Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Purpose Driven Orthodox Life - 2 credits

With the popularity of the protestant The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, now comes an Orthodox version:

Turnaround is a practical, hands-on strategy for spiritual growth which sets out a one month journey that is balanced theologically and historically within the context of the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church. This isn't simply an information book. This is a roadmap -- the daily stopping points have been used for many centuries -- which will guide you into four essential areas that will impact your spiritual development:

1. Focusing on God
2. Understanding Myself
3. Building With Spiritual Disciplines
4. Ministry In Motion

"Turnaround is truly refreshing in that it allows all Christian believers to apply the teachings of the Orthodox Church to their daily lives. It takes us back to the Apostolic days, reflecting on how the followers of Christ lived.This book is a must for those who seek to live a Christ-like life."
- Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver

Available from Amazon here. Don’t have a Kindle? Read it on your Mac or PC.

This book is worth 2 credits. Read it, fill out the General Worksheet for books, and return it to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Kindle for Mac or PC

Read anywhere. Now you can buy Kindle electronic books even if you don't have a Kindle. What is Kindle? Kindle is Amazon's electronic book reading device. But you don't have to buy a Kindle to enjoy Amazon's Kindle books. Now you can download the Kindle Reader for FREE.

Once you have the Kindle Reader, enjoy any of the Orthodox Christian Kindle books listed in the left column of this blog. There are also many more being added every day to Amazon's Kindle Store.

As I said, now you can read anywhere. Yes, it's true! Go for it. And earn credits while doing so.

May your electronic reading be blessed!

Podcast: Changes in Iconography

On this week’s episode of Come Receive the Light, Dr. Anthony Vrame, Director of Christian Education for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, tells us about how icons have changed stylistically and why those changes happen. We also learn more about what makes an icon, verses just a painting. Listen here.

You can earn one credit for listening to this podcast! After listening, complete the podcast homework form (in the column at left) and send it to else10(at)gmail(d0t)com for credit.

May your listening be blessed!

Monday, April 12, 2010

"Wonder" Blog

"Wonder," a new blog created by the OCA, is geared towards young, college aged adults, but is very readable by all. Every month comprises a theme that is addressed by several Orthodox writers and priests, giving their thoughts and spiritual teaching.

Gently and plainly written, these explorations on matters of faith and of the world are worthy of study and reflection. "Atheism" was explored in January and February. The current theme is "Capital Punishment."

You can earn credits for any reading you do on this blog. Just read a blog post, complete the general worksheet for each reading, and submit it to else10(at)gmail(dot)com.

http://www.ocawonder.com

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

On Glorifying God

Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen! Glorify Him!

Here is an interesting post to consider this Bright Week. In his blog, Mystagogy, John Sanidopoulos considers how we can glorify God when we can't describe Him. He offers the thoughts of St Cyril of Jerusalem in answer.

Visit the post here.