My Wife Came Home

When I decided to leave the Baptist church and convert to Orthodoxy, my wife was understandably concerned. First, there was the loss of income we would suffer as I would be leaving my pastoral salary.  I would have to be Orthodox for at least five years to be considered for ordination to the priesthood and … More My Wife Came Home

Alternative Christianity:  Orthodoxy and the Mainstream Church

Every mainstream should have an antithesis.  This is not to be combative or dismissive to the denomination that left.  Had it not been for the African-American Baptist Church, I probably would have never been born, much less born again.  I think the black church of the various denominations and non-denominations are able to lead souls … More Alternative Christianity:  Orthodoxy and the Mainstream Church

Risk Worthy

A sister at my church said that her neighbors don’t consider her and her husband as good Christians because they are Orthodox.  She and her husband are white.  If much of white Protestant America does not consider the Orthodox Church as a valid expression of Christianity, there is no doubt that black inquirers (and even … More Risk Worthy