Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Catholic Apologetics Academy turned out to be more enjoyable and educational than I had expected, and it was definitely a good opportunity for Catholics to meet and socialize with other similar-minded Catholics living in the Bay Area. I wish I had taken greater advantage of that opportunity. There were a few parents there who were aware of the state of Catholic schools in the diocese of San Jose. May they receive wisdom and strength as they seek to bring about change. The talks by Ken Hensley on sola fide and sola scriptura were very informative. He doesn't write much as he prefers teaching (live); his contrast between the two models of faith was one I had not heard before.

faith-->obedience-->blessing (a pattern found in the OT and repeated in the preaching of the NT) [the Catholic model]
faith-->blessing-->obedience [the Protestant model]