorded the steps of my journey so far, and will continue to share my thoughts, reflections, and struggles on this ongoing path. It is the story of one raised in evangelical, Protestant Christianity, and my process of transformation, of becoming Catholic — of coming into being, being born, as what I feel I’ve been called to be my whole life.
I am a scientist, teacher, and historian in the Southern United States, steeped for a long time in classical and biblical languages and the history of the Christian Church, and now a convert to the Catholic faith from evangelical roots (specifically the Assemblies of God denomination of the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement). I want this blog to be not so much about me or my life, but about Christ, about His work of transformation and redemption, as anyone can experience, and about the beauty and majesty of his Holy Church. The particulars of my life are less important than His life and the life of His Church. I want to decrease so that he can increase. I don’t want this blog to ever be a platform for me to draw attention to myself or to perform, in pride, for an audience.
What I’m all about
- Sharing my story of being called to the Catholic faith, through all the signs God has used to lead me here, and all the affinities that have drawn me.
- Teaching about the Catholic Church to especially my fellow evangelicals who might have misconceptions and misunderstandings, and defending her against those misunderstandings and attacks.
- Reconciling the Church, working toward the healing of our divisions in any way that I can.
You might like to take a brief tour of my posts so far.
Anyone with whom I share this journey, or who wanders in from their own road, is welcome to travel with me, to read and comment. May the peace of the Lord be with you.