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The Reformanda Initiative Podcast. Listen as we analyze and discuss Roman Catholic theology and practice from an Evangelical perspective. | Twitter: @ReformandaRome | Facebook: @ReformandaInitiative | Online: www.reformandainitiative.org |

The Reformanda Initiative Podcast. Listen as we analyze and discuss Roman Catholic theology and practice from an Evangelical perspective. | Twitter: @ReformandaRome | Facebook: @ReformandaInitiative | Online: www.reformandainitiative.org |

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Italy

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The Reformanda Initiative Podcast. Listen as we analyze and discuss Roman Catholic theology and practice from an Evangelical perspective. | Twitter: @ReformandaRome | Facebook: @ReformandaInitiative | Online: www.reformandainitiative.org |

Language:

English


Episodes

S3E15 Robert Bellarmine: Who he is and why he is important.

6/28/2022
In this episode we discuss Robert Bellarmine, a lesser known figure of historic Roman Catholicism who was a crucial figure in the Roman Catholic response to the Reformation. His is a name that should be known, and in this episode we make a case for why that is.

Duration:00:33:53

S3E14 I Can't Get No Satisfaction

6/20/2022
In this episode we talk with pastor Robbie Bellis (RSLN contributor and European church planter) about the Roman Catholic position regarding the doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement. What does Roman Catholicism teach about the atonement and about redemption accomplished and applied? Do evangelicals agree? Why is this important? Robbie Bellis is a pastor of the Eglise Protestante Evangélique de Louvain-la-Neuve, a church he helped plant in 2020. He obtained a ThM from Westminster...

Duration:00:28:27

S3E13 The Historical Trajectory of the Nature/Grace Interdependence

5/2/2022
In this episode we discuss Leonardo's latest Vatican File that presents a historical trajectory of the nature/grace interdependence, which represents one of the pillars of the Roman Catholic theological system. In our discussion we also briefly recap the nature/grace interdependence. Episode Resource Vatican File 201: “Gratia Supponit Naturam”? A Historical Sketch of the Nature-Grace Interdependance (Part I)

Duration:00:32:28

S3E12 Who is Afraid of "Liquid" Roman Catholicism?

4/18/2022
Listen as we discuss Leonardo's latest Vatican File, n.200, in which he defines "liquid" Roman Catholicism and explains why some Roman Catholics, like George Weigel, are concerned about it. Weigel and other Roman Catholic traditionalists dream of a return to a more “Roman” Catholicism: but have they not yet understood that their religion is also increasingly “Catholic” at the same time? Episode Notes: Vatican Files. VF200: "Who is Afraid of "Liquid" Roman Catholicism?" by Leonardo De...

Duration:00:33:37

S3E11 Recall Notice! Your Baptism is not Valid: Part 2

3/14/2022
What happens when the wrong words are said during your baptism? Does it have consequences on your salvation, your participation in the church, your marriage? If you are a Roman Catholic the answer is... It depends! Listen to part 2 of this episode where we discuss the theological implications of the 2022 baptism recall notice, where the diocese of Phoenix, Arizona recently declared the thousands of baptisms performed by “Father Andres” over the last 20 years to be invalid. Episode...

Duration:00:32:10

S3E10 Recall Notice! Your Baptism is not Valid: Part I

3/1/2022
The diocese of Phoenix, Arizona recently declared the thousands of baptisms performed by “Father Andres” over the last 20 years to be invalid. Listen as we visit with church planter Jordan Standridge to discuss his article on this matter, "When you lose your salvation based on a technicality". (https://thecripplegate.com/when-you-lose-your-salvation-based-on-a-technicality) To learn more about Jordan's ministry you can visit the website: standridge.org In part II we will further discuss...

Duration:00:38:43

S3E9 The (Not So) Puzzling Theology of Pope Francis

2/18/2022
Listen as we discuss the latest Vatican File, "198. The (Not So) Puzzling Theology of Pope Francis". Among the many puzzling things introduced by Pope Francis, his teaching (magisterium) is perhaps the level that was most impacted by the Argentinian Pontiff. The contents of his encyclicals, apostolic exhortations, bulls, speeches, occasional interviews, etc. have been described as “uncertain,” “in motion,” “ambiguous,” “nuanced,” at times even “heretical” – and by Roman Catholics!

Duration:00:33:43

S3.E8 What is the essence of Roman Catholicism?

2/8/2022
In this episode we answer the question: What is the essence of Roman Catholicism? In his new book Same Words, Different Worlds, Dr. Leonardo De Chirico describes how the post-Vatican II Roman Catholic Church would answer that question as being its "sacramentality". Listen to learn more.

Duration:00:33:11

S3.E7 The Temptation of Roman Catholicism

12/22/2021
In this episode we discuss the recent presidential address at the Evangelical Theological Society by Dr. Al Mohler of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in which he discussed four temptations for the Evangelical church, one of which is the Roman Catholic Church. We also discuss Leonardo's upcoming Vatican File that highlights Dr. Mohler's significant address.

Duration:00:34:53

S3.E6 Pope Francis endorses the Park of Encounter

12/17/2021
In this episode we discuss Pope Francis's recent endorsement of the new ecumenical theme park in Argentina that promotes interreligious fraternity and considers the world's main religious as equally valid pathways to encountering the divine. We also discuss the theological implications of the Pope's enthusiastic endorsement.

Duration:00:37:19

S3.E5 Do you know who John Henry Newman is? You Should and here’s why.

12/10/2021
In this episode we discuss the Anglican turned Catholic, John Henry Newman, who rose to the rank of cardinal and was canonised as a saint on 13 October 2019. Listen as we explore why Newman is one of the most important and influential figures in modern-day Roman Catholicism.

Duration:00:34:05

S3.E4 The Latest Evangelical Convert to Rome

11/29/2021
Anglican bishop Michael Nazir-Ali recently announced his conversion to Roman Catholicism. What are the reasons behind his conversion? What questions does it raise for evangelicals? Listen as we discuss Leonardo's latest Vatican File #195 in which he responds to this latest evangelical's crossing of the Tiber.

Duration:00:36:06

S3.E3 Special guest Dr. Gregg Allison

11/23/2021
In this episode Dr. Gregg Allison of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary joins us to discuss his latest book 40 Questions About Roman Catholicism. Dr. Allison is a long time friend and contributor to the Reformanda Initiative.

Duration:00:34:58

S3.E2 Should Evangelicals and Roman Catholics pray together?

11/1/2021
In this episode we discuss an important question: Should Evangelicals and Roman Catholics pray together? Yes? No? Or maybe, but it depends? Join us as we dive into this controversial topic.

Duration:00:36:29

S3.E1 Same Words, Different Worlds. Do Roman Catholics and Evangelicals Believe the Same Gospel?

9/27/2021
Listen as we kick off season 3 of the RI Podcast by discussing Leonardo De Chirico's upcoming book, Same Words, Different Worlds. Do Roman Catholics and Evangelicals Believe the Same Gospel? (IVP Apollos, 2021). Do Evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics share a common orthodoxy, as promoted by initiatives such as Evangelicals and Catholics Together? Or do the profound differences between Evangelical and Catholic theology and how they view the doctrines of Christ, the Church and...

Duration:00:31:18

S2.E17 Augustine of Hippo: Why he is still Relevant Today, with Rachel Ciano

6/21/2021
Listen as we talk with RSLN faculty member, Rachel Ciano, about the significance and importance of Augustine of Hippo. Why should evangelicals know and study the works of Augustine, and how should they approach the man who is claimed by both Roman Catholics and Protestants? About Rachel Ciano: Rachel moved to England in 2005, where she and her husband ministered at an evangelical anglican church in Hove, East Sussex. They returned to Sydney in 2009, where they began a church plant in...

Duration:00:41:40

S2.E16 Practical advice for engaging Roman Catholics with the gospel: A Conversation with Mark Gilbert

5/19/2021
In this episode ex-Catholic Mark Gilbert shares his personal testimony, and also about how is personal experience has taught him to effectively share the gospel with his Roman Catholic friends and family members. Mark Gilbert works for Certainty4Eternity, an organisation established to help churches share the gospel with people from a Roman Catholic background. Mark grew up as a committed Roman Catholic, but despite this did not hear the gospel until he started university. He trained as a...

Duration:00:48:04

S2.E15 Moore on Mary: Discussing Marian Apparitions with Lauren Moore

5/18/2021
In this episode Lauren Moore joins us to discuss Marian apparitions, what they are, why they are important, how they impact Roman Catholicism, and how they should be viewed and understood from an Evangelical perspective. Lauren Moore has been serving with Pioneers in southwest France for almost 12 years. During that time she has been involved in four different church plants, each in a different stage: the Basque Coast Baptist Church (now an established church with a pastor), the Surf Church...

Duration:00:44:10

S2.E14 A Conversion Story with Mickey Aquilino

5/17/2021
Listen to a conversation with Pastor Mickey Aquilino (Parkside Church - Alistair Begg). Mickey grew up Roman Catholic but didn't know Christ. After coming to faith through a renewal movement and reading God's Word, Mickey eventually left the Catholic church. He was led by God to Parkside Church where for 25 years he has helped teach the Bible and disciple others who come from a Roman Catholic background (like Amanda Scopilliti from season 2 episode 12).

Duration:00:35:09

S2.E13 Father Abraham, Had Many Sons...

3/18/2021
In this episode we discuss the alarming theological implications of Pope Francis's recent trip to Iraq, where he pleaded for peace and fraternity, grounding his appeal in our common heritage found in Abraham. Episode Resource:

Duration:00:38:19