Firm Foundations: Explaining Catholic Conclusions with Protestant Principles
Catholic Answers, forthcoming – Author
This book will help make Catholic-Protestant dialogue easier and more productive by looking deeper than particular disagreements to the common principles behind them. It is often principles that are perceived to be at issue when really it is only particulars. By exposing these “foundations,” it will become clear many of them are actually accepted by both sides and that inconsistency may be the real problem. This book will help Catholics explain the faith in a way that Protestants can understand and should agree (at least in principle). The book will be limited to more divisive issues, as these will benefit most from such an analysis.
The Message Behind the Movie: REBOOT!
Ignatius, forthcoming – Author
Christian books on movies often discuss Hollywood’s messages without teaching readers how to evaluate movies themselves. This reboot of 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 culture without disengaging faith. Official Website
Mind, Heart, and Soul: Intellectuals and the Path to Rome
Mind, Heart, and Soul is a Surprised by Truth for a new generation. In a series of fascinating interviews, a cradle Catholic (Robert P. George) and an adult convert (R. J. Snell), offer the stories of sixteen converts, each a public intellectual or leading voice in their respective fields, and each making a significant contribution to the life of the Church. It will reinvigorate the faith of Catholics and answer questions or address hurdles those discerning entering the Church may have…by people have had the same questions and the same road.
Evangelical Exodus: Evangelical Seminarians and Their Paths to Rome
Ignatius, 2016 – Editor and Author
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. Official Website
Bumper Sticker Catholicism
LeanPub, 2015 – Coauthor
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 & 2017 – Contributor
My article “Does God Care About My Entertainment Choices?” explores making godly entertainment choices.
In my Evangelical days, I was a regular contributor to Got Questions? – a popular website that answers questions (anonymously) from an evangelical perspective. The articles in this volume, are compiled from those questions. Mine include “Is the Deity of Christ Biblical,” “Did Jesus exist,” and others.
The Best Catholic Writing
In a book with contributions from Pope Benedict XVI, Peggy Noonan, Robert Ellsberg, Thomas Lynch, John Allen, and twenty-two others, my chapter (The Existence of Chuck Norris) is a Thomistic take on Chuck Norris jokes.
Xulon, 2004 – Contributor
I wrote the Foreword & Appendix (“How We Know the Bible is God’s Word”) to this look at the spiritual principles found in 12-Step recovery programs.
“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) | Available 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.
“The Hermeneutics of Eschatology: Preterism and Dispensationalism Compared”
(The Christian Apologetics Journal. Vol. 8, no. 2, Spring 2010) | Available 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.