Navigating the Tiber (Book Review)

Navigating the Tiber: How to Help Your Friends and Family Journey Toward the Catholic Faith Devin Rose’s follow-up to The Protestant’s Dilemma is titled  Navigating the Tiber: How to Help Your Friends and Family Journey Toward the Catholic Faith. This time, Rose offers less of a polemic against Protestantism as a guide to helpfully engaging those who…

The Evangelical Exodus Continues

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…

Coming Soon: Evangelical Exodus

Over the course a single decade, dozens of students, alumni, and professors from a conservative, evangelical seminary in North Carolina (Southern Evangelical Seminary) converted to Catholicism. These conversions were notable as they occurred among people with varied backgrounds and motivations – many of whom did not share their thoughts with one another until their decisions…

Books on Catholic Conversion

Introduction The issue of Evangelicals converting to Roman Catholicism is currently a hot topic that has recently been addressed in books and online lectures. I myself have several friends from my own Evangelical background who have converted (or are considering converting) to/from Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism, Eastern Orthodoxy, and even Armenian Orthodoxy. While second hand explanations for these conversions range from…

Tiber Treading No More

NOTE: This article is a summary of a chapter in my book Evangelical Exodus (Ignatius Press, 2016). Introduction The Tiber River in Italy is often used as an indirect reference to the city of Rome and, by extension, Roman Catholicism. Converts to Catholicism, then, are often said to have “swum the Tiber.” After several years of disillusionment…