Fascination with wickedness obscures what is good, and roving desire perverts the innocent mind.
Wisdom of Solomon 4:12

Thursday, June 21, 2012

For Troubled Christians and Dropouts

In keeping with the mission and purpose of this blog, I am adding a new “Orthodox Doctrine” section to the links on the right side of the page. My hope is to make posts related to it in a way that helps to present a well rounded introduction to Orthodoxy.   The only problem with that goal is my own lack of “wellroundedness”.  Thus, the reality is that I will be working on my own understanding of Orthodox doctrine as I go, and sharing that work with any who may have interest.  

I do have a target audience in mind; it is primarily those who think that the church is beyond salvation (Christian dropouts), those persons who look at Christianity and find so many flaws in it they can hardly number them (usually due to western distortions). As well as those who feel the need to save the church (the troubled Christian) because its problems are so self-evident (usually due to western distortions).  If you are one who sees no problem in your denomination, and thinks everything is just a God intended it to be within it, then this blog is probably not for you. However, if you look at your group, denomination, or communion and find problems, then this new section might interest you. The subject matter is laid out in the nine sections listed below.

Sources of Othodox Christian Doctrine

The Liturgy
The Councils

The Fathers
The Saints
Church Art
These sections are from Thomas Hopko’s book series, “The Orthodox Faith”.

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