Intersecting East and West

I recently wrote about attending an Orthodox Church. I also wrote something on the different cultural and philosophical roots, and therefore mindsets, of the Eastern and Western Churches. I have been doing a fair amount of reading* on Orthodoxy and listening to various podcasts. One of my favorite podcasts is At the Intersection of East and West. The show is a collection of talks given by Michael Hyatt, a Deacon in his Orthodox Church and Chairman of the Board for Thomas Nelson Publishers. I appreciate his perspective and insights. He is a convert to Orthodoxy from an atheist then agnostic then Baptist then Presbyterian (Calvinist) background. I was a Baptist and have been a kind of quasi-Calvinist for many years. Deacon Michael’s take on the typical reformed Protestant culture rings true to me.  His understanding of what a first-time visitor to an Orthodox Church service also rings true to my experience. Here are two of my favorite of his talks (but he has a lot more that are equally great):

Conversion Story:

10 Things I Wish I Knew:

More shows are available at the website link above or in iTunes.

* Here are some of the books I’ve been reading:

4 thoughts on “Intersecting East and West”

  1. Hey Tuck, just subscribed to this podcast on iTunes. Thanks! I’ll listen to 10 things tomorrow on my run. Can’t wait to see you and Bella dear. Thanks and Thanks.

    1. I’m in chapter 3. It’s slow going in that I’m reading too many books right now, and I’ve re-read the first couple chapters a couple times. I need more time to read!

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