Saturday, May 05, 2007

Dr. Beckwith Becomes Catholic

Not sure if you've caught this information in the blogosphere or not, but Dr. Francis Beckwith, the President of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) has returned to the Catholic Church and, due to circumstances, believed it best to tender his resignation as the president of the ETS. His resignation is effective today.

(Here, he briefly explains the Why Now? instead of at the end of his term in November.)

Sometimes the way we converts and reverts keep track of others' conversions sounds like we're keeping score. I know I've sounded that way to family and friends. We're not. But it is exciting to see other brothers and sisters experiencing the joy that we have experienced in returning to the Catholic Church.

Coming home is going to be, I would imagine, a turbulent time for him due to his former position - he has already experienced some ungenerous remarks written about him and, I imagine, will continue to hear them. Please pray for his peace in the midst of it.