Why Charistmatics Should Become Orthodox

by Mike Spreng This comes to us from the excellent blog, Classical Christianity: Eastern Orthodoxy for Today, which is quickly becoming one of my favorites. There are a number of reasons why Charismatics should become eastern Orthodox; reasons such as apostolic succession, liturgical renewal and a general expansion of theology. But there are a few […]

The Willard Preacher

by Gary Cattell This is the first hand account of the Gary Cattell, The Willard Preacher, an Orthodox Christian street preacher who preached the Gospel at Pennsylvania State University, in front of Willard Hall. I’ve been a ‘fan’ of his for some time, and I’m very happy to be able to publish his story. Growing […]

An Un-Orthodox Route

By Adlen Robinson The Journey of Fr. Barnabas Powell. This was published today by Forsythe News. Some people sense a calling early in life but make other stops along the way before answering it. Such is the case with Father Barnabas Powell, the new pastor of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church. Raised […]

How I Became An Orthodox Christian

My response was: “This is the BEST theology I’ve ever read! All my questions answered in one place!” I called up my husband all enthusiastic and said: “We need to be Orthodox!”

The Fire Fails

by Fr. Barnabas Powell In this, the fourth of a series of articles on Pentecostalism and his journey to the Orthodox faith, Fr. Barnabas sets the stage for his own spiritual odyssey. THE FIRE FAILS As I have said previously, I am convinced the modern Pentecostal movement offers the Christian Church a wonderful opportunity to […]

The Fire Falls

by Fr. Barnabas Powell In this, the third  in a series of four articles on Pentecostalism and his journey to the Orthodox faith, Fr. Barnabas sets the stage for his own spiritual odyssey. THE FIRE FALLS As I scanned my previous historical overview, I noticed huge gaps in the narrative, but to fill in all […]

The Fire Is Kindled

by Fr. Barnabas Powell In this, the second in a series of four articles on Pentecostalism and his journey to the Orthodox faith, Fr. Barnabas sets the stage for his own spiritual odyssey. THE FIRE IS KINDLED Pentecostalism is poised to become the dominant expression of Christianity in the West. The phenomenal growth of Pentecostal […]

In Search of the Bride

Christ is returning for His Bride, not His harem; and all of your denominations act like jealous harem girls fighting for the Master’s attentions.

Finally Oriented

I didn’t realize till it was too late that the underlying theology behind historical Christian worship wasn’t compatible with my current theology. It was like trying to mix oil and water. It didn’t work. I imagine our Pentecostal church was the only Pentecostal church in the area with icons of Christ and the Virgin Mary behind the pulpit!

Moving East: Part Two

by Phil Silouan Thompson I read on from the earliest Fathers into the third and fourth centuries — Irenaeus, Athanasius, Basil. Where was the break I was expecting? Where was the change from congregational democracy and unstructured charismatic worship, to liturgical, hierarchical religion? That change was nowhere to be found; instead, it looked more like […]