I was able to arrange a rip to Lviv, a city in northwestern Ukraine on the Polish border. I had heard a lot about the city and had always wanted to visit there. We left on a morning train and it rained all morning. Finally, when we arrived in Lviv, it stopped raining. I met the father, brother and grandmother of Roman. The grandmother is a Baptist from the time of communist rule. I have always been fascinated by Christians who saw times of persecution in the old Soviet Union.
She served us lunch and then she grilled me on Presbyterian doctrine for a few minutes. She was the typical brash Ukrainian, but I like these conversations. I gave her a copy of my Why Creeds and Confessions? book and later I found out she really liked it. She received about 50 copies for distribution in her church. The family told me that if she liked my book then it is a big compliment because she’s really tough.
We drove into the center of Lviv in an old but well preserved Lada and had a tour of the downtown area. This is the longest video so far, but it has lots of good stuff. Toward the end there are some flash camera stills in old cathedrals where there wasn’t enough light for video.