Should Protestants Give More Attention to Mary? Or if they do, do they risk going too far, and succumbing to some of the abuses in the Catholic Church? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Julie Roys will discuss the issue with author and theologian, Timothy George, who advocates embracing Mary – and author and pastor Chris Castaldo who cautions against it. Listen and join the discussion, this Saturday at 11 a.m. Central Time on Up For Debate!
Chris Castaldo was raised on Long Island, New York. For the last sixteen years, he has served in the Chicagoland area, at College Church in Wheaton and then at Wheaton College where he directed the Ministry of Gospel Renewal, a ministry devoted to equipping evangelicals for constructive interaction with Catholic friends and loves ones. Chris has served as Lead Pastor at New Covenant Church in Naperville since November of 2014. Chris has authored and contributed to several books including: The Reformation: Is It Over?, Reformation Theology: 500 Years Later, Talking with Catholics about the Gospel: A Guide for Evangelicals, Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Anglicanism, and Holy Ground: Walking with Jesus as a Former Catholic. He has written articles for publications such as Christianity Today, Touchstone Journal, Credo Magazine, Themelios, and First Things.
Timothy George has been the dean of Beeson Divinity School since its inception in 1988. As founding dean, he has been instrumental in shaping its character and mission. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, George teaches church history and doctrine. He is a life advisory trustee of Wheaton College, is active in Evangelical–Roman Catholic Church dialogue, and has chaired the Doctrine and Christian Unity Commission of the Baptist World Alliance. He serves as senior theological advisor for Christianity Today, and is on the editorial advisory boards of First Things and Books & Culture. He and his wife, Denise, have two adult children.