(Almost) Everything that You Wanted to Know about Our Dean, Fr. John Behr—and His Teaching: Watch Interview on Serbian TV!

10 November 2011 • YouTube Video

Dean Fr. John Behr addressing the theological faculty at the University of Belgrade.Dean Fr. John Behr addressing the theological faculty at the University of Belgrade.In October 2010, our Dean, Archpriest John Behr, visited the Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade, joining in the celebrations for their (and his) patronal feast of St. John the Theologian. He spoke with both faculty and students at the university, giving a series of theological lectures; he also visited the new Patriarch, His Holiness Irinej, as well as various monasteries throughout the country.

His Grace Maxim (left), bishop of the Western Diocese of the Serbian Church in North America, accompanied Fr. John Behr (right) on his Serbian journey.His Grace Maxim (left), bishop of the Western Diocese of the Serbian Church in North America, accompanied Fr. John Behr (right) on his Serbian journey.During his Serbian journey, Fr. John was interviewed by "Studio B," a TV station associated with the Serbian Orthodox Church, for its series on "Spiritual Leaders"; the interview recently has been posted on YouTube. In this highly engaging interview, Fr. John shares some fascinating personal history, as well as the account of theological education in North America, and in particular, of St. Vladimir’s Seminary. As well, he expresses succinctly his approach to teaching the mystery of salvation and life in Jesus Christ.

Watch the interview here, and learn a lot more about our Dean and his teaching, which is being appreciated by Orthodox Christians in theological schools and parishes throughout the globe.
View Fr. John’s books: The Way to Nicaea; The Nicene Faith; and The Mystery of Christ.
Other scholars are noticing Fr. John's traditional approach, which demonstrates a strong and definite link between the theology that emanated from Scripture, continued with the church fathers and apologists, and was solidified by the ecumenical church councils; especially noteworthy is a mention of Fr. John's work in The Heresy of Orthodoxy, by Andreas J. Köstenberger and Michael J. Kruger; look inside that book on Amazon.com, pp. 53–54, here.