Book Review: The Unfinished Reformation

Book Review: The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites and Divides Catholics and Protestants After 500 Years by Gregg Allison and Chris Castaldo.

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This book is a shorter book looking at where Christianity has come since the Protestant Reformation. It essentially
attempts to provide an overview of what divides or brings Protestants and Catholics and then answer the question, “Is the Reformation finished?”[i] While their answer of “Yes. No. No, but . . .”[ii] (which ultimately is a no) does not feel adequate. It is not wholly satisfying, largely due to the shortness of the book and lack of focus that is placed on the ecumenical workings since Edinburgh 1910 and Vatican II.[iii]

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So long Brazil and hello Asia!

Finishing in Brazil and going to Asia…

As I finish in Brazil, I look back at what has happened and what I have learned. At times Brazil has been very difficult like when I did not have any handle on my Portuguese. But these last few months I have been able to really enjoy Brazil and make the most out of it. I still think of the two boys that I wrote about in my last blog, Igor and Luis. Igor has actually ran away from home and is most likely involved in drug trafficking. I still have not learned anything about Luis — all I can do about that is hope he went home.

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About two boys

About one month left in Brazil, then I am off to Asia for the final leg of the journey. The last little while has been really good and I feel like I’m actually getting the hang of things. It also feels like I’m getting into and understanding some of the harder things that are occurring.

I want to tell you about two boys that I have gotten to know a little bit here. The first is named Igor and the other is named Luís. Continue reading “About two boys”