- Prospects, part 1: Ebb Tide: "President George W. Bush is ending his presidency...." ("a prequel of sorts")
- Prospects, part 2: Bad News before the Good: "Some of you know that I grew up in the revivalist part of Protestantism. We were rightly named, as my father’s church put on two revivals every year, consisting of nightly evening services that lasted for one to two weeks.
We had a strange expression that involved those services. It was 'the saw dust trail.' It stood for the invitation or the 'altar call' that was issued by the evangelist at the end of the service, in which sinners were called to come forward to the front to pray and take Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour."
- Prospects, part 3: The American Genius: "...in the fervent search for commonalities, the Orthodox mission has overlooked the significance of difference … it is the separation from Holy Tradition that provides for us the most significant information about what is peculiar to America, her genius, and where we ought to travel to arrive at her center … in other words, where we, in completing the work of Cyril and Methodios, need to go to reach the heart of the indigenous people, the 'national consciousness' America."
- Prospects, part 4: Orthodoxy at the End of the Sawdust Trail: "The American Gnostic experience seeks to experience the divine, but outside the protective communion provided by Jesus Christ and His Body, the Apostolic Church."
I strongly encourage a careful read of all four of these pieces.