A year ago I left an evangelical seminary to become Catholic. During the months leading up to my decision I had been searching the web for various resources to find people who had stories like me. It helped me feel less crazy. The Coming Home Network really helped, as did Why I’m Catholic, books, and news stories chronicling the phenomenon. By buying the domain name http://www.evangelicaltocatholic.com and changing the title from “Reluctant Road to Road,” this blog will become more easily identifiable to other evangelical pilgrims, as well as encouraging to Catholics.
Over the last year I have become more ecumenical. As I experience various frustrations with the Catholic Church (“Preach the gospel at all times, when necessary use words” is not a legitimate excuse to discard the New Evangelization, for the 10,000th time), I have a greater admiration for many evangelicals. Mark Driscoll’s mobilizing of young men, Lecrae’s enormous outreach to diverse groups of young people, and Rick Warren’s commitment to fighting poverty in Africa is truly admirable. I know many people who are risking their lives in countries around the world telling people about Jesus. My prayer is this blog will not undermine anyone’s faith but be a small voice to the call for Christian unity and the fullness of truth.
Let’s do this together. Here we go!