I am occasionally invited to speak on various topics related to the Gospel, evangelism in America, and the penetration of Orthodoxy into American culture.
Please look at my What Others Are Saying page.
If you would like to invite me to speak at your event or retreat, contact me here. Some themes of talks I have already given include,
- Preparing for the Underground Church
- The Orthodox Church of Tomorrow
- Homiletics, ancient and modern
- New Media and practical evangelism
- Basic Biblical Knowledge for Children, and
- Priestly Formation and Vocation
- Abortion: Abstinence and the Blessing of Children in a Pro-Abortion Society
I have a deep personal interest in preaching, especially early Christian and Byzantine-era preaching, and how it relates to contemporary mission and preaching. The formation of the clergyman as preacher is a focus of my attention. This oft neglected but powerful subject is of primary concern, as I consider excellence in preaching to be the most basic skill of any competent clergyman.
You should, too.