One of my Baylor philosophy PhD students brought to my attention today that Norman Geisler's co-author of Is Rome the True Church?(Crossway Books, 2008), Joshua Betancourt, has converted to Catholicism! This has been confirmed by Doug Beaumont, a friend of Mr. Betancourt's. Here's what Doug writes on his blog (emphasis mine):[Hat tip to C.B.]I saw the website (www.catholicscomehome.org). This represents a fairly major move going on in this generation. There are books, TV shows, websites, etc. all focused on those who have left and returned to the RC church. There are also Protestants converting to Roman Catholicism. One chapter in the book Is Rome the True Church?is dedicated to why this is happening. Interestingly, the book’s co-author, a friend of mine named Joshua Betancourt, converted to Roman Catholicism shortly after the book was published! Nor is he the only one. I know several people, whose minds I highly respect, who have made the same decision (Francis Beckwith, J. Budziszewski, to name some famous recent converts). Of course, the opposite is happening too – lots of RC’s are converting to some form of Protestant-Evangelicalism.Read Doug's entire post here.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Francis Beckwith: Norman Geisler's co-author popes
Francis Beckwith, "Joshua Betancourt, welcome home!" (Return to Rome, January 12, 2010) writes: