I suppose before I just go posting things willy-nilly, I should explain a bit where I’m coming from and what the purpose of this blog is. Okay, that last part was a joke, I don’t think there is a purpose, but it’s here anyway.
Much of what I post here will have to do with Christianity. I’ve been a Christian all my life, sometimes better at it than others. But a couple of years ago I went out looking for something to “refresh” my faith during Lent, something that I could commit to and stick with, not get bored of… something new.
What I initially found was a podcast entitled “At The Intersection of East and West“. It’s a podcast that basically introduces the Eastern Orthodox Church for people in Western Christianity (i.e. Roman Catholicism and the various forms of Protestantism). I had known that the Orthodox Church existed for a while, and knew approximately 3 things about them. But as I learned more and more, I found that this faith that was so new to me was very, very old. Much older than the Methodist faith that I have grown up with, older than the Church of England (from which Methodism came), and even older than Roman Catholic Church as it exists today. I’m now convinced that if anyone can claim to maintain the original Christian faith, it’s the Orthodox Church. More earnestly than anyone else, she has contended for “the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints”.
Where does this leave me? Janna and I are still Methodist, but more and more frequently we find an excuse to visit the Orthodox Church. We’re learning, searching, praying … and blogging. Stay tuned.