Waiting for God

Secular society often cites history books and places emphasis on learning from the mistakes made in the past;  but in their almost militant atheism their ignorance refuses to acknowledge the greatest eternally relevant book of human history and nature ever written. ​There is of course a paradox in studying the Holy Scriptures… one cannot understand … [Read more…]

Community in communion

After spending so long searching, praying and waiting for ‘where’ I should be – I found it, and as I have mentioned in previous posts it led to me joining a family – The Church.  Bursting with enthusiasm, I was so excited at the prospect of finally finding where I was meant to be all … [Read more…]

Evangelical Orthodox?

I’ve been thinking a lot about evangelism from an Orthodox or even Roman/Old/Anglo-Catholic point of view lately, particularly for young people and children as this week I purchased a book of Bible stories for a toddler and a ‘Youth Bible’ for a thirteen year-old. As traditionalists, it’s very tempting to shy away from evangelism as … [Read more…]

On Becoming Orthodox

A Personal Account of Converting (reverting?) to Orthodoxy. At the age of 32, it may seem quite late in one’s life to be baptised, but when I began to rediscover my faith and cleave to God in my mid-to-late 20s, I didn’t want to run out and find the first person who would be willing to baptise me. … [Read more…]

If you can’t sit with your brother as an equal, how can you call yourself a Christian?

During a conversation with a thoroughly pleasant man I met earlier, we arrived at the subject of hypocrisy – particularly in the Church.  He identifies as a goth – loves gothic archetecture and style, and dresses in a typically macabre fashion.  He noted how many people are fine talking about welcoming anyone who doesn’t fit into … [Read more…]

Choosing a Bible

Finding an English translation of the Bible that stays true to the original scriptures while being meaningful and relevant to you can seem a little daunting at first – there are so many choices, and evangelical protestants certainly love to flood the world with mass produced translations that aren’t suitable for Orthodox or even Catholic Christians. … [Read more…]