The Conversion of Fr. Wilbur Ellsworth By Jason Zengerle The ministry is a calling, but it is also a career, and, in 1987, a Baptist minister named Wilbur Ellsworth was given the career opportunity of a lifetime. After nearly two decades of pastoring modest congregations in California and Ohio, Ellsworth, at the age of 43, […]
by Bishop Paul Ballaster-Convolier Bishop Paul de Ballester-Convallier: A contemporary Neomartyr of Orthodoxy (25th anniversary of his martyrdom: 1984-2009) Last year marked the 25th anniversary of the death as a martyr of the late Bishop Paul de Ballester-Convallier (1927-1984). As a memorial to him we reprint here his article which explains why and how he […]
by Fr. Peter Smith Perhaps this journey to Orthodoxy really starts for me as a Roman Catholic college student. The Newman Club was an interesting way to meet “people” [from a college student, you need to read “girls!”] and so I “joined” the Club. Soon, however, there was an instant shock wave through the Newman […]
Eastern Orthodox Pastor has far-flung roots What Antony Hughes did all these many years ago at Oral Roberts University Graduate School of Theology and Missions in Tulsa was zig when he was supposed to zag. Here was your basic Southern Baptist who, at this beacon of the charismatic movement, first vectored from his evangelical roots […]
The “spirituality” of the Vineyard movement as I experienced it is just a laid-back Southern California cockiness.