by Trevon Wax Theron Mathis is an unassuming, soft-spoken man in his thirties with a winsome manner and a pleasant smile. His story begins in the buckle of the Bible belt. Both he and his wife grew up in a conservative Baptist churches, his wife’s being Landmarkist in theology (meaning it holds the belief that […]
An Interview with Fr. James Early Originally posted on the Byzantine Texas blogsite, this interview is an excellent introduction to Fr. James’ story and conversion, which we will be publishing shortly in serial format here at JTO! What prompted you to write the book? First, several people who had heard me tell my conversion […]
I knew right then, in that second, that I needed to become a part of the Orthodox Church, that the Orthodox Church contained that which would heal and save me.
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 […]