My Journey to the Orthodox Christian Church: Part Two

by Adam Lindahl But I will never forget that moment that I stepped over the threshold. I was immediately struck with a sense of awe and reverence. Before me stood a dark room with only candlelight illuminating select portions of the space. The smell of previously used incense lingered in the air. The image of Christ was before me with only a small flickering candle casting light on His face. Everyone was silently awaiting the beginning of the service. A few people hurriedly, but carefully prepared for the service by lighting remaining candles and preparing sheet music in a small corner of the room. Icons of saints lined the church and people … [Read more...]

My Journey to the Orthodox Christian Church: Part One

by Adam Lindahl I remember exactly what I was doing the first time the thought crept into my head: There is no God. The depth and darkness of the cold Montanan winter surrounded me in the middle of my senior year of college while I sat in my room working on a difficult assignment. I don’t know precisely what was happening in my head that led me to that stray thought: there is no God, but there it was, laid out in front of me for consideration for the first time. I fought with the idea. I struggled against it, but it was persistent. What on earth led me to this point? I grew up a Christian just like many of my millennial peers; I never … [Read more...]

My Conversion to Eastern Orthodox Christianity

by Jason Terpack A former Protestant pastor, Jason tells his own story with honesty recounting the journey to Orthodox Christianity he took and what it meant.  Enjoy!       My Conversion to Eastern Orthodox Christianity … [Read more...]

When You are on Your Last Legs as an Evangelical Christian

What to do when you're on your last legs as an Evangelical Christian. by John Hughes Many of you will be aware from my posts, or from simply knowing me in person, that I am first and foremost an Orthodox Christian and secondly a spiritual and cultural Russophile. I have loved Russian tradition and culture going all the way back into my early childhood. Although born in England, I spent much of my childhood on the east coast of Canada in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. I was unlike a lot of my friends when I was a young boy growing up. Yes, I loved playing sports and I did all the things that a typical 1970s youngster would do, but inside … [Read more...]