What are the Four Marks of the Church?

Introduction October is the month of the Rosary and a time when Catholics continue their 2,000 year old tradition of fighting to protect the life of the unborn through 40 Days for Life. October 2017 also marks the 100th anniversary of the final Marian apparitions at Fatima.—an event witnessed by more people than Jesus’ resurrection! For…

Revisiting a Baptist Service

Introduction I don’t go to Easter Sunday mass. I tried that once: the Easter I was confirmed. Never again. Nope. After the intensse beauty of the Easter Vigil mass, there’s simply no need to fight the crowds of “Holiday Catholics” making their bi-annual pilgrimages. So this past Easter I went to a Baptist service (naturally) with my wife…

Defending The Historic(?) Christian Faith

Introduction I was recently notified of a class on Roman Catholicism being taught by Norman Geisler at Southern Evangelical Seminary. Given that so many of his associates and students have become Catholic over the years (including the co-author of his latest book on the subject!), this was not a big surprise. What caught my eye, though, was the tagline…

Of Acorns and Antichrists: Typological Fulfillment in the Book of Revelation

Introduction The Book of revelation presents some pretty interesting options within orthodox Christianity. There are four radically different views competing for prominence today (not counting millennial and rapture views!), namely: Futurism: most of Revelation’s prophecy concerns our future. Preterism: most of Revelation’s prophecy concerns the first century. Historicism: most of Revelation’s prophecy concerns the entire Church Age.…