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We Are Orthodoxy
96 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 44: You Never Left
Hope has been on an interesting journey through Orthodoxy, that some may even refer to as a "there and back again" story. She discusses her time in evangelical Christianity as well as some of the experiences she has had in now being a full-time staff member with a Christian ministry program.
94 minutes | a year ago
Episode 43: The Me Who is Here
Randy is in his mid-30s and describes his relationship with the Orthodox Church and his desire to be known fully as the person he really is.
105 minutes | a year ago
Episode 42: They Made Time for Me
Lee is a 29-year-old army captain living in Alaska. He discusses the importance of other people in building and sustaining his life of faith.
86 minutes | a year ago
Episode 41: Wearing Faith on the Outside
Sandra is a parish administrator in the Chicagoland area and explores how her faith has played a central role in her life for as long as she can remember.
95 minutes | a year ago
Episode 40: Orthodoxy or Bust
David is 24 and has been Orthodox for most of his life. In this interview, he discusses his sometimes rough (and sometimes wonderful) relationship with the Orthodox Church.
101 minutes | a year ago
Episode 39: Stewards of Mystery
Monica is in her 30s and discusses her conflicted relationship with the Church. She touches on the reality of the presence of mystery within the Church but wonders if people are really ready to embrace the uncertainty that goes along with it.
88 minutes | a year ago
Episode 38: Bridging Gaps
Sandra is a 33-year-old pharmacist living in DC, and she discusses the impact of the division of the Orthodox Churches and its impact on her, her marriage, and the world around her.
75 minutes | a year ago
Episode 37: Keep Coming Back
Nic is a folklorist, and he describes the notion of how the vegvisir can be something that guides us home if we keep coming back.
72 minutes | a year ago
Episode 36: I Saw How Much It Mattered
Marie is a recent convert to the Church, and she discusses some of the path that led her here, including seeing how much it mattered to others in her life.
106 minutes | a year ago
Episode 35: Living in New Dimensions
Justin is finishing college and describes how his life has been impacted by finding a community that has helped him live life in a new way. Finding Orthodoxy has only further encouraged him as he seeks to engage life fully.
88 minutes | a year ago
Episode 34: I’m Crushin’ Hard
Ryn is 32 years old. Currently working for a non-profit, she feels that she is discovering what it is that she is meant to do, all while exploring Orthodoxy and learning to grieve.
80 minutes | a year ago
Episode 33: I Saw the Coach
Juan is in his 30s and is navigating the waters of marriage and parenthood. A military veteran, his life has had twists and turns, and he shares how all of them have continually lead him to Christ.
83 minutes | a year ago
Episode 32: We Eat Together
Megan is a 20-year-old junior in college and has found her way to the Church. She discusses the tension between details and mystery and how Orthodoxy can touch the whole of life if we let it.
87 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 31: I Have A New Family
Mark is a 31-year-old convert to Orthodoxy. Growing up in a family where justice ruled the day, his encounter with Orthodoxy was a merciful, loving breath of fresh air.
71 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 30: No One Called Me
Jules is 19 years old, and since she was 12 years old, she has been looking for her spiritual home. Not finding it in Orthodoxy, she has become deeply involved in an evangelical community, where she feels she is continually growing closer to God and discovering her calling.
100 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 29: My Friends Are Here
Naomi is 22 years old, newly married, and is finishing up her doctoral work in physical therapy. In this conversation, she discusses the centrality of relationships and their role in how she has experienced the Church as a place of comfort or as a place of distress.
105 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 28: We Gotta Be Saints
Patrick is 30 years old, working as a machinist in California. Having converted 8 years ago, Patrick finds himself on the cusp of a couple transitions. As he prepares to become a father for the first time, he is also preparing to say goodbye to his own father. In the midst of this, his reflection leads him to ponder the faith, life, and legacy of his father and how this is guiding him as he considers what kind of legacy he wants to leave for his own children.
72 minutes | 2 years ago
Bonus Episode! It’s Complicated: What We’ve Learned From We Are Orthodoxy (So Far)
In this Lenten lecture, Christian discusses three major themes of conversation that have emerged from We Are Orthodoxy interviews so far. He discusses why these themes may be emerging, lays forth a biblical paradigm for conceptualizing ministry, and closes by offering a few concrete vistas for imagining what it might look like to minister to young adults.
96 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 27: I Knew in My Bones
LISTENER DISCRETION ADVISED: Alex is a 21-year-old Philosophy graduate from college. Though he was previously a self-professed atheist, once he started finding his way toward Orthodoxy, he knew that it was the longing of his soul. In this episode, he discusses some of the choices (both joyful and painful) that led him toward Christ's Church.
86 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 26: I Know Where You’re From
Hosanna is a 23-year-old grad student, getting a degree in literature. As a first generation Eritrean-American, she finds herself stuck between cultures, and hasn't exactly known where she fits. What's more is that she was raised in a Protestant church, but recently has been discovering her family's historic roots in Orthodoxy and wondering if this is the place where she'll find not only where she's from, but also where she belongs.
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