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: “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

Daily Theology Podcast 33 – Victoria Barnett

Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic Jewish Studies recently brought theologian Dr. Victoria Barnett, who is the Director of Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. This provided the opportunity for CCJS Director Matt Tapie and I to talk with her about her work on … More Daily Theology Podcast 33 – Victoria Barnett

Daily Theology Podcast 32 – Jason King

This past summer, I had the opportunity at the 2017 Annual Convention of the College Theology Society to interview Jason King for the Daily Theology podcast. We talked a lot about teaching in this episode, including about how his research into hookup culture and Catholic identity helped him to deepen his empathy for his students. … More Daily Theology Podcast 32 – Jason King

Post at Daily Theology: “Our Hearts Burning with the Glory of God”

For the 2017 edition of Vacation Bible School, Daily Theology hosted the series Vocation Bible School, featuring posts on the place of calling in scripture.  I wrote a post on the Road to Emmaus story from Luke 24, with some Irenaeus of Lyon and Ignatian spirituality thrown in too.  Check out the post over at Daily Theology.

Daily Theology Podcast 30 – Kim and Reggie Harris

This past spring, Saint Leo University hosted musicians and educators Kim and Reggie Harris during our Black History Month celebrations. Coming to us through the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, they both gave a public performance and came to teach in some of the classes. I was blessed to have the opportunity to interview them … More Daily Theology Podcast 30 – Kim and Reggie Harris