Audio | Writings | Projects & Events

"The reviews weren't just positive - they were filled with effusive praise! The students found you relatable, entertaining and substantive. Many thanks for doing an excellent job!" - Fr. Timothy Combs, O.P.Associate Pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas, the Catholic Center at Purdue University

"I enjoyed the workshop very much. You motivated me to be more creative and gave some great, concrete ways to be more effective in my class presentation." - Laurie Dant, First Grade Teacher, Immaculata Classical Academy, Louisville, KY  

Upcoming Papers | Talks | Projects | Events
"The Importance of Geographic Stability for the New Evangelization," Church Life Journal (16 April 2018),

"The New Evangelization and Culture," intensive course offered with Joseph Pearce, Elizabeth Klein, and Scott Hefelfinger at the Augustine Institute, Denver, CO (June 2018).

Published Writings | Past Talks
"Beauty is for Everyone," Faith and Culture 1, no. 2 (Spring 2018).

"Storytelling: Moral Formation & Agape," Center for Ethics and Culture Conference, University of Notre Dame (November 2017). See another version of this talk at Theology of the Body, February 2018, West Lafayette.

Workshop on Vocation Lessons with catechists and teachers, Diocese of Superior, WI (August 2017).

"The Social Teachings of Benedict XVI," intensive course offered at the Augustine Institute, Denver, CO (June 2017).

Workshop on Vocation Lessons with Principals and Directors of Religious Education, Diocese of Burlington, VT (May 2017).

“The Importance of Stability for Any 'Option': Stability and Evangelization,” paper to be presented at the 2017 annual Symposium on Advancing the New Evangelization, Benedictine College, Atchinson, KS (April 2017).

"The Case for Stability: Alasdair MacIntyre, the Benedictine Tradition, and Qualitative Research on Catholic Parishes," public lecture sponsored by the Religious Studies Program at Purdue University (March 23, 2017).

Lecture "What Are You Going Through? The Normal Day and the Power of Attention," and teacher workshop at Immaculata Classical Academy, Louisville, KY (February 2017).

“Magnanimity, Mistakes, and Improvisation,” Theology on Tap talk, West Lafayette (February 2017).

Guest appearance on The Catholic Cave, Indy Catholic Radio (January 2017).

"Providence and the Vocation of Today," talk to the young adults of Call 20/30 (December 2016).

Guest appearance on The Catholic Cave, Indy Catholic Radio (November 2016).

“The Real You Relating to God, to Self, and to Others” talk to undergraduates, Boiler Awakening (October 2016).

Check out how Vianney Vocations and God Is Good VBS partnered to produce Discovery Mission Vocation Bible School, for which I happily wrote the opening and closing plays on St. Paul (2016).

See the high-school curriculum I authored for Vianney Vocations at Vocation Lessons (2014).

“Hope and Sacramentality in Fairy-tales.” (Paper delivered at the University of Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture Conference, 2010).

And in the St. Austin Review: “The Madonna of Nevers: A Priceless Jewel from the Rubble of History," v. 10, no. 5 (September/October 2010); “Gasparo Contarini: Counter-Reformation and the Spirit of the Baroque,” v. 8, no. 1 (January/February 2008); “Culture of Virtú: Culture of Treachery; Comparing Machiavelli’s Mandragola and Shakespeare’s King Lear,” v. 7, no. 1 (January/February 2007).


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