For the past several years, I've been a part of a dialogue here in Sioux City, Iowa, between local Lutheran and Orthodox clergy. It sounds like our discussions have been similar to the conversations you had - we've covered some serious theological ground, but in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Pr. Jay Denne
--- In LutheransLookingEast@yahoogroups.com, "Fr John W Fenton" <frfenton@...> wrote:
> Once upon a time, some Lutherans and Orthodox (mostly but not exclusively
> clergy) gathered for a series of conversations. These were based on mutual
> friendships and interests. These conversations were informal. The goal was
> to set aside caricatures, grandstanding, defensiveness and academic
> posturing so that convergence and divergence could be discussed in a serious
> yet friendly atmosphere.
> Fr John W Fenton
> Priest, Holy Incarnation Orthodox Church
> LOCATION: 1385 Goddard Rd, Lincoln Park MI 48146
> MAIL: 8941 Quandt Ave, Allen Park MI 48101