Greg Bastin, Ph.D. (Pastor and Lecturer at Emmaüs Bible Institute, Switzerland): “I was really glad that we covered so many subjects throughout this week and that we didn’t get an atomistic view of Catholicism but we saw it as a whole theological system. What I really valued was to be in a group that esteems the Gospel and truth far above tolerance and compromise”.
Charlie Fletcher (Regional Director for the South Pacific for Lausanne, Australia): “In contrast to some of the fuzzier ecumenical approaches to Roman Catholicism among evangelicals, the posture of the Rome Scholars Network combines deep theological thinking, clear-sighted historical perspective, firm evangelical identity and gracious engagement”.
Espen Ottosen (Writer, Author, and leading Apologist in Norway): “I used to serve as a missionary in Peru so it has been really interesting to get to know how Evangelicals should think about reaching Roman Catholics with the Gospel, not just the nominal ones but also those Catholics who are more knowledgeable of their faith. This week will also help me reflect about what to do in Norway where some are being attracted by Roman Catholicism”.
Mark Gilbert (Author, Evangelist, and Leaders of Certainty 4 Eternity, Australia): “When I heard about the RSN I couldn’t wait to fly twenty-four hours around the world to meet with some of the world’s best Evangelical thinkers on Roman Catholicism and I wasn’t disappointed. We were presented with a sensitive, carefully articulated and very engaging synopsis of Roman Catholicism throughout history and today. All this in the sumptuous city of Rome with a great group of brothers and sisters from American, Europe and Australia”.