Catholics and Lutherans Converting to Orthodoxy in Latvia

The Orthodox Church in Latvia is increasingly filling up with former Catholics and Lutherans. by Grigory Shugaev European Christians are complaining about the emptying of churches. The older generation is dying, and only a few adherents are replacing them. It would seem that a Catholic country such as France, at the Easter services—and not just anywhere […]

Wisdom, Philosophy, and the Event of Christ: An Interview with Nicholas Smith

by Tudor Petcu Another in a series of interviews with Orthodox converts, Tudor Petcu today interviews Nicholas Smith.  1.) I would like to begin our dialogue by taking into account the similarities between philosophy and Orthodoxy given the fact that is much easier talking about their differences as worldviews. What would be from your point […]

“Orthodoxy is Non-Negotiable for Moldova”

Is Orthodoxy non-negotiable for you? For us? See also this “97% of Moldovans Identify as Orthodox Christians“ President Igor Dodon of Moldova says there are four things that are absolutely non-negotiable for his country. “I always tell all our partners that there are three or four things which I can never allow to be up for […]

“Bible Answer Man” Hank Hanegraaff Joins the Orthodox Church

You probably already have heard this news, but we have some of Hank’s own words on it. Welcome home, Hank! We here at JTO have been fans for awhile, and hope to speak to you personally about your journey! Known to millions as the “Bible Answer Man,” 77-year-old Hank Hanegraaff and his wife were received […]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 9

by G. D. Andreano The Hope of the Future Even though there are many ways to critique the structure of Protestantism, I am hopeful for the future. The millennial generation is in a particular place in time, and that created a collective search for truth. With the rise of the internet, no prior generation has […]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 8

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of the Public Square Protestantism has been at the heart of American politics since the founding. From the “Protestant work ethic” that spawned the industrial revolution to the individualism of democratic pluralism, American politics are inherently Protestant. Perhaps because the Protestant demographic was in the cultural majority for hundreds […]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 7

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of Heresy “[Paul’s] letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.” – 2 Pet 3:16b It is an unfortunate observation of mine that the good things about Protestantism are not unique to […]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 6

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of Private Interpretation “Submit yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” – Eph 5:21 Another major problem Protestantism perpetuates is the blindness to the existence of an interpretation, thanks to doctrines like sola scriptura. Because Protestantism puts no real authority in something outside of itself (Ecumenical Councils, […]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 4

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of “the Word” “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – Jhn 1:1 I’ve read many Evangelical Protestant criticisms about Roman Catholicism (and/or any opposing Protestant denomination whatsoever), and I keep seeing the same false presuppositions within nearly all […]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 3

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of History “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.” – 2 Th 2:15 A third reason I left Protestantism follows the second, which is the perpetual schism that occurs because of an ignorance of Christian history. The […]