Books, Papers, Etc.

Books

Evangelical Exodus: Evangelical Seminarians and Their Paths to Rome (Ignatius, 2016)

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Author & Editor
What is leading many Evangelical seminary graduates and professors to risk losing their jobs, ministries, and sometimes even family and friends, to embrace the Catholic teachings they once rejected? Speculation over this phenomena has been rampant and, unfortunately, often dismissive and misguided. For those who really wish to know the truth, the stories of these converts is now being told by those who know them best – the converts themselves. Here is a collection of personal journeys as well as discussions of the main issues each had to face along the way, such as the nature of the biblical canon, the identification of Christian orthodoxy, and the Protestant doctrines of Sola Scriptura (“Scripture Alone”) and Sola Fide (“Faith Alone”) which they once held and taught.

Bumper Sticker Catholicism (Leanpub, 2015)

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Coauthor (w/ Devin Rose)

An e-book put together with my friend Devin Rose, Bumper Sticker Catholicism contains numerous condensed (3 sentences or less) arguments for the Catholic faith. Great as a “cheat sheet” or memory refresher when speaking with Protestant friends.

The Apologetics Study Bible for Students (Holman, 2010)

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Contributor: “Does God Care About My Entertainment Choices?”

Shortly after writing The Message Behind the Movie, I was asked to contribute an article for a new Apologetics Study Bible for Students (Holman, 2010). My article explores making godly entertainment choices.

The Message Behind the Movie (Moody, 2009)

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 Author

Christian books on movies often discuss Hollywood’s messages without teaching readers how to evaluate movies themselves. My first full-length publication, The Message Behind the Movie (Moody, 2009), seeks to accomplish this, as well as instruct believers in what to do about those messages. Readers will be able to understand the basics of movie interpretation, identify and interpret key ideas, and provide an uncomplicated defense of the Christian message. In a fun and approachable style, The Message Behind the Movie will help enable readers to wisely engage with a film — to engage the culture — without disengaging their faith.      Official Book Website

Got Questions? (Pleasant Word, 2009)

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Contributor: “Is the Deity of Christ Biblical,” “Did Jesus exist,” and others

In my pre-Catholic days I was a regular contributor to Got Questions? – a popular website that answers questions (anonymously) from an evangelical perspective. The questions were asked by real people struggling through real-life issues who received solid, practical answers from the Bible. The articles in this volume (Pleasant Word, 2009 – reprinted by WestBowPress in 2014),  are compiled from the more than 1,600 frequently-asked questions.

The Best Catholic Writing (Loyola, 2006)

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Contributor: “The Existence of Chuck Norris”

My Thomistic take on Chuck Norris jokes was included in the Best Catholic Writing series (Loyola Press, 2006) with contributions from Pope Benedict XVI, Peggy Noonan, Robert Ellsberg, Thomas Lynch, John Allen, and twenty-two others.

Eternal Sobriety (Xulon, 2004)

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Contributor: Foreword & Appendix: “How We Know the Bible is God’s Word”
Eternal Sobriety (Xulon, 2004) provides a closer look at the spiritual principles found in 12-Step recovery programs and provides truthful Biblical insight and visibility about the nature of God, the spiritual growth process, and His true will for us. Here is what the publisher says you will find in this book.

Journals

The Christian Apologetics Journal (2010, 2012)

cajContributor: “A Consideration of Thomas Flint’s Position on the Thomistic View of Divine Sovereignty and Human Freedom”
(The Christian Apologetics Journal. Vol. 10, no. 2, Spring 2012)  |  Online
I argue that the Thomist position actually meets Flint’s requirements for an acceptable notion of freedom, and that as such, Aquinas’s view is safeguarded from Flint’s specific criticisms. I will then turn to a brief consideration of how Aquinas’s view affects his understanding of the problem of evil.

Contributor: “The Hermeneutics of Eschatology: Preterism and Dispensationalism Compared”
(The Christian Apologetics Journal. Vol. 8, no. 2, Spring 2010)  |  Online 
Is it really true that a “consistent, literal hermeneutic” will land one in a particular view of eschatology? This popular claim is challenged in this issue of the Christian Apologetics Journal.

Papers

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Strange Notions

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National Catholic Register (Best in Catholic Blogging)

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The Christian Post

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