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3GT Episode 276: Pontificating on Trueman

Though the prof was kept away from recording by a snowstorm, this episode brings rejoicing for the wandering parishioner has returned! Yes, Kyle is joined by Scott in this episode. Together at last, they bring in a "ghost guest" in the form of Carl Trueman as they take a quote of his about the Roman Catholic Church and pontificate on it.

Trueman's quote states, "Every year I tell my Reformation history class that Roman Catholicism is, at least in the West, the default position. Rome has a better claim to historical continuity and institutional unity than any Protestant denomination, let alone the strange hybrid that is evangelicalism; in the light of these facts, therefore, we need good, solid reasons for not being Catholic; not being a Catholic should, in others words, be a positive act of will and commitment, something we need to get out of bed determined to do each and every day."

So the guys discuss the validity of this claim. Scott uses his lawyerly mind to dissect and clarify what the quote is saying. In turn, Kyle seeks to define and coach about its true sense. Together, they arrive at conclusions about the current state of the Protestant church and offer some of the "good, solid reasons for not being Catholic."

It's always good to remember why we're Reformed! So get a refresher by tuning into this episode of 3GT!