My name is Jeremiah and like so many Christians today, especially those in my younger generation, I became disillusioned with this thing that people call church. I felt burned out and frustrated with the concert-style of Sunday morning evangelical services and longed for something deeper. I spent several years on worship teams and doing some teaching, but I realized that I’m simply not an entertainer (which is an unspoken demand and it frankly helps if you want people to come back next Sunday).
So, I set out on a journey to find a church that doesn’t make me feel like I’m striving against something inside of me at the end of the day.
The purpose of this blog was to be a journal during my search for a church that met a number of criteria that I had (loving, open, theologically deep and accurate, not entertainment driven, community focused, one in which I can utilize my abilities without burning out, etc).
My journey landed me in the Eastern Orthodox Church, of which I am now officially a communicant. I honestly didn’t think I would actually become Orthodox. However, in Orthodoxy, I have found what I was looking for to a greater extent than I ever thought possible.
If you wish to contact me, you can do so at:
jeremiah and then @orthodoxroad.com (sorry I have to split it up like that, I’ve been getting spammed).
If you are beginning your journey into Orthodoxy, and you enjoy deep, thoughtful reads, then I would suggest the epistles of the early church that were not included in the final canon of the Bible. Many historians use these to understand the life and beliefs of the early church. They are easy to understand, and may deconstruct ideas you have about what the early church actually looked like.
You can read about my journey into Orthodoxy here.
On this site, I make every effort to be theologically accurate though none of my posts here represent an official statement by the Orthodox Church. If you want something a little deeper than what I have to offer, I recommend checking out my Resources page.
I am a tonsured reader in the Orthodox Church of America, but I have no seminary training. This site is a compilation of written reflections of my spiritual journey. Since I started this blog before becoming Orthodox, there are probably some older writings on this site that could use editing for accuracy’s sake. Feel free to point out anything you find to be troubling in the comments or through a message.
This blog is not updated nearly as much as I would like for it to be. I work full time, I am a husband, I am involved in the local Orthodox community, I teach a class, and I am writing a book. All of the above offline activities take precedence over this blog.
I keep this up and running for the sake of the many people who have contacted me telling me that it is helping them in their spiritual journey. I ask for your prayers as I continue to pray for those who land on these pages, that God would guide all of us to a deeper love for Him.