Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Orthodox-Reformed Bridge

Another interesting apologetic website:

http://orthodoxbridge.com/?page_id=20


quote:
"It was while I attended a Reformed seminary — Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary — that I first became interested in Orthodoxy. I was drawn to the staunch orthodoxy of the early Church Fathers, the deep sense of worship in the Orthodox liturgy, and the strong sense of historical continuity. However, my journey to Orthodoxy was hampered by the fact that the Orthodox Christians I met were not able to address the questions I had as a Calvinist: What about icons? What about sola scriptura (the Bible alone)? What about sola fide (justification by faith alone)? What about Mary? What about TULIP?

I needed good reasons for converting from the Reformed tradition to Orthodoxy. Eventually, I did my own theological and historical research, and bible study, and developed reasons why Eastern Orthodoxy is truly biblical and grounded in the historic Christian faith; much more so than the Reformed tradition.

The major challenge lies in the fact that Calvinism and Orthodoxy operate from two different theological paradigms. There is a need for theological translators who can explain the differences and commonalities between two great Christian theological traditions. It is my hope that I can help Calvinists interested in Orthodoxy come to a better understanding of Orthodoxy and perhaps cross over to the other side."

6 comments:

Wesley said...

As a current student there, I can assure you that Gordon-Conwell is not a Reformed seminary. If anything GCTS is Anglican/Episcopal in its heritage, but accommodates multiple denominations.

phyzics said...

I'm looking forward to this site, great find!

Lvka said...

Orthodox-Reformed Bridge


I know exactly what you mean... (unless, of course, what you had in mind was John Calvin playing a game of bridge with John Chrysostom and John Cassian...)

phyzics said...

Dah, don't know what happened to my comment -- thought I posted one. Anyways...

This is a great find! I'm really looking forward to this guys website (as I have a lot of evangelical friends whom I have a hard time explaining to them our differences and their implications).

Lvka, I'm pretty sure it was John the beloved, not Cassian, that he had in mind.

Jnorm said...

Phyzics,

I don't know what happened to your comment either. I can't find it anywhere.

Jnorm said...

I think Wesley posted something as well. I don't know what happened. I can't find his either.

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