- THE SEED OF HOPE
It is not by chance that I find myself writing this preface to a theological work that presents itself as pioneering initiative  directed towards a dialogue between Orthodox and Evangelical believers. In fact, according to a Christian saying that has deep roots in the biblical text (Luke 12:7), “nothing in life happens by chance”.
Many years ago, in an entirely providential way, I made the acquaintance of Danut Manastireanu. I had been invited to an academic colloquium at the Emanuel Baptist Institute in Oradea. It was there that we met. I do not know whether we spoke to each other very much on that occasion. I do not think we did. I no longer remember. But what I do remember is what I felt then: I must meet this person again!
I did not know when or why. I had nothing in common with him: we neither came from the same place, nor had we studied together, nor did we belong to the same confession. What we did however have in common could only be felt, not seen. It was a sense of good intention whose fruits were at that time still hidden in the future. I believe that we read each other well on that first encounter and quickly understood all we needed without having to put it into words. Read More…