In what sense are (Roman) Catholics Evangelical and Evangelical (Protestants) Catholic? And assuming that we can agree upon an answer, what difference does our conclusion have for the millions of people who relate across the Catholic/Protestant divide—for family members, neighbors, spouses, coworkers, professors, and classmates?
These questions were discussed at the annual Penner Forum on September 3, 2009 at Wheaton College. Representing the Protestant side is Dr. Timothy George, Dean of Beeson Divinity School and Executive Editor for Christianity Today. Dr. Francis Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies at Baylor University and author of Return to Rome: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic, presents the Roman Catholic side. Moderating is Chris Castaldo, pastor and author of Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic.