After reading Michael Hyatt’s book, “Platform,” I’ve been trying to better articulate why I’m blogging and why it’s worth time to do so.
Here’s the best I got: I want my blog to encourage all people and in particular Catholics to live out the richness and fullness of the Christian faith. I also want the title, “Evangelical to Catholic,” and selected posts, to be guideposts to other evangelical Protestants who are interested in learning more about Catholicism. This is my niche. I want to be smart like Scott Hahn, loud like Mark Driscoll, charming like Matt Chandler, Australian like Matt Fradd, but I’m not. This is the best I can do.
Here’s my prediction: as society grows increasingly chaotic, more evangelicals are going to yearn for the fullness of the faith found in the Catholic Church. Denominations will rise and fall, “movements” will lose their flare, celebrity pastors will get stale, but the Catholic Church will still be there, proclaiming unchanging doctrine on the most important issues of our day. It’s not much of a prediction, because it’s already happening. Books like Christian Smith’s “How to go from being a good evangelical to a committed Catholic in 95 difficult steps” don’t get printed unless there’s a market of disillusioned Protestants like me. I want to encourage those who are searching and engage with the faithful Catholics on how we can better catechize our parishes and evangelize our world.
Am I accomplishing these goals? What could I do better?