From Intelligence Officer to Orthodox Priest

I gave this talk as part of the “Orthodoxy on Tap” program.  It is designed to take Orthodoxy out to where it can meet people where they are (the fact that that place happens to have good food and drinks is a bonus).  

While the conversation went in many directions (but not into aliens, despite my best efforts!), I mainly stuck to three lessons I learned from my military service:

  1. The concept of duty in the Army… and in love.
  2. Military life and Orthodoxy as holistic systems.
  3. The concepts of deception, manipulation, and disinformation.

The audio quality leaves something to be desired (it was in the side alcove of a restaurant), but may be worth the effort.