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 […]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 2

by G. D. Andreano The Problem of Authority “Now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” – 1 Co 1:10 […]

The Hotel: Why I Checked-Out of Protestantism: Part 1

by G. D. Andreano Preface My departure from Protestantism was a change that occurred very slowly over the course of multiple years. However, before I begin talking about the problems I have found in my examination of Protestantism (which are largely my reasons for leaving), I want to preface this by saying that I am […]

“Embrace! You Are Brothers!”

The Impact of Orthodox Theology by Jason Byassee Think of the standard theological debates in Western Christianity: Is conversion a matter of divine grace or human free will? Are theological disputes to be arbitrated by appeals to the Bible or to church tradition? Do the church’s authority and unity cohere in the pope, in a […]