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The V. Rev. Fr. Peter Gillquist, Chair of the Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Missions and Evangelism and the publisher of AGAIN, was interviewed by the. More than just an apologia for becoming Eastern Orthodox, Peter Gillquist’s book is an important chapter in the history of American Evangelicalism. Gillquist. Fr. Peter Gillquist, Chair of the Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Missions and Evangelism and the publisher of AGAIN, was interviewed by the magazine.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. His section on liturgy was mostly good, though he does jump to a lot of conclusions. Gillquist does it in a manner oryhodox is very down to earth and easy to read.

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Mar 08, DCC rated it it was ok. God is continuing to bring people into His Holy Church. I gillquisr have to say the number one contribution that we made to Orthodoxy in particular, and to Christendom in general, would have to be the publication of the Orthodox Study Bible.

I am reluctant to criticise a work of such admirable zeal and which is so spiritually uplifting. Secondly, we would have sought out the oversight of canonical bishops much sooner—we were not clear on that, and we appointed some of ourselves bishops.

Becoming Orthodox: A Journey to the Ancient Christian Faith by Peter E. Gillquist

This group became known as the Antiochian Evangelical Orthodox Mission, lasting until when its parishes were absorbed into the standard diocesan framework of the archdiocese. Jack Sparks, and Fr. Have these shown any indication that they are seriously considering entering the Orthodox fold?

He hints–correctlythat the table of contents page in the Bible is also tradition. The tone is gracious, and there are some helpful citations for further researching the earliest documents of the church.

We are not Eastern! That was the pure and simple purpose behind the whole thing—to be becomint to put into print the things we were learning to better instruct our people in the midst of this journey.

This admirable journey culminated in joining the Orthodox Church. Peter Jon Gillquist, serves as the priest. Jan 09, Chad Lynch rated it liked it.


Gordon Walker in Campus Crusade during the sixties, at the beginning of the seventies we began to try to find what epter called the New Testament Church.

Be realistic, but dream a little. Sadly, Eastern Orthodoxy believes it’s the only true church and cuts of fellowship and communion from other churches.

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This is the story of a handful of courageous men and their congregations who risked stable occupations, security and the approval of life-long friends to be obedient to God’s call. Of course what we were experiencing in was a lot of spontaneity, very little sense of liturgy at that point, becominh consequently we felt that was normal.

If you were preaching to them, what encouragement would you offer? Things are to be done as St. While at university he became involved with the Campus Crusade for Christ evangelistic organization and became a born-again Christian.

Gillquist, however, is aware of the real problem: One of the things I learned as a communications major about interpersonal communication, particularly when you are going to be communicating with those of another culture is you learn about them and adapt to their preference.

In other words, there is authority in the Church, and we are under those God has set in oversight over us, namely our bishops. This would be my other dream for the year We simply encouraged each other to stay the course. The book specifically addressed several things that have come up as walls for me, but was very brief and as such unfortu I think this book does the best of all I have read of addressing the many issues Protestant converts and their families would face.

A new afterword written in talks about the victories made by these converts and their fellow Orthodox in the years since.

But because of the flux it was very difficult to ask them to make a commitment to go on that journey with us. Thirdly, I would say Bible teaching-oriented sermons. A nice narrative covering the process of a nondenominational church trying to model the historical new testament church and in the process converting to Orthodoxy.

And again I think that is the single hardest gillqukst for a modern-day Christian to learn. Do you see any chance for a group of Christians to come alive to Orthodoxy and to pursue it all the way to the finish line? Is this what you envisioned it would be in ?


Books by Peter E. If the Lord tarries and does not return byI would first of all love to see the Orthodox Church worshipping in the language of America rather than the language of the mother countries. His first few chapters detail his Campus Crusade background, his growing disillusionment with the lowest of low-church Evangelicalism, and his structured study of early church history.

Gillquist died on July 1, in Bloomington, Indianaafter suffering from melanoma. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Any time you take a gift of the Spirit and try to put it to work outside the care and covering of the Church, you run into difficulty.

After several years with Campus Crusade, Gillquist worked for three years peted the University gilllquist Memphisthen for 11 years with Thomas Nelson Publishing in Nashvillewhere he eventually became a senior editor. In our parachurch days we were as committed to evangelism as any group of men I know. Where holiness, human responsibility, and the sovereignty of God are preached.

What mistakes were made along the way? What shocked us was the way the Orthodox worshipped. Researching the historical basis of the Christian faith, Gillquist beco,ing his colleagues found sources for this restoration in the writings of the early Church Fathers. They found that the early Church was liturgical, retaining a Judaic structure of worship after the expulsion from the synagogues, and that it was built around the Eucharist, which was seen as no mere commemoration but as a true mystery of faith.

Quotes from Becoming Orthodox I also wondered why Bill Bright was not mentioned in Mr. This book is one that keeps to a very simple purpose and executes it well.