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Hi, my online alias is CircularReason because Parmenides points out that the One, which is the most reasonable thing of all, is like a sphere.  
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Hi, my online alias is CircularReason because [http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/parmenides/#Pro Parmenides] points out that the One, which is the most reasonable thing of all, is like a sphere.  
  
I'm a 27 year-old graduate student from Orange County, California (just outside Los Angeles). I grew up in the Vineyard Community Church but left when I became disillusioned with the music-centered worship style and the general ethos of the charismatic movement. I ended up visiting an Episcopalian church for several years before discovering the Ancient Faith. I also got into the American Transcendental meditation community, investing heavily in daily meditation taught by Herbert Benson M.D., and the likes of John Main and Thomas Keating, all the best elements of which are inherent to the Orthodox tradition.  
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I'm a 27 year-old graduate student from Orange County, California (just outside Los Angeles). I grew up in the [http://www.vcfanaheim.com/cgi-bin/kingdomtools/ktpublic.rb Vineyard Christian Fellowship] under the pastoral guidance of John Wimber but left shortly after his death, when I had become disillusioned with the music-centered worship-style and the general ''ethos'' of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Wave_of_the_Holy_Spirit third-wave charismatic] movement. I ended up visiting an Episcopalian church for several years (this was before the height of the homosexuality horrors), and God's grace finally lead me to the Ancient Faith. As a spiritual seeker, I got into transcendental meditation, investing heavily in the kind of American meditation taught by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Benson Herbert Benson M.D.], and the likes of [http://dnssearch.rr.com/?q=www.wccm.org&con=nxd John Main] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Keating Thomas Keating] -- all the best elements of which are inherent to the Orthodox tradition.  
  
I studied History and Philosophy in a Great Books program at Biola University, and am now pursuing a Master's degree in Applied Orthodox Theology from St. Stephen's seminary in New Jersey. Meanwhile I teach high school (if leading Socratic discussions may be called "teaching"), write, blog, and manage a formal Socratic book club for Christians of all denominations.  
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I studied History and Philosophy in a Great Books program at Biola University, and am now pursuing a Master's degree in Applied Orthodox Theology from St. Stephen's seminary in New Jersey. Meanwhile I teach high school (if leading Socratic discussions may be called "teaching"), write, mentor students for [http://www.wheatstoneacademy.com Wheatstone Academy], blog, and manage a formal Socratic book club for Christians of all denominations.  
  
 
As a classically educated fellow, I lean heavily on [http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/history/ath-inc.htm#ch_0 old books] as a reliable source of wisdom, and I trust in the patient, careful, intelligent conversation to chip away my false opinions and lead me towards the truth.
 
As a classically educated fellow, I lean heavily on [http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/history/ath-inc.htm#ch_0 old books] as a reliable source of wisdom, and I trust in the patient, careful, intelligent conversation to chip away my false opinions and lead me towards the truth.
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Latest revision as of 08:49, April 20, 2010

Hi, my online alias is CircularReason because Parmenides points out that the One, which is the most reasonable thing of all, is like a sphere.

I'm a 27 year-old graduate student from Orange County, California (just outside Los Angeles). I grew up in the Vineyard Christian Fellowship under the pastoral guidance of John Wimber but left shortly after his death, when I had become disillusioned with the music-centered worship-style and the general ethos of the third-wave charismatic movement. I ended up visiting an Episcopalian church for several years (this was before the height of the homosexuality horrors), and God's grace finally lead me to the Ancient Faith. As a spiritual seeker, I got into transcendental meditation, investing heavily in the kind of American meditation taught by Herbert Benson M.D., and the likes of John Main and Thomas Keating -- all the best elements of which are inherent to the Orthodox tradition.

I studied History and Philosophy in a Great Books program at Biola University, and am now pursuing a Master's degree in Applied Orthodox Theology from St. Stephen's seminary in New Jersey. Meanwhile I teach high school (if leading Socratic discussions may be called "teaching"), write, mentor students for Wheatstone Academy, blog, and manage a formal Socratic book club for Christians of all denominations.

As a classically educated fellow, I lean heavily on old books as a reliable source of wisdom, and I trust in the patient, careful, intelligent conversation to chip away my false opinions and lead me towards the truth.

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