June 2014, presentation on the Catholic teaching on the relationship between faith and reason for Theology on Tap, for Metanoia Young Adults of Montgomery County, at Appalachian Brewing Company, Phoenixville, PA
March 2014, presentation, “Keeping Aristotle’s Family Off Locke’s Property and Marx’s Collective: Exploring Distributism in a Declining Democracy,” at the 2014 Wesleyan Philosophical Society, Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, ID).
March 2014, presented paper, “Leibniz’s Supreme Monad and Aristotelian Substance: A Philosophical Reflection on Atonement,” at the 2014 Wesleyan Theological Society (philosophical theology section), Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, ID).
Spring 2012, presented paper, “Epistemic and Personalist Implications of Rejecting and Accepting the Possibility of Revelation,” Wesleyan Philosophical Society Conference (theme on philosophy and religious experience), Trevecca Nazarene University (Nashville, TN).
June 2011, presented paper, “Distinguishing Secular and Theological Justifications for the First Amendment: Implications for Pro-Life Legislation,” at the annual Life and Learning conference (University Faculty for Life), at Notre Dame University (South Bend, IN).
April 2011, presented paper “Untangling Secular and Faith-Based Distinctions of Church and State: A Chalcedonian Approach to Christian Political Life” at Viterbo University Ethics and Leadership Conference on the Virtues (LaCrosse, WI).
October 2010, presented paper “Beatitude as the Foundation for Freedom: Re-Reading the First Amendment in Light of Maritain,” at the American Maritain Association meeting, Walsh University (Canton, OH). The conference featured presentations on Maritain’s Scholasticism and Politics.
October 2009, presented paper, “Creation and the Probability (but not Necessity) of Evil,” at the American Maritain Association Meeting, University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX). The 2009 conference featured papers responding to Maritain’s work St. Thomas and the Problem of Evil.
October 2009, presented paper, “Chalcedon and America: Solovievan Reflections on the Church-State Relation” at the Society of Catholic Social Scientists conference, at University of Mississippi School of Law (Oxford, MS).
June 2009, presented paper, “Fichte’s Idealistic Shift for Natural Rights: A Key for Understanding Seemingly Inconsistent Arguments for Abortion and Euthanasia,” for the 19th Life and Learning conference (University Faculty for Life), University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minneapolis, MN).
April 2009, invited keynote speaker for DeSales University Division of the Social Sciences annual banquet for the 2008-09 academic year. I presented a paper entitled “Chalcedon and America.” (A revised version of this was later presented at the Society of Catholic Social Scientists 2009 conference).
October 2008, presented paper, “‘De-Naturalizing’ Personhood and Rights in Fichte and Locke: A First Amendment Response,” at the Society of Catholic Social Scientists conference, DeSales University (Center Valley, PA).
March 2008, presented paper, “Constant Conjunction and the Critique of Miracles In Hume: An Exercise in Inconsistency?,” at the Society of Pentecostal Studies (philosophy section), Duke Divinity School (Durham, NC).
March 2007, presented paper, “Healing vs. Payment of Debt: Reconciling Images of Atonement in St. Anselm and St. Maximus the Confessor,” at the Wesleyan Theological Conference (ecumenical studies section), Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbannois, IL), March 2007.
March 2007, respondent to keynote speaker Dr. Stephen Long of Garrett Theological Seminary (Methodist), now of Marquette University, for the Wesleyan Philosophical Society conference on Themes in Wesleyan and Catholic Thought, Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbannois, IL).
June 2006, presented paper, “Locke on Bodily Rights and the Immorality of Abortion: A Neglected Liberal Perspective,” Life and Learning Conference (University Faculty for Life) at Villanova University (Villanova, PA).
2006, invited speaker for Theology on Tap, Montgomery County Young Adult Catholics; presented “Why Christianity is an Eastern Religion,” Jenkintown, PA
March 2006, presented presidential address for the Wesleyan Philosophical Society, “Political Philia and Sacramental Love,” Presidential Address for Wesleyan Philosophical Society, at Nazarene Theological Seminary (Kansas City, MO.)
April 2005, presented paper, “Toleration in Locke and Hobbes: A Look at the Advantages of Theistic Dualism over Reductionistic Materialism,” at the Society of Christian Philosophers Conference (Upper Central Region), Lincoln Christian College (Lincoln, IL).
March 2005, presented paper, “A Catholic-Orthodox-Wesleyan Exploration of Sacrament and Ecclesiology,” at the Wesleyan Theological Society conference (ecumenical studies section), Seattle Pacific University (Seattle, WA).
March 2005, served as the philosophical participant on an interdisciplinary panel discussing “monism” (also included theologians and clinical and experimental psychologists), for a joint meeting of the Wesleyan Philosophical Society and the Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Theology, Seattle Pacific University (Seattle, WA).
March 2004, presented paper, “Becoming Icons of Christ: Wesley’s Moral Law and Liturgy as a Foundation to Holiness,” at the 2004 Wesleyan Theological Society Conference, at Roberts Wesleyan University (Rochester, NY).
Spring 2003, presented paper, “Lockean-Wesleyan Personhood: Implications for Deification and Mariology,” Midwest regional conference for the American Academy of Religion, Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN).
March 2003, presented paper, “Lockean-Wesleyan Personhood: Implications for Deification,” joint conference for the Wesleyan Philosophical Society and Society of Pentecostal Studies (Lexington, KY, in cooperation with Asbury [Methodist] Theological Seminary).
Fall 2002, presented paper, “Lockean-Wesleyan Personhood: Implications for Trinity and Deification,” at the Society of Christian Philosophy Conference (Upper Central region), Indiana University (Bloomington, IN).
March 2001, presented paper “Why Ex Corde Ecclesia Expands Academic Freedom,” at the Society of Christian Philosophers Conference (Upper Central Region), University of Dubuque (Dubuque, IA).
March 2001, presented paper, “Why Evangelism Is Important Even if People Can Be Saved Without the Gospel,” Wesleyan Philosophical Society, Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN)
Spring 2001, presented paper, “The Centrality of Theism in Defending the Rights of Marginalized Persons,” Viterbo University Ethics and Leadership Conference on Hospitality, (La Crosse, WI).
Fall 2000, presented paper, “Personal Identity and the Unification of Religious Liberty and Property Rights in Locke,” Evangelical Philosophy Society Conference (Danvers, MA).
Spring 2000, presented paper, “Ebeneezer Scrooge as a Model of the Trinity: Locke and Wesley on the Possibility of Multiple Persons ‘Residing within’ a Single Substance,” Wesleyan Theological Society (philosophical theology section), Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA).
Spring 1999, presented paper, “Reconciling Divine Omnipotence and Human Freedom: A Lockean Approach,” Society of Christian Philosophers, Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI).