I was raised Roman Catholic. My religious upbringing included Catholic school through the fifth grade and service as an altar boy through my teen years. My first dose of a foreign language was Latin, a necessary prerequisite if you wanted to be an altar boy. There is much I appreciate about my Catholic training. I was taught the cardinal doctrines of the faith as expressed in the Apostles’ Creed. The ethical precepts I had been taught in Catholic school kept me from straying too far in my rebellious years. Guilt and fear of judgment are strong motivators when it comes to keeping young people in moral check. Of course many children raised in Protestant homes can make similar claims. So my experiences perhaps are not unique to Catholicism.
There has been considerable buzz about PCA teaching elder and leader Jason Stellman resigning from the PCA in view of his impending defection to Rome. Douglas Wilson weighed in, and for good reason: Stellman had just recently brought charges against Wilson’s friend and colleague Peter Leithart over Federal Vision-related issues that allegedly smacked of Roman […]