Passion About the Passion

(Originally printed in the Spring 2004 Issue of the MCOI Journal ) For nearly a year before the release of Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of The Christ, controversy—public and private—swirled around the project. As is so often the case, many had made definitive decisions about the film without ever having viewed it. Liberals were sure the film had to be denounced, and scrounged around desperately for aspersions to cast upon it. Some … Continue reading

Sola Scriptura: Modern Misconceptions of Luther’s Intentions

(This originally appeared in the Winter 1999 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 4) by Steve Berg In a recent debate between two apologists (a Catholic and a Protestant) over the issue of sola scriptura,* the Catholic defender, Gerry Matatics, argued that Luther invented the concept of sola scriptura in the early 16th century. He claimed Protestants today are holding to a doctrine that, by its very nature, is self-refuting and even unscriptural. … Continue reading

Tina’s Story

By Tina Ehrhardt (Originally printed in the January/February 1996 Issue of the MCOI Journal) “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you, free” (John 8:32). Being raised a Roman Catholic, I was ‘taught that Roman Catholicism was the truth and the only way to heaven. I was the youngest of two children, born to two wonderful, hard-working, devout, Roman Catholic parents. Our biggest loves in life were our Slovak heritage and … Continue reading