Wednesday, November 25, 2009

About the Society


The Society for Orthodox Apologetics was formed in November 2009 with the intent of creating a website which would provide those inquiring into Orthodoxy with information and answers to questions, provide an Orthodox perspective on modern issues, and address the claims of various heterodox, heretical, and anti-Christian organizations and individuals.

The Society's members are:


John Norman

I was raised Baptist but in my high school to early college years became heavily influenced by the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements. Around my sophomore year in college was when I started getting into a lot of arguments with my friends on such issues as the Sabbath, the Trinity, Baptism, once saved always saved...etc. These talks eventually led me to the Early Church Fathers for some of my friends who were Seventh Day Adventists and Oneness Pentecostals would bring up church history when our talks over scripture didn't go anywhere. And I've been reading them ever since. I tried to become Orthodox back when I first started reading the Fathers in 1997/1998, but the church I called in the phone book never returned my phone call. It was hard to remain Protestant when I embraced a high view of the Mysteries. I tried the Episcopal Church for awhile, but left after my Episcopal influences started to crumble. It was extremely difficult to partake of communion in other protestant churches. My conscience wouldn't allow it. So I went East. I finally became Orthodox the day before Pascha of 2007. This time around I found a priest online who guided me on what to do and who to contact.



John a.k.a. Chris

Faceless, nameless, mysterious Austrian Orthodox Christian (no wonder he decided to become a member of an apophatic mystery-religion like Eastern Orthodoxy in the first place), and a huge fan of Saint John Chrysostom.







Thomas Seraphim Hamilton a.k.a. Kabane the Christian

Hey, I'm Tommy. I'm 15 and I have two YouTube channels: Kabane52, defending evolution, and KabaneTheChristian, defending Christianity. At this point in time, I prefer my second channel, as I have come to enjoy apologetics far more than evolution. Apologetics will be the primary focus of this blog, where we'll be discussing the issues of apologetics and the evidence for Christianity, and I hope you'll enjoy it!



Lvka

My name is Craciun Lucian, and I'm a Romanian Orthodox Christian, just like any other of the over 86% of Romanians, who are also Orthodox Christians. (In other words, I'm special: just like everybody else). My entire life has been a journey from being a failed perfectionist to becoming a perfect failure. After almost two decades of education, I'm about to flunk the school of life. My existence has been foretold by Saint Paul the Apostle in his Letter to the Romans 7:19, where it says that the good that I would, I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do; and by Father Nicolae Steinhardt, in his Diary of Happiness, when he wrote: to Satan they consecrate their sinful life, and to Christ their speeches and writings praiseful of the purity most refined.



Richard A. Shaward

Hello, my name is Richard. My Christian journey has been one of 24 years length to this point. I am waiting to see what the Lord has in store for me now. I have been a bit depressed not Pastoring and Teaching (I am a teacher at heart – it drives me). Will I become an Orthodox Priest? I wait now. I wait in silence until I hear what is next. I hope it is not too long, as I am not getting any younger!

3 comments:

Ian said...

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=27034.new;topicseen#new

Guys Please check out the Article called "Prayers for the Dead" by Gebre Menfes Kidus. He is an Oriental Orthodox Christian who writes insightfully. Even those who reject prayers for the departed will have to acknowledge the article's points

Theron said...

Guys, add the ability to tweet your posts.

Good stuff.

Anthony Barbieri said...

Hi There,

I am assuming my last attempt to post failed.

I am wondering if this blog might be a suitable place to discuss the Godhead. I am researching the topic and want to better understand trinity, modalism, and tritheism understandings (though I think I may understand tritheism).

My present understanding is that God literally begat a Son who (on that basis) acquired divinity by inheritance in the same general way I acquired a human nature.

Another option, should discussion of this nature be declined is if one or more of you would be up to corresponding with me off-line.


Blessings,

Tony

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