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EDIT: I’ve included three more videos at the bottom.

There’s been a lot of chatter about Orthodoxy and Protestantism (and Catholicism, for that matter) in the last month or so, and I am preparing some more posts to help further discussion on the topic of denomination, and to answer many of the questions and concerns that people have posted and written to me about.

As I mentioned perviously, I am looking to do a follow-up post to my controversial Problems with Protestantism post which addresses the concerns many have raised. I’m also looking to do a few posts about Orthodoxy, specifically how Orthodoxy solves (or doesn’t have) the problems I mentioned about Protestantism, what is meant by “sacramental theology,” and a post which I hope to title Reasons to Believe in a Historical Church.

In the meantime, I’d like to offer some very helpful videos on Orthodoxy.

Church History

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tirUy13Q_L8&feature=relmfu
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h41JmCCH7AQ&feature=relmfu
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAJYdUW8DzY&feature=relmfu

This video series is a documentary with a very good synopsis of church history, and an overview of the current movement away from Evangelical Protestantism. Just ignore the fairly rabid youtube user who posted this video; the documentary is very level-headed.

Answering Objections

This five-part series is a lecture by Father Anthony, and is wonderfully informative in summing up and answering the most common objections to Orthodoxy that Protestants tend to have.

A couple warnings: first, the sounds quality is not perfectly great. Second, this guy is doing a play on the game show Deal or No Deal, in which someone calls up on a proverbial phone to ask questions. In this case, that person poses as the Protestant interlocutor. BUT I bring this up because when the “phone” rings, it’s really loud and starting, so you have been warned! Other than that this is a wonderful talk, and he presents a number of EXCELLENT points, well worth dwelling on.

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ7Y_eFq6l8&feature=relmfu
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNyJhbD9LRc&feature=relmfu
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJMVCGm0iVs&feature=relmfu
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd2eFCqR3r8&feature=relmfu
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMXOzjdd32c&feature=relmfu

Scripture (Alone?)
As for the final video set, ignore the guy’s somewhat untraditional accent. The first two videos are an excellent discusion on the history of the canonization of scripture, while the last is a discussion on the issues with¬†sola scriptura.



 

Stay tuned! I will have at least one thing up in October about this.

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