Serious Catholics Are Evangelical
Weigel is a brilliant mind and an excellent writer, well-versed in Catholic theology and history. But evangelicals should remember that Weigel writes only as a layman, and his suggestions regarding the prudent governance of the church are only that, suggestions. And while I'm not sure he hits the nail on the head in every instance—I'm somewhat uneasy with the readiness he thinks the papacy should have for deposing unruly bishops—most of his suggestions seem very reasonable.
Pulling together reforms that are already taking place in the Church with some prescriptions of his own, Weigel's Evangelical Catholicism is a bold vision for the future of the largest body of Christians in the world, and evangelicals would be wise to take careful notice.
Brantly Millegan is a Master's candidate in theology at St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St. Paul, Minnesota. He blogs at Young, Evangelical, and Catholic.