How Important is Tradition in Christianity?

Something that sometimes confuses people is what role tradition should play in our faith. Michael Patton has done an excellent job in this blog post of explaining the different views. I hold to sola Scriptura, but sometimes lean towards regula fidei.

Are Catholics Real Believers?

Can Catholics be real Christians? This is a question that many evangelical Protestants ask at some point, and I think there is a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation out there. This linked article, while not exhaustive, is I think a good start to understanding this issue.