Nyssa’s Conversion Story I’ve been going through a long, tiresome spiritual journey, though from what I hear, there are many people who’ve been through at least as many denominations before coming to Orthodoxy. I was raised in South Bend, Indiana as a Nazarene, a Holiness sect with the doctrine of total sanctification, but without the […]
by David Trace I first became exposed to Orthodoxy as an undergraduate over twenty years ago. I was taking a Russian language course and was told that a local Orthodox parish had a Russian festival. The professor recommended it. To my knowledge she was not Orthodox. I went and purchased my first icon. Each year […]
I wanted to tell everyone I “found” the Orthodox Church like it was a million dollars! My return to the Orthodox Church was only a beginning of a journey, but at least now I knew the path. I compare it to living on a patch of dirt your whole life and never knowing that right underneath this dirt there is a well with hidden treasures of indescribable beauty.
On Wednesday and Friday, the student body was treated to a veritable “Who’s Who” in the Charismatic Word of Faith world. All the top TBN tele-evangelists visited during my four years. The student body would get all hyped up about the newest theological trend and mantra for getting God to give you stuff…Protestantism was like a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy.
Twentysomethings captivated by Orthodoxy by Andrea Goodell Tim Flinders will graduate from Grand Valley State University next month. Raised Lutheran, he also explored fundamentalist Baptism, Roman Catholicism and even Messianic Judaism before converting to Orthodox Christianity this year. “Orthodoxy has completely transformed me already,” he said. “I feel like the first time in my life […]