After a couple of very interesting years on this blog, it is time to call it quits. Several events prompted my decision, chiefly the launch of the American Orthodox Institute. AOI will have its own blog, administered by John Couretas, the Executive Director of AOI, where I will be an occasional contributer. The AOI blog will be moderated with the goal of discussing in greater detail and depth the Orthodox response to cultural issues and other items. I am simply not able to maintain this blog with the new projects.
But don’t despair! The blog isn’t going away, it’s just under new management. Chris Banescu, webmaster of OrthodoxNet.com, lawyer, university professor, business owner, and all around good guy whom many of you already know, is taking over the helm. He is the man in charge. We’ve already redesigned the blog to match the upcoming redesign of his popular site. Things will work just as they did before, but I am sure that Chris will put his own stamp on things as time goes along.
OrthodoxyToday.org will undergo a few changes as well. In addition to spinning off the blog, I plan to return the site to its original focus of social commentary informed by morally clear analysis, and spin off the Orthodox authors section into a separate website. I think the authors section has great potential for growth. Hopefully this can be done in the next few weeks.
Usually when I resign a project, I resign it completely. I was involved in starting the Orthodox-Forum internet discussion list when these lists were just in their infancy. It took off, but once it got established I left to start OrthodoxyToday.org. Well, that took off too, and now I am working on AOI. I will check in from time to time but you won’t see me contributing much.
For you techies, OrthodoxNet.com Blog hosting will remain where it is. That’s why you see a blog title and url mismatch. Apart from the hosting however, this blog is now Chris’ baby.
Let the debates continue!