Dean’s List of 21 Reasons to be an Orthodox Christian

I saw this whimsical little list about being an Orthodox Christian posted a few days back, and immediately wrote to Dean for permission to repost it. Enjoy. by Dean Arnold Important caveats: This is Dean’s List. I do not speak for the Orthodox Church. I love the people and forbearers of my Protestant heritage. I believe some Orthodox are going to hell, and some non-Orthodox to heaven. This is about truth and love, not eternal destiny. I like to have a little fun when I write. 1. Orthodoxy provides the only valid reason to follow their authority. Here is the issue: you are sitting in church (or you never got there), and the … [Read more...]

Islam Through the Heart and Mind of a Convert to Orthodox Christianity, Part 2

by Kevin AllenIn this two-part interview originally appearing on Ancient Faith Radio, Kevin Allen of the "Ancient Faith Today" podcast interviewed "George" who became a Sunni Muslim at age fourteen and studied to become an Imam at a madrasa, studying the Quran, Arabic language, Islamic theology, hadith, and jurisprudence. He left Islam and became an Orthodox Christian twenty years later. Among other things, Kevin and his guest discuss Islamic theology, common misunderstandings of Christianity by Muslims, differences between "orthodox" Islam and the Nation of Islam, the true understanding and practice in Islam of slavery and jihad, and the … [Read more...]

Islam Through the Heart and Mind of a Convert to Orthodox Christianity, Part 1

 by Kevin Allen In this two-part interview originally appearing on Ancient Faith Radio, Kevin Allen of the "Ancient Faith Today" podcast interviewed "George" who became a Sunni Muslim at age fourteen and studied to become an Imam at a madrasa, studying the Quran, Arabic language, Islamic theology, hadith, and jurisprudence. He left Islam and became an Orthodox Christian twenty years later. Among other things, Kevin and his guest discuss Islamic theology, common misunderstandings of Christianity by Muslims, differences between "orthodox" Islam and the Nation of Islam, the true understanding and practice in Islam of slavery and jihad, and the … [Read more...]