The Christian Watershed seeks to demonstrate that Christianity is intellectually satisfying, but far more than an intellectual exercise. Rather, we attempt to show that everything we learn in the Christian faith must be lived.

This site is full of everything from theological treatises and philosophical musings to poems and devotions. This is not merely an apologetics site that attempts to tell Christians what to think, but instead a site that explores the Christian faith in the modern world.

We do write from a Byzantine Catholic (Joshua) and Antiochian [Eastern/Greek] Orthodox (Joel) perspective, but do our best to be inclusive. Some may call us raging liberals because we speak of caring for our environment or advocate the ethical treatment of animals (even if we intend to eat them). Others might label us dogmatic conservatives because of our belief in the inspiration of Scripture or orthodox doctrine. No matter what labels are ascribed to us, we view ourselves as Christians attempting to perfect our faith in all aspects, whether it be in how we live or in how we think.

*The term “Christian Watershed” comes from Francis Schaeffer’s book, The Great Evangelical Disaster, where he argues that, in order for one to truly be called a Christian, there is a “watershed” (a certain level of belief) one must meet. One of our goals is to demonstrate where this “watershed” mark is through philosophy and theology. 

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About the Authors

Joel Borofsky

Joel Borofsky currently resides in New York City. His interests lay in philosophy and theology. He writes articles for the Christian Watershed, mostly dealing with matters of theology (in particular the Trinity and Incarnation) and philosophy (religion and ethics). Joel recently joined the Antiochian Orthodox Church.





J. Matthan Brown

Joshua Matthan Brown, formerly an evangelical pastor, is now the pastoral assistant at St. Theodore of Tarsus Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the assistant chaplain to Eastern Christians at Cardiff University. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham. Joshua is married and has five beautiful children. In addition to posting articles on the Christian Watershed, he also blogs at Truth is a Man.










Jameson Cockerell

Jameson Cockerell studies philosophy at the University of Dallas and has somehow developed a soft spot for Thomism. He and his beautiful new wife entered the Roman Catholic Church on Easter of 2014. He also blogs at fivecentsynthesis.wordpress.com about philosophy, music, and culture.

11 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey Joel,
    I loved your post on Tony Jones’ new book, “The New Christians”. It was very thorough and fair. I wish I had more time to read some of their works, but now that I’m going into Phd work, my personal reading time is getting slimmer by the minute. I appreciate your faithfulness to keep up with this movement and to be a voice of truth.
    Billy Marsh

  2. I’ve skimmed your blog a few times, and with the subtitle “Reshaping the world through rational and relational Christianity” I assumed you were part of the Emergent Church, which is why I was confused why you would be arguing with/to one of it’s prominent leaders. I guess I should’ve clicked the little “About” tab sooner.

    No real critique, just a funny observation on misperception.


    1. Well, I sometimes get accused of being emergent, which always cracks me up. Those who are extremely conservative view me as emergent. Those who are emergent view me as extremely conservative. I’m a man without a home. 🙂

  3. Hi

    I have been thinking that what has passed as existentialism has been narrowly dealt with. There is much more. Below are a number of links to power point presentations on Youtube. I would be very interested in your thoughts on what is prpoposed.

    Existential Christian Statement

    Existentialism … next steps

    Existentialism: Spiritual Experience

    Existential Christian Formation

    Existential Christian Forgiveness

  4. I’ve been going through several of your articles. Not only was I impressed, but I also felt a significant lightening of the emotional burden that can come from being a Christian in a world that uses Christianity as a shield to hide all manner of selfish behavior.
    It can be very difficult to find others who truly understand that God put man in the garden to care for it implies that we have to care for our planet and that being pro-life without being whole-life is hypocrisy. I know that I sound pretty critical and judgmental right now, but I live in a very conservative state full of people who deny climate change and insist on freedom of religion for their religion and no one else’s. I love these people, they are my brothers and sisters in Christ, but it can get pretty lonely.
    My only criticism is you guys need to share more of your articles on your Facebook page so that it’s easier to keep up with them. You have no posts from this year!

  5. Thanks Britney! Evidently we’re terrible about responding to comments on our blog too. I’m so happy you enjoy our articles and will strive to do a better job posting recent articles on our Facebook page. God bless!

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