Historian Dr. Kenneth Howell describes how historical myths play a part in the perception of the Catholic Faith and gives insight into seeking truth throughout history. He explores first the “Galileo Affair” and then looks back at worship and Church government in early Christianity to demonstrate the fundamental importance not just of knowing historical data but being deep in the historical faith.
Brantly Millegan and his wife both grew up in Protestant churches and were fully received into the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil 2010, a month before graduating from Wheaton College, the so-called “Harvard of evangelical schools”. Brantly describes his journey from the Evangelical tradition.
Today is the Memorial of St. Monica, the mother of the famous St. Augustine whose feast is tomorrow. In his Confessions, Augustine tells us of the last days of his mother’s life. It is one of the most moving tributes of a son to his mother that we have from the ancient world.
“Kenneth Howell picks through the text to also expound Clement’s theology and understanding of the church. Clement is best known by apologists as an early example of the primacy of the Bishop of Rome since he writes from Rome with an assumed authority over the Church in Corinth…”
As I began to describe my works-laden justification, Mr. Pharis told me bluntly, “You’re not getting into heaven.” … He got my attention. I was not saved!
Ignatius of Antioch & Polycarp of Smyrna and the newly released Clement of Rome & the Didache are two new translations and theological commentaries by linguist Kenneth J. Howell Ph.D. of the Coming Home Network International.
I sat at work with my head in my hands looking at the computer screen. I couldn’t believe what I had just read. There was no possible way that was the truth. How could it be? I always thought that I was right and the Catholics were wrong. If the statement I had just read was true, it would mean so much would have to change. Yet, how could they be right? This was only supposed to be a harmless trip to EWTN.com in order to disprove my fiancée’s parents and their firm Catholic beliefs.
For years, I’ve been fascinated with a little-known figure in American Church history: Father John Thayer (1758-1815). He served as chaplain to John Hancock during the American Revolution, was the first American born priest of Boston and missionary to Kentucky, and his 1798 Fourth of July sermon is included in the list of Great American […]
A Protestant Historian Discovers the Catholic Church by A. David Anders, Ph.D. I grew up an Evangelical Protestant in Birmingham, Alabama. My parents were loving and devoted, sincere in their faith, and deeply involved in our church. They instilled in me a respect for the Bible as the Word of God, and a desire for […]
From Punk to the Papacy by Daniel Weikert I lacked any experience of the Catholic faith growing up as a child and had little until about six years ago. I was introduced to Jesus and the Christian faith by my mother, who had a “born again” experience when I was six. She turned to Christ […]