Evangelicals Becoming Catholic: Lectures


"Swimming the Tiber" is shorthand for conversion to the Catholic Church (the Tiber River runs alongside of Vatican City). Maybe you have wondered why someone would make such a move or how to intelligently discuss the issue with your friends and loved ones. These and related questions were addressed on Saturday, April 14 on the campus of Wheaton College when authors of the recent book, Journeys of Faith, delivered brief lectures on the subject and answered questions.


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Sessions include:

1. Dr. Gregg AllisonThe Roman Road, or the Road to Rome?  Why Some Protestants Drift to Catholicism.

2. Rev. Chris Castaldo – Crossing the Tiber: Why Catholics and Protestants Convert.

3. Dr. Craig BlaisingDoes Accepting the Canon of Scripture Implicitly Affirm Rome’s Authority? 

4. Dr. Robert Plummer – Moderator

About the author

Chris Castaldo (PhD, London School of Theology) is the lead pastor at New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is the author of Talking with Catholics about the Gospel and coauthor of The Unfinished Reformation.


  1. Great lectures! Have the lectures been transcribed? If so, Prof. Castaldo could you post on your site?

  2. Thanks, Luke. Sorry, they weren’t transcribed; however, Gregg’s and Craig’s lectures were based on their respective sections in ‘Journeys of Faith,’ and I’ll post my manuscript in the fall, after it has appeared in a journal, dv. Best, CC

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