Journeys: The Video

LOI’s first Zoom event on March 23rd was fully booked, and an opportunity to hear some moving stories about how people had grown in their appreciation, not only of another tradition, but also of their own. We are delighted to make the recording available on YouTube, at It’s about an hour long. Speakers include: […]

Orthodox and Evangelical Journeys: Zoom event, March 23rd

Christian faith is a journey which sometimes takes us across traditions, an experience that lies at the heart of the Lausanne-Orthodox Initiative (LOI). LOI has organised a Zoom gathering to stimulate conversations about spiritually enriching journeys, especially encounters between the Evangelical and Orthodox Christian traditions. You are warmly invited to attend this one-hour Zoom event, […]

Jim Stamoolis reviews Mark R. Elliott, The Arduous Path of Post-Soviet Protestant Theological Education

Mark R. Elliott, The Arduous Path of Post-Soviet Protestant Theological Education (Wilmore, KY: First Fruits Press, 2020) 190pp; freely available online at We are indebted to Dr Elliott for his collection of articles chronicling the history of theological education in the former Soviet Union from the early 1990s to 2020, especially for the immense […]

The Victory of the Cross

This Friday the Aqueduct Project is hosting an online presentation by James Payton Jr in connection with his new book on Orthodox thinking about salvation, The Victory of the Cross. It will be followed by a panel discussion in which Tim Grass as LOI Facilitator will share. You are welcome to observe. For details, click […]

Ecumenical Dialogue in Ethiopia

Mark Oxbrow, first facilitator of LOI and now on the staff of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, reviews an important book: Petros Berga, Ecumenical Dialogue in the Rapidly Changing Ethiopia: A Reappraisal in the Postmodern World. To read more … 

New Evangelical Co-chair for LOI

At our recent consultation, Grace Mathews, who has served as Evangelical co-chair of LOI, handed on the baton to Leslie Doll. Grace writes: The Lausanne Orthodox Initiative (LOI) was born at Cape Town 2010 (CT) through its focus articulated in the Spirit of Lausanne (to be H.I.S church in humility, integrity and simplicity), and its […]