We Are Orthodoxy was born out of many conversations we’ve had with concerned parents, grandparents, and godparents who are seeing their children grow up and slip away from the Church. Many of these same adults reflexively offer an answer to their own question: “Secularism! The liberal agenda! Temptation!” These answers, unfortunately, always fall flat for one major reason: they didn’t come from young adults themselves.
During this Lenten season, we are all engaged in spiritual struggle of one kind or another, and it seems a good moment to share what I’ve learned in the last five years about the intersection of creativity, struggle, and media publishing. With this goal, I’ve created a list of five hard lessons we all seem to encounter on our way to producing high-quality books and podcasts. If you have already been published, this list will be familiar. If you are still trying to be published, it may be even more familiar! I pray it will be helpful, no matter which side of that fence you occupy.
Think about what happened in Charlottesville, and let us ask ourselves, “Why? Why do we choose to hate others? Why do we choose to hate others whom we don’t even know? Why do we choose to hate entire groups of people?”