Recent Classes and Resources
Catholics and Presbyterians: Let's Talk
Do you or someone in your family have Roman Catholic roots? Ever wondered why you are not allowed to take communion in a Catholic church, or why they have a Pope and we don't? How can we be the Body of Christ across the Catholic/Protestant divide? This fall, we were privileged to have acclaimed Whitworth theology professor Dr. Karen Petersen Finch leading and challenging us toward richer dialogue with our Catholic brothers and sisters. Read and listen in by clicking the links below.
Session 1: Introduction to the Ecumenical Movement
Session 2: What is dialogue and how do you do it?
Session 3: Thorny issue #1: Predestination in Calvin and Aquinas
Session 4: Thorny issue #2: Why have a Pope?
Session 5: Thorny issue #3: Why can't we share the eucharist?
Dr. Petersen Finch is working on a book called, Local Ecumenism: A Primer. Read the preface and first chapter here.