I must begin by telling a personal story about a dear friend, who is my primary point of contact with the Latter Day Saints. This friend was a young girl when her generous parents hosted my husband and our young family in their home (along with several other young couples our age). Their home was […]
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I hope it is encouraging to Mr. Farris Blount that I took his thoughtful posting as an invitation to explore what I could find out about the experience of the Black Church at the closest intersection to my own tradition, Roman Catholicism. I am woefully uninformed about the history and experiences of these brothers and […]
This month, Catholics around the world experienced the most poignant and pivotal weeks in the entire liturgical year: Holy Week and Easter Week. At the height of our Lenten season of penance, we finally shift our attention from our own acknowledgement of the deep need for continued conversion and sanctification, in the vast array of […]
I found Dr. Christopher Gehrz’ posting both pleasing in its unusual form and highly informative, as I can certainly say that before reading it I could neither have defined Pietism, nor offered any reasonable guesses as to what it entails. To picture a concrete (if imaginary) week of a sample Pietist was a helpful exercise […]
At the end of the day, I’m a sucker for a good conversion story. The tale Dr. David Gushee shares in his posting is a moving account of a soul moving toward the open arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. It conjured for me the youthful memories I share with him of what this encounter […]
There is so much to love about Dr. Granberg-Michaelson’s posting on the Reformed Tradition. First and foremost, I think he really exemplifies the spirit of Harold Heie’s project on Respectful Conversation, laying out with great humility the strengths and weaknesses of his tradition, with a real openness in his tone. One can hear he is […]
Randall Balmer and I share much in the motives of our wanderings toward Anglicanism from a more Evangelical past, including the desire for connectedness to the old, an awe and appreciation for beautiful sacred spaces, and a love for the Book of Common Prayer, which renders the liturgy and the faith in some of the […]
When I was a young child, my mother (who was raised Catholic in the most nominal way and walked away from the Church as an adult), decided to attend a local Congregational church here in central Massachusetts. Her stint as a Protestant lasted less than a decade, and eventually fizzled into non-practice. While it lasted, […]
I certainly learned much I never knew about the fabric of the Lutheran family thanks to Mark Ellingsen’s posting. I have only very limited experience with the Lutheran Church, and so I certainly appreciated the chance to have some of the basic and more nuanced differences between the various strands of the Lutheran family spelled […]
Greetings in the name of Christ the King! Once this project was underway and I was able to read the bios of all my Conversation Partners, I joked with Harold Heie that it seemed a bit of a conspiracy to make the Catholic Church look bad, with only a housewife as Her representative! I […]
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