I speak on a wide range of subjects and regularly travel around the country for this purpose. A list of recent lecture titles and possible topics can be found below. I’m also happy to tailor my presentation to your audience and event. Click on the link to the left to see my current speaking schedule.
To arrange for me to speak to your event, please contact my assistant, Christy Edwall at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will handle the details.
At present all my charity work—including speaking engagements at little or no cost—is being donated to the Catholic lay movement to which I belong, Communion and Liberation. This means that I must request an honorarium and all travel expenses.
Some Recent Lecture Titles
“The Wound of Beauty”
Washington Arts Group conference, “Jumping Out of the Self-Referential Box,” Washington, DC
“Looking for a Renaissance”
Trinity Arts Conference, “For All the Saints,” Dallas, TX
“Between Dogma and Doubt: Art and Incarnation”
Theology on Tap, Vancouver, BC
Possible Lecture Topics
“Intruding Upon the Timeless: The Role of Imagination in the Life of Faith”
“Shouts and Whispers: Faith in Contemporary Fiction”
“Art, Faith, and the Stewardship of Culture”
“The Modern Catholic Novel and the Tragic Sense of Life”
“Grace Through Nature: An Introduction to Theological Aesthetics”
“Christian Humanism: A Faith for All Seasons, Not an Oxymoron”
“The Company of Good Letters: How Erasmus and His Circle of Renaissance Humanists Shaped the Modern World”
“Ever Ancient, Ever New: Contemporary Visual Artists of Faith” (PowerPoint presentation)
“Masaccio and the Renaissance in Florence” (PowerPoint presentation)
“The Religious Sense: Luigi Giussani and Communion & Liberation”
Some of the writers I enjoy speaking about:
St. Augustine • Dante • Shakespeare • Erasmus • Thomas More • Fyodor Dostoevsky • Gerard Manley Hopkins • G.K. Chesterton • T.S. Eliot • C.S. Lewis • Evelyn Waugh • Graham Greene • François Mauriac • Georges Bernanos • Simone Weil • Flannery O’Connor • Walker Percy • Thomas Merton • Shusaku Endo • Cormac McCarthy • Geoffrey Hill • Annie Dillard