As a church history major I became painfully aware that much of what passes for Evangelicalism: the altar call, the symbolic understanding of the Lord’s Supper, the inductive bible study method, minimalist creed, the rapture, all have their origins in the 1800s. This means that Evangelicalism is a modern innovation as is Liberalism.
Michael Odegaard explains the appeal of Eastern Orthodox Christianity for native Hawaiians. A convert to Orthodoxy who traces his Hawaiian lineage back 96 generations, he predicts a beautiful coming together of worlds as these two ancient cultures find each other. Orthodoxy and Hawaiian Culture