The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Friday, April 28, 2006
Catholics at Wheaton
Or the lack thereof. Musings by Alan Jacobs in First Things in which he asks:

What elements of Wheaton’s mission are aided by its faculty being confined to Protestants? This, it seems to me, is the question that matters most.

Here is a possible answer: Wheaton College (at least theoretically) has at its foundation and core a commitment to the sole authority of Scripture at the measure of truth and academic pursuits. The Church of Rome wants to share this authority with tradition. There is where the two must part ways.