Welcome to gandalfsbeardblog. I attempt to write from an orthodox Roman Catholic perspective. I converted to Roman Catholicism after spending time in the Community of Christ (Reorganized LDS Mormon) church, evangelicalism, and Episcopalianism. My primary interests include eschatology, ecclesiology, and Scholasticism. Regarding ecclesiology, I am particularly interested in Roman Catholic dialogue with the Eastern Orthodox Church, especially regarding Vatican I’s doctrine of the papacy.