This December, I’ll be presenting at the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry in Tampa, FL. The section I’m speaking in is the “Great Ideas in Prayer and Worship,” which is supposed to be somewhat more TED talk in style. I’ll be focusing on prayer and pilgrimage, with an emphasis on the Camino de Santiago … More Upcoming Talk: NCCYM
This October, I’ll be giving two workshops at the Archdiocese of Houston’s Proclaim Conference. This year’s theme, Radiant with Joy, is inspired by Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium. The various sessions will focus on the art of accompaniment, ringing out the kerygma, and a missionary impulse that transforms. Both my workshops are on Saturday, October 20th. … More Upcoming Talk: Archdiocese of Houston’s Proclaim Conference
In February, I gave a keynote at a colloquium on Community and Human Flourishing at the University of South Florida. The various papers looked at the idea of the good life and community, with particular interest in the key issues of different eras. I focused my paper on the questions that arise from virtual community … More The Possibility of Virtue in the Virtual Community
This coming Tuesday, I’m giving a talk on Pope Francis and Laudato Si at Espiritu Santo Parish in Safety Harbor, FL. I’ll focus on the main themes of the encyclical and how Francis wants us to respond to the “throwaway culture.” The talk is at 7:30pm in the Parish Center. Admission is free and all … More Upcoming Talk: “What is Laudato Si?”
My second appearance on Saint Leo’s “Three Minute Theology” series is up. In this one, I speak about David Tracy and public theology (a topic I’m currently trying to wrap up a chapter on in the A Theology of Conversation book I’m writing with Liturgical Press. Please watch and let me know what you think!
Thursday, March 23rd, 7pm, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tampa, FL Recently the Care for Creation group at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa invited me to speak on Pope Francis, the environment, and Lent. My talk, “Laudato Si and Lenten Spirituality,” will draw on the key themes from the encyclical and how we might bring … More Public Lecture: Laudato Si and Lenten Spirituality
Sunday, October 23rd, 8pm, St. Lawrence Catholic Church. I’ll be speaking after the 7pm mass to the young adult group at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa, FL. We will look at some of the key aspects of making an informed decision in good conscience as a Catholic voter, including what Catholicism teaches about conscience, … More Upcoming Talk: Voting and Catholic Ethics