The Wisdom of Possibility

This January, I will be offering a 12 week course, taught by Zoom, on the imagination. Read more and register here.

Sounds of the Season on Sale!

From now until Christmas, pick up Sounds of the Season for a discounted price of $10 for the first CD and $5 for each additional CD. It makes a great stocking stuffer!

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AAR 2020

I will be presenting a paper at the American Academy of Religion conference this year, which has gone virtual in response to the public health crisis. The session, co-hosted by the Mysticism, Platonism and Neo-Platonism, and Pragmatism and Empiricism in American Religious Thought units, will consider Willemien Otten’s recent book Thinking Nature and the Nature of Thinking. Info about the session can be found here for AAR members.

Beauty in the Darkness

I recently wrote a piece for Credo magazine entitled “Beauty in the Darkness: A Surprising Encounter with God’s Omnipresence.” You can read it here.

(Don’t) Take and Eat: The Eucharist and Spiritual Reception

I wrote this article for the Living Church in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, when churches around the world were closed due to government orders for citizens to remain at home. In it I reflect on the practice of spiritual communion: to receive the Eucharist even when one is not able to receive the elements.

Read the whole article here.

Wonder: A Quotidian Necessity (Beimfohr-Neuss Lecture at Cornell)

I was invited by the Chesterton House to give their annual Beimfohr-Neuss lecture in 2019. I spoke of the role of wonder in a life worth living.

The video is available here.

Forma Podcast: How to Watch a Summer Blockbuster

Another conversation on movies, with a wider scope. Listen to my conversation with Forma’s Heidi White here.

Believe to See Episode 53: After the Endgame

Recorded shortly after the release of Avengers: Endgame, this conversation reflects on the role of movies in moral formation.

Listen to the podcast episode here.

Imagination Redeemed: Creating in the Ruins

My plenary talk for the 2019 Imagination Redeemed conference explored the relationship of sacred art and the fallen world. You can listen to the entire talk here.

Redeemed Imagination: Bringing Art Back into Church

What does it mean to create art for church worship? In this panel discussion from the Imagination Redeemed 2019 conference, I join Hans Boersma, John Skillen, and Brian Brown to discuss sacred art: what it is, how we lost it, and how we can bring beauty back into our sanctuaries.

Listen to the audio here.