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Gloria Dei homo vivens – St Irenaeus
March 10th, 2014 by Joel Watts

Ulf Ekman sees the light, swims the Tiber.

We have seen a great love for Jesus and a sound theology, founded on the Bible and classic dogma. We have experienced the richness of sacramental life. We have seen the logic in having a solid structure for priesthood, that keeps the faith of the church and passes it on from one generation to the next. We have met an ethical and moral strength and consistency that dare to face up to the general opinion, and a kindness towards the poor and the weak. And, last but not least, we have come in contact with representatives for millions of charismatic Catholics and we have seen their living faith…

via Sweden’s Pentecostal Megapastor Converts to Catholicism | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com.

Maybe… in case you were wondering…

This is solid news. Yes, he was charismatic, but now sees the need for theology, logic, and structure. Fantastic news all around.

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).


7 Responses to “Ulf Ekman sees the light, swims the Tiber.”
  1. Old Suomi proverb, “Never trust a Swede or a Russian”.

  2. “Yes, he was charismatic” is misleading in suggesting he is no longer. One of the decisive issues for him is that he has “come in contact with representatives for millions of charismatic Catholics and … seen their living faith”. Clearly he intends to join them, to remain charismatic while becoming Catholic. Indeed, there is no mention of him rejecting any of his former beliefs, except presumably for those explicitly contrary to the Catholic faith. As such, while I do not join him in seeing “the logic in having a solid structure for priesthood”, I can respect his decision and continue to accept him as my fellow charismatic and my brother in Christ.

  3. WOW !!!! Once a Health/Wealth Nut Always a Health/Wealth NUT !!!!!!! and Get these word of STRIFE Leaders,Pastors OUT OF THESE CHURCHES Before you get MISLEAD in the Church He/She TEACHES IN !!!!!

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