Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: The Weblog

I have an announcement of a major new project, opening today: Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy: The Weblog.

It’s been plain to me for some time that Christian doctrine is starting to matter to more and more people, and a lot of the people it matters to are Orthodox Christians, some of whom are doing some very good writing about it. You’re of course aware of the podcast and book that go by the name Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy. Since I already have this weblog in place, and since much of its contents are already O&H-type stuff, I didn’t want to start another weblog purely to sort out material I was already posting here. I certainly intend to keep posting that stuff here.

What occurred to me was that an O&H weblog could be a group project, a dedicated place for publication and discussion of Orthodox views on theology, especially non-Orthodox theology, pitched to be comprehensible to the serious Christian who may not have had formal seminary or philosophical training. So over the past couple of weeks I’ve been rounding up some writers to help with the planning and of course the writing. I’m also in the process of soliciting pieces from additional writers, as well. This won’t just be an aggregator for already published pieces—you’ll see a lot of new material there. It also won’t just be a series of disconnected posts on numerous topics—we plan to do series posts, both from single authors as well as coordinated series from multiple writers.

I hope you’ll join me over at the brand-new Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy weblog and maybe even consider submitting some work for publication. This should be interesting and, I hope, fun.

9 comments:

  1. Let me say as a presbyterian who just finished your book (and enjoyed meeting you recently in Harrisburg), I’ll definitely be checking back!

    Andy

  2. Father Andrew,
    I’ve often wished that we had more resources within the Orthodox community that educate us on the specific differences between us and the various religions around the world, so this is a welcome surprise. I was never very concerned with doctrinal details when I was a protestant, but more and more I am realizing just how important it truly is. We have to understand what we are really trying to say. My entire journey to Orthodoxy started when a protestant pastor gave a sermon one day entitled “Why do you believe what you believe?”. Trying to answer that question was a turning point for me. Also, it was a pleasure meeting you in Harrisburg. 🙂

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