Monday, November 26, 2007

Fr. Brendan Pelphrey's Testimony Part III: Our Minds were Changed

In Part III of Fr. Brendan's Testimony, he takes us much deeper into an understanding of what it means to be Orthodox. He talks about his experience of Chrismation as "mind-changing" and gives some examples of what are good reasons and wrong reasons for becoming Orthodox.

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Fr. Brendan Pelphrey's Testimony Part II: Coming to Commitment

In Part II of his testimony, Fr. Brendan and his family have returned to the United States. He describes his friendship with an Orthodox priest, and how that priest helped him come to terms with his questions and concerns and especially his very American tendency to "pick and choose", enjoying Orthodox liturgy and spiritiuality while remaining On the Fringe. After eight years of discussion and prayer, he chose to make a commitment of his whole self to Orthodoxy and was chrismated. In this episode, Fr. Brendan also describes his work as founder/editor of Areopagus, an international magazine on Mission. Through this work, he came to realize that the Orthodox understanding of Mission and Evangelism is one of the many ways in which the Orthodox mind-set is radically different from that of Evangelical Protestantism.

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Fr. Brendan Pelphrey's Testimony Part I: On the Fringe

In this Premiere Episode of A Mind-Changing Way Podcast, Fr. Brendan Pelphrey begins the story of his pilgrimage to Orthodoxy. He discusses his early life in a pious German Lutheran family and community, his disillusion in college, his attraction to Hinduism, his stint in the Army, his search for Christ overseas in Scotland and his amazing adventures as a missionary and seminary professor in Hong Kong!

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