Things have been keeping me busy in the Evangelical Exodus world. The book was featured in a recent NCR article, it was reviewed by Catholic Culture, it has about 20 reviews and is currently at #133 in the Catholicism category on Amazon, then Catholic World Report published an interview with me, and I’ll be talking about it soon on The Journey Home (what some consider to be the third sacrament of initiation)!
The White Oliphint in the Room
I got a real thrill when it was panned by James White (what some consider to be the fourth sacrament of initiation). After reading a few quotes from the book, White opined that, “synergistic Thomism is a pretty fertile field out of which to grow Romanists.” I was touched. See it yourself HERE (starts at 15:35). Later, Dr. K. Scott Oliphint used the book as a springboard to take a swing at Thomism in his ReformCon (yes, that’s a thing) talk which you can watch HERE (the video isn’t really a live stream, it’s just poorly edited. The lecture begins at 15:30). In his lecture he said he was writing a review (he requested a copy of the book for that purpose), so I look forward to reading that (I am sure a presuppositional apologist will have nothing but good things to say!).
Unfortunately, Southern Evangelical Seminary has not chosen to interact with the book in a manner befitting their continued claims to uphold the truth and defend the Historic Christian Faith. Rather, they have mostly attacked minutiae and repeated the dismissive narrative that prompted the writing of the book in the first place. In any case, more converts to Catholicism from SES are telling their stories, and I have been collecting the public ones on a new page at EvangelicalExodus.com.
That’s it for now!