Why People Convert to Orthodoxy

  On 30 December 2013, W. Bradford Littlejohn published “The Search for Authority and the Fear of Difference” in The Sword and the Ploughshare.   He began by noting how he learned second hand (??) about a longtime Reformed Christian who decided to convert to Eastern Orthodoxy because “he needed someone to submit to” (quotation marks in the original text). It struck me that among the many evangelicals and Reformed folks converting…

Called Together

Folks, I invited Fr. Isaiah to write this blog posting for couples.  I met Fr. Isaiah when he was stationed at Schofield Army Barracks in Hawaii.  He is currently stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas.  He serves under Bishop Basil, Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese.  Robert I wish to write briefly about the importance of husbands, on the way to Orthodoxy, to be patient with reluctant wives, to love…

A Calvinist Who Crossed Over to Orthodoxy

Journey to Orthodoxy just uploaded a very interesting interview with Fr. Josiah Trenham who grew up in the Reformed tradition then later converted to Orthodoxy. Fr. Josiah grew up in the Presbyterian tradition and claims one of the Mayflower Puritans as an ancestor.  He did his undergraduate studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.  His senior thesis was on Jonathan Edwards.  From there he went to Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson,…