Upcoming Talk: Archdiocese of Houston’s Proclaim Conference

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

I Wrote a Book

I am pleased to announce that book about David Tracy that I’ve been working on the last couple years is finally on its way! The book, titled A Theology of Conversation: An Introduction to David Tracy, will be published by Liturgical Press in November, 2018. Here is the brief summary from the back cover: Sometimes … More I Wrote a Book

Post at Daily Theology: “Third Sunday of Easter: A Ghost Does Not Have Flesh and Bones”

I have a particular fondness for the story of the Road to Emmaus, so I wrote on it for Daily Theology as part of our posts about the Easter season. It looks at how the call to conversion in the Christian life must be embodied, especially through acts of charity and service. Check out the … More Post at Daily Theology: “Third Sunday of Easter: A Ghost Does Not Have Flesh and Bones”

The Possibility of Virtue in the Virtual Community

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

Post at Daily Theology: “The Rhythm of the Would-Be Saints: Pilgrimage as Kairos”

I first wrote this piece for Rebus, a magazine put out by the School of Arts and Sciences at Saint Leo. I then thought Daily Theology readers might appreciate it too, plus this would make it easier for me to share with the Camino students I’m teaching this semester. The piece focuses on the rhythms … More Post at Daily Theology: “The Rhythm of the Would-Be Saints: Pilgrimage as Kairos”

Post at Daily Theology: “Fake News and the Good News”

Despite being much maligned, the Vatican II decree Inter Mirifica gave the enduring gift of World Communications Day. Each year, the Pope writes a brief message (usually about three printed pages) about social communications, media, and technology. The messages don’t usually get much attention, but I try each year to write a brief analysis of … More Post at Daily Theology: “Fake News and the Good News”

Post at Daily Theology: “Lessons, Carols, and the Last Jedi”

I really enjoyed Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. I’ve also enjoyed a lot of the debate around the movie in the last few days, and I think the fact that it’s polarizing is a good thing. Given that we are now in the liturgical season of Advent, I thought perhaps the “lessons” section … More Post at Daily Theology: “Lessons, Carols, and the Last Jedi”

Daily Theology Podcast 34 – Gregory Hillis

At the 2017 Catholic Theological Society of America meeting, I had the opportunity to speak with theologian (and one of my favorite Canadians) Greg Hillis. We were on a panel together (with the great Annie Selak), and afterwards we recorded this conversation. In it we discuss Greg’s Thomas Merton-inspired tattoo (and his Merton research), his … More Daily Theology Podcast 34 – Gregory Hillis