Carl Trueman has the rare ability to elegant in what he writes, firm in what he believes, and generous to his opponents (though, not necessarily to their arguments). I believe this is because he’s a Brit and follows in the steps of Chesterton before him (minus the Catholicism). Anyways, he has written a response to Bryan Cross of Called to Communion articulating something that has been on my mind since I listened to a lecture by Fr. Richard Neuhaus: why am I not a Roman Catholic. The question is a serious one that many Evangelical’s don’t take seriously enough. From a purely historical perspective, Protestants are the ones who broke off. This Fr. Neuhaus articulated aptly: If a Protestant (in his case, it was Lutheranism) doesn’t wake up every morning and ask himself why he isn’t a Catholic, he doesn’t know what it means to be a Protestant. Trueman’s article basically fleshes this out without following Neuhaus into the Roman Catholic Church. Whether you agree with him or not, I still think the article is worth reading.