Friday, November 2, 2007

Scripture and exposition

Ignatius Insight, a Catholic site, quotes that portion of the Touchstone forum on "Evangelicalism Today" in which the participants respond to the question "What would you say to an Evangelical tempted to become Catholic or Orthodox?" The comments are interesting, but one of them in particular caught my attention and, insofar as it is the case, is a serious indictment of Protestant practice:
As one who has "swum the Tiber" from the Southern Baptist Convention, I must say that the notion that Catholic priests do not do a good job expounding upon the Word hasn't been true for me. Often, I think people mistake enthusiasm and rhetorical skills for substance. Coupled with the three scriptural readings on Sunday, plus the homily, I've heard more Biblical Christianity in the Catholic Church than I ever did in the "Bible Believing" Baptist Church of my youth.
Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog: What to do if an Evangelical is roaming toward Rome?

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