This ODT file contains the text of the talk On Becoming and Remaining an Orthodox Christian. The speaker points out a lot of behaviors and attitudes that are dangerous for people new to or attracted by Orthodoxy. There are a lot of points that could use extensive clarification and, in a few cases, rewording. But, on the whole, this speech serves as a practical, solid warning to the many dangers that face converts to the faith and, hitting on so many different points so quickly, can serve as a "wake-up call" to people who have an unreal, idealized vision of life in the Church. I've had a digital copy of this talk since at least 2010—maybe earlier.
I do not know who gave the talk On Becoming and Remaining an Orthodox Christian, nor do I know what type of license it is released under.
I created this metadata on January 10, 2013 and last modified it on August 23, 2013.
1. This is the original source of my file, though it is in a different format.