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Donald Wallenfang

Associate Professor of Theology

B.M., Western Michigan University; M.T.S., St. Norbert College; Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago

Walsh University
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio44720
United States

BIO

Beginning his undergrad experience at Albion College (MI) as a pre-med student, football player, and trumpet performer, finding himself teaching theology at Walsh University today is surprisingly no surprise. Upon graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Trumpet Performance, Wallenfang entered into full time youth / music ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. He served in parish youth ministry for 10 years before entering the field of academia. It was also at Albion College where he met his wife, Megan (who too is a musician), and from their marriage have blossomed six amazing children: Ellen, Aubin, Tobias, Callum, Simeon and Oliver. For Wallenfang, it is a great privilege and responsibility to teach theology at Walsh – a theology which emerges from the saturating experiences of life. That is to say, a theology which emerges from all life experiences which each saturate to certain degrees. Wallenfang is a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites, taking the name, Emmanuel Mary of the Cross.

TEACHING

Wallenfang's philosophy of teaching is rooted in the model of servant leadership. He seeks first and foremost to serve his students passionately and creatively through diverse teaching methods. Utilizing the latest classroom technologies, he can be found incorporating small group work, student presentation, Prezi, YouTube videos and clickers all in the same class period. His vision of servant leadership begins in the classroom but does not end there. Service learning is also an integral part of his courses, inviting students to enter into meaningful and life-giving relationships with their neighbors in community. In summary, his approach is one that integrates the complementary components of teaching, learning and service, altogether at the service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

SCHOLARSHIP

Wallenfang does not shy away from tough questions emerging from postmodern human experience. His research attempts to bridge the relevance gap between religious faith and 'the real world.' He also seeks to bring together critical theological reflection with relevant pastoral experience. In order to form such a viable bridge, he utilizes the latest developments in philosophical theology—in particular, phenomenology and hermeneutics. His research examines the relationship between material and spiritual being, evolutionary theory, and the phenomenology of the sacrament. Further, his scholarship focuses on Carmelite spirituality and the work of Edith Stein, Emmanuel Levinas, Paul Ricoeur and Jean-Luc Marion. He is a member of the Edith Stein Circle and the North American Levinas Society. 

Recent and Forthcoming Publications:

  • John C. Cavadini and Donald Wallenfang, eds., Global Perspectives on the New Evangelization, Vol. 1: Pope Francis and the Event of Encounter (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2018)
  • Dialectical Anatomy of the Eucharist: An Étude in Phenomenology, with a Foreword by Jean-Luc Marion (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017)
  • Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological Anthropology of Edith Stein, with a Foreword by John C. Cavadini (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017)

• Reviewed by Christof Betschart, OCD, Teresianum 69 (2018/1), 271–74.

• Reviewed by Patrick Madigan, The Heythrop Journal 29:2 (2018), 343.
• Reviewed by Sang-il Kim, Reading Religion, Sept 2017: http://readingreligion.org/books/human-and-divine-being.
• Reviewed by David Muthukumar S., The Evangelical Review of Theology and Politics 5 (2017), BR25-28.

  • Trilectic of Testimony: A Phenomenological Construal of the Eucharist as Manifestation-Proclamation- Attestation (Ann Arbor, MI: Proquest, 2012) ISBN: 978-1249055211
  • “Levinas and Marion on Law and Freedom: Toward a New Dialectical Theology of Justice,” Pacifica, 29:1 (2017), 71–98
  • “From Albert Einstein to Edith Stein: Understanding the Resurrection of the Body Vis-à-vis Natural Science” in Death and Anti-Death, Volume 13: Sixty Years after Albert Einstein (1879-1955), ed. Charles Tandy (Ann Arbor, MI: Ria University Press, 2016), 209-244
  • “Soul Power: Edith Stein’s Meta-Phenomenological Construction of the Human Soul” in Edith Stein: Women, Social-Political Philosophy, Metaphysics and Public History: New Approaches and Applications, ed. Antonio Calcagno (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2015), 167-180
  • Geisteswissenschaft: Edith Stein’s Phenomenological Sketch of the Essence of Spirit” in Intersubjectivity, Humanity, Being: Edith Stein’s Phenomenology and Christian Philosophy, Mette Lebech and John Haydn Gurmin, eds. (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2015), 499-524
  • “Face Off for Interreligious Dialogue: A Theology of Childhood in Jean-Luc Marion versus a Theology of Adulthood in Emmanuel Levinas,” Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, 50:2 (2015), 106–16
  • “The Heart of the Matter: Edith Stein on the Substance of the Soul,” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, 17:3 (2014), 118-142
  • “Aperture of Absence: Jean-Luc Marion on the God Who ‘Is Not’” in Jeanine Diller and Asa Kasher, eds., Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities (New York: Springer, 2013), 861-873
  • “Awaken, O Spirit: The Vocation of Becoming in the Work of Edith Stein,” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, 15:4 (2012), 57-74
  • “Figures and Forms of Ultimacy: Manifestation and Proclamation as Paradigms of the Sacred,” The International Journal of Religion in Spirituality and Society, 1:3 (2011), 109-114
  • “Sacramental Givenness: The Notion of Givenness and its Import for Interpreting the Phenomenality of the Eucharist,” Philosophy and Theology, 22:1-2 (2011), 131-154

SERVICE

In addition to teaching at Walsh, Wallenfang is a peer reviewer for several journals and is involved extensively in his home parish, Little Flower Catholic Church in Canton. There he has assisted with youth ministry, evangelization and outreach. Further, he makes popular presentations in theology, such as on the life and work of Edith Stein and Emmanuel Levinas, and on the New Evangelization and Carmelite spirituality.

Publications

MONOGRAPHS

6. Shoeless: Carmelite Spirituality in a Disquieted World, co-authored with Megan Wallenfang,
OCDS (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books [under review and forthcoming])

5. Metaphysics: A Basic Introduction in a Christian Key (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2019 [under
contract and forthcoming])

4. Phenomenology: A Basic Introduction in the Light of Jesus Christ (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books,
2019 [under contract and forthcoming])

3. Dialectical Anatomy of the Eucharist: An Étude in Phenomenology, with a Foreword by Jean-Luc Marion (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017)

2. Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological Anthropology of Edith Stein, with a
Foreword by John C. Cavadini (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2017)

  • Reviewed by Christof Betschart, OCD, Teresianum 69 (2018/1), 271–74.
  • Reviewed by Patrick Madigan, The Heythrop Journal 29:2 (2018), 343.
  • Reviewed by Sang-il Kim, Reading Religion, Sept 2017: http://readingreligion.org/books/human-and-divine-being.
  • Reviewed by David Muthukumar S., The Evangelical Review of Theology and Politics 5 (2017), BR25-28.

1. Trilectic of Testimony: A Phenomenological Construal of the Eucharist as Manifestation-Proclamation- Attestation (Ann Arbor, MI: Proquest, 2012) ISBN: 978-1249055211

EDITED BOOKS

4. John C. Cavadini and Donald Wallenfang, eds., Global Perspectives on the New Evangelization,
Vol. 4: Ratzinger’s Renewal of Catholic Theology (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2020 [under contract and forthcoming, Jan 2020])

3. John C. Cavadini and Donald Wallenfang, eds., Global Perspectives on the New Evangelization,
Vol. 3: Apologetics of Love (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2019 [under contract and forthcoming, Sept 2019])

2. John C. Cavadini and Donald Wallenfang, eds., Global Perspectives on the New Evangelization,
Vol. 2: Evangelization as Interreligious Dialogue (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2019 [under contract and forthcoming, Jan 2019])

1. John C. Cavadini and Donald Wallenfang, eds., Global Perspectives on the New
Evangelization, Vol. 1: Pope Francis and the Event of Encounter (Eugene, OR: Pickwick
Publications, 2018)

BOOK CHAPTERS

10. “Dialectical Truth between Augustine and Pelagius: Levinas and the Challenge of Responsibility to Superabundant Grace” in Global Perspectives on the New Evangelization, Vol. 2: Evangelization as Interreligious Dialogue, ed. John C. Cavadini and Donald Wallenfang (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2019 [under contract and forthcoming, Jan 2019])

9. “Introduction” in Global Perspectives on the New Evangelization, Vol. 2: Evangelization as Interreligious Dialogue, ed. John C. Cavadini and Donald Wallenfang (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2019 [under contract and forthcoming, Jan 2019])

8. “Pope Francis and His Phenomenology of Encuentro” in Global Perspectives on the New Evangelization, Vol. 1: Pope Francis and the Event of Encounter, ed. John C. Cavadini and Donald Wallenfang (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2018), 57-71.

7. “Introduction” in Global Perspectives on the New Evangelization, Vol. 1: Pope Francis and the Event of Encounter, ed. John C. Cavadini and Donald Wallenfang (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2018), xv-xxv.

6. “Virtual Counterfeit of the Infinite: Emmanuel Levinas and the Temptation of Temptation” in The Html of Cruciform Love, ed. Eric Lewellen and John Frederick (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2018 [under contract and forthcoming, Jun 2018])

5. “Givenness and Responsibility: A Phenomenological Hermeneutic of the Human Person” in Human Personhood: Call and Response, ed. Paul Chummar (New York: Peter Lang [under contract and forthcoming, fall 2018])

4. “From Albert Einstein to Edith Stein: Understanding the Resurrection of the Body Vis-à-vis Natural Science” in Death and Anti-Death, Volume 13: Sixty Years after Albert Einstein (1879-1955), ed. Charles Tandy (Ann Arbor, MI: Ria University Press, 2016), 209-244

3. “Soul Power: Edith Stein’s Meta-Phenomenological Construction of the Human Soul” in Edith Stein: Women, Social-Political Philosophy, Metaphysics and Public History: New Approaches and Applications, ed. Antonio Calcagno (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2015), 167-180

2. “Geisteswissenschaft: Edith Stein’s Phenomenological Sketch of the Essence of Spirit” in Intersubjectivity, Humanity, Being: Edith Stein’s Phenomenology and Christian Philosophy, Mette Lebech and John Haydn Gurmin, eds. (Brussels: Peter Lang, 2015), 499-524

1. “Aperture of Absence: Jean-Luc Marion on the God Who ‘Is Not’” in Jeanine Diller and Asa Kasher, eds., Models of God and Alternative Ultimate Realities (New York: Springer, 2013), 861-873

ARTICLE PUBLICATIONS

7. “Levinas and Marion on Law and Freedom: Toward a New Dialectical Theology of
Justice,” Pacifica, 29:1 (2017), 71–98

6. “Face Off for Interreligious Dialogue: A Theology of Childhood in Jean-Luc Marion
versus a Theology of Adulthood in Emmanuel Levinas,” Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture, 50:2 (2015), 106–16

5. “The Heart of the Matter: Edith Stein on the Substance of the Soul,” Logos: A Journal of
Catholic Thought and Culture, 17:3 (2014), 118-142

4. “Awaken, O Spirit: The Vocation of Becoming in the Work of Edith Stein,” Logos: A
Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, 15:4 (2012), 57-74

3. “Figures and Forms of Ultimacy: Manifestation and Proclamation as Paradigms of the
Sacred,” The International Journal of Religion in Spirituality and Society, 1:3 (2011), 109-114

2. “Sacramental Givenness: The Notion of Givenness and its Import for Interpreting the
Phenomenality of the Eucharist,” Philosophy and Theology, 22:1-2 (2011), 131-154

1. “Private Parts and Personalism: Questions on Human Sexual Union,” DePaul University,
“Gender and Sexuality: A One-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium,” DePaul University
Humanities Center (2010), 35-52

BOOK REVIEWS

Raimon Panikkar. The Rhythm of Being: The Gifford Lectures. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010; published by Catholic Books Review  
http://www.catholicbooksreview.org/2010/panikkar.htm

Andrew Shenton, Ed. Messiaen the Theologian. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2010; published by Catholic Books Review
http://catholicbooksreview.org/2010/shenton.htm

Edith Stein. Potency and Act: Studies Toward a Philosophy of Being. Washington, D.C.: ICS Publications, 2009; published by Catholic Books Reviewhttp://www.catholicbooksreview.org/2009/stein.htm

Presentations

ACADEMIC PAPER PRESENTATIONS

38. Interior intimo meo et superior summo meo: Ratzinger and Marion on Augustine’s Logic of
Divine Love, Invited Paper, “Ratzinger’s Introduction to Christianity at 50” Conference,
McGrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN,
November 4-6, 2018

37. Mystical Hermeneutics of Mount Carmel: Marion and Merleau-Ponty toward a Theology of Childhood, “Psychology and the Other” Conference, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA,
October 13-15, 2017

36. Maternity as Material Responsibility: Vulnerability’s Concomitance with le premier venu, The
North American Levinas Society, “Levinas, the Material, and Ethics,” Loyola
University Chicago, Chicago, IL, July 24-27, 2017

35. Crucifixus hominum: Toward a Dialectical Anthropology through Levinas and Stein, The
International Association for the Study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein International
Conference, Portland University, Portland, OR, June 8-10, 2017

34. Book Presentation and Display on Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological
Anthropology of Edith Stein, The International Association for the Study of the
Philosophy of Edith Stein International Conference, Portland University, Portland,
OR, June 8-10, 2017

33. From Phenomenology to Mount Carmel: Contemplative Influences on Stein’s Philosophy of Education, The Edith Stein Project Annual Conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend,
IN, February 10-11, 2017

32. Pope Francis and His Phenomenology of Encuentro, Symposium on Pope Francis’s Vision
of the Renewal of the Church, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville,
OH, November 10-12, 2016

31. From Albert Einstein to Edith Stein: Understanding the Resurrection of the Body Vis-à-vis Natural Science, Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Annual Convention, Washington, DC,
September 23-25, 2016

30. Edith Stein’s Science of the Cross as Icon of Erotic Freedom, The Edith Stein Project Annual
Conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, February 5-6, 2016

29. Stein and Levinas in Dialogue: Toward a New Dialectical Theology of the Human Person,
International Edith Stein Conference, “Edith Stein’s Challenge to Contemporary
Anthropology,” Sponsored by University of Vienna, Pontifical Institute of Benedict
XVI, Heiligenkreuz (EUPHRat), IASPES, ESGÖ, KHG, Catholic Academy of
Vienna, and ESGD, Vienna, Austria, October 23-25, 2015

28. Et tu, Brute?: Levinas’s Rejection of Marion’s ‘Analytic’ Phenomenology of Givenness, The North American Levinas Society, “Emmanuel Levinas across the Generations and
Continents,” Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, July 27-30, 2015

27. Marion and Mysticism: From Givenness to Contemplation, “Breached Horizons: The Work of
Jean-Luc Marion,” featuring Jean-Luc Marion as keynote speaker, King’s University
College, London, Ontario, March 27-29, 2015

26. Levinas and Marion on Law and Freedom: Toward a New Dialectical Theology of Justice, The
North American Levinas Society Conference, “Law in Proximity: Levinas in the
Spaces of Justice,” Salisbury University, Ocean City, MD, May 18-21, 2014

25. Virtual Counterfeit of the Infinite: Emmanuel Levinas and the Temptation of Temptation, Ecclesia and Ethics II Conference, “Gospel Community and Virtual Existence,” Online
Conference Sponsored by the Univesity of St. Andrews, College Gate, Scotland,
March 8, 2014

24. Face Off for Interreligious Dialogue: A Theology of Childhood in Jean-Luc Marion versus a
Theology of Adulthood in Emmanuel Levinas, The North American Levinas Society
Conference, “Emmanuel Levinas and Interreligious Dialogue,” Duquesne University,
Pittsburgh, PA, July 28-31, 2013

23. Soul Power: Edith Stein’s Meta-Phenomenological Construction of the Human Soul, The
International Association for the Study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein International
Conference, “Edith Stein: Women, Social-Political Philosophy, Metaphysics and
Public History: New Approaches and Applications,” King’s University College,
London, Ontario, June 12-14, 2013

22. Being Interpreted: Paul Ricoeur’s Critique of a Phenomenology of Manifestation, Society for Ricoeur Studies International Conference, Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA,
October 22-23, 2011

21. For Welfare or for Woe?: Imagination and the Magic Power of Absence, Society for Ricoeur
Studies International Conference, Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA,
October 22-23, 2011

20. Avatars of Alterity: Levinas’s Challenge to a Phenomenology of Manifestation, North American Levinas Society Annual Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX,
May 1-3, 2011

19. Figures and Forms of Ultimacy: Manifestation and Proclamation as Paradigms of the Sacred,
International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society, Chicago, IL,
February 15-17, 2011

18. Awaken, O Spirit: The Vocation of Becoming in the Work of Edith Stein, The Edith Stein
Project Annual Conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, February
11-12, 2011

17. Aperture of Absence: Jean-Luc Marion on the God Who “Is Not,” Book Preview Conference:
Jeanine Diller and Asa Kasher, eds., Models of God and Other Ultimate Realities (New
York: Springer, 2011), American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA,
October 29, 2010

16. Poetic Existence: Pain and Trauma in the Thought of Heidegger and Levinas, Trauma Conference, “New Approaches to Trauma: Bridging Theory and Practice,” Arizona State
University, New College, Phoenix, AZ, October 7-9, 2010

15. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Achievement of David Tracy, The Lonergan Society at Marquette University, “Lonergan on the Edge” Conference, Marquette University,
Milwaukee, WI, September 17-19, 2010

14. Imaginative Construals in the Work of Edith Stein: A Rendezvous for Evolutionary Theory and the Catholic Faith, Chronicle of Faith Conference: “Celebrating the Legacy of the Catholic
Intellectual Tradition,” Immaculata University, Immaculata, PA, April 30-May 1, 2010

13. Body Language and the Integral Dimensions of Human Personhood, Garrett-Evangelical
Theological Seminary Theological Student Conference: “Sex, Sexuality, and Gender,”
Evanston, IL, April 30, 2010

12. Attestation Manifest: An Exploration of the Phenomenological Tonalities of Human Personhood, Zygon Center for Religion and Science, 2010 Student Symposium on Science and
Spirituality, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago, IL, April 16, 2010

11. Our Mother Who Art in Earth: Refashioning Nomenclature and Predication of Divinity, Women and Leadership Archives Lecture Series, The Gannon Center for Women and
Leadership, Chicago, IL, April 14, 2010

10. Divine Motherhood?: Exploring Predications of Divinity, Interdisciplinary Research Symposium for Graduate Students and Alumni, Loyola University Chicago, IL, April 10, 2010

9. Embodied Yearning: A Phenomenological Consideration of Human Sexuality, American Academy of Religion, 2010 Midwest Regional Meeting, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL,
March 26-27, 2010

8. Thrownness and Solitude: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Poetics of Pain, The Graduate Center – City University of New York Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference,
“The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation,” New York, NY,
February 25-26, 2010

7. Give Me Love Or Give Me Death: A Phenomenological Hermeneutic of Human Sexuality, Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature Student Religious Studies Conference,
Valparaiso, IN, February 12, 2010

6. Givenness and Responsibility: A Phenomenological Hermeneutic of the Human Person, The Catholic University of Eastern Africa 2nd International Symposium: “The Person,” Nairobi,
Kenya, February 2-4, 2010

5. Private Parts and Personalism: Questions on Human Sexual Union, Symposium on Gender and
Sexuality, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, January 28, 2010

4. The Givenness of Human Personhood: The Notion of Givenness and Its Bearing on (Theological) Anthropology, The Value of Human Life Conference, Institute of Bioethics, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH, October 23-25, 2009

3. Listen to Me: On the Intersection between the Soteriological Form of Johann Baptist Metz and Catholic Youth Ministry, Concilium Symposium: “The North-South Dialogue,” Chicago, IL, June
12, 2009

2. The Taboos of “Otherness”: A Study of the Ritual Purity Codes Surrounding Childbirth and
Menstruation in the Book of Leviticus, American Academy of Religion, Midwest Regional
Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 4, 2009

1. The Taboos of “Otherness”: A Study of the Ritual Purity Codes Surrounding Childbirth and
Menstruation in the Book of Leviticus, Women and Leadership Archives Lecture Series,
The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership, Chicago, IL, January 22, 2009

ACADEMIC PANEL PRESENTATIONS

7. Who Am I? Sexual Identity and Judeo-Christian Anthropology, Break-out Session at
the “Love, Sex, Family and Culture: Fifty Years After Humanae vitae” Conference,
sponsored by the Diocese of Youngstown, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mogadore,
OH, April 22, 2018

6. Jewish and Catholic Approaches to Dialogue, Live Dialogue with Rabbi Jon Adland of Temple
Israel, Canton, OH, Philosophy/Theology Symposium, Walsh University, March 18-20, 2016

5. Jesuit and Carmelite Spirituality: Human Nature and the Interior Life, Philosophy/Theology
Symposium, Walsh University, March 11, 2015, with Rev. Jayme Stayer, S.J.

4. Being United to God as to One Unknown: Meditations with Nicetas Stethatos, Thomas Aquinas, and John of the Cross // “The ‘Evening Knowledge of God’: Poetics and Phenomenology in St. John of the Cross,” Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA, October 18-20, 2013

3. Using Media to Develop and Enhance College Students’ Reading Skills, 3T: Teaching, Techniques & Technology Conference, Clermont College / University of Cincinnati, April 28, 2012

2. Immigration: Myths and Realities, Walsh University, Justice for Immigrants Event, February 9,
2012

1. Unacknowledged Pioneers of Comparative Theology, Comparative Theology Group, American
Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 30 – November 1, 2010

INVITED POPULAR LECTURES AND INTERVIEWS

48. The Francis Effect: A Gospel that Comforts and Afflicts, Little Flower Catholic Church,
Canton, OH, October 24, 2018

47. Love Mystical and Mundane: Humanae vitae into the 21st Century, Lifelong Learning
Academy, Walsh University, September 12, 2018

46. Love Divine, All Loves Excelling: On the Fiftieth Anniversary of Humanae vitae, Little Flower
Catholic Church, Canton, OH, July 25, 2018

45. Love Mystical and Mundane: Humanae vitae into the 21st Century, Keynote Address at
the “Love, Sex, Family and Culture: Fifty Years After Humanae vitae” Conference,
sponsored by the Diocese of Youngstown, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mogadore,
OH, April 22, 2018

44. Gone Fishing: Catholicism and the New Evangelization Today, Little Flower Catholic
Church, Canton, OH, April 18, 2018

43. Phenomenology of Childhood: An Opening, Keynote Address II at “Holy Reversal: What
the Mystics Reveal about Kinder Theology” Catechist Retreat, Walsh University,
North Canton, OH, March 10, 2018

42. Kinder Theology: Baptism and the Contemplative Genius of the Child, Keynote Address I at
“Holy Reversal: What the Mystics Reveal about Kinder Theology” Catechist Retreat,
Walsh University, North Canton, OH, March 9, 2018

41. God Questions, Campus Ministry Outreach Event, Walsh University, North Canton,
OH, February 6, 2018

40. Purple Inn: Mary and the Advent Soul, Little Flower Catholic Church, Canton, OH,
November 29, 2017

39. Phenomenology of the Protestant Reformation, Lifelong Learning Academy, Walsh
University, September 27, 2017

38. Target Practice, Elevate Youth Ministries, Little Flower Catholic Church, Canton,
OH, June 4, 2017

37. Salt of the Earth: Practicing the Art of Accompaniment, Ite Project Service Day,
Wadsworth, OH, May 19, 2017

36. Elizabeth of the Trinity and the Cross, Meeting of the Secular Order of Discalced
Carmelites, Akron-Cleveland Community of the Holy Family, May 7, 2017

35. Called and Chosen: The Meaning of Personal Vocation, Confirmation Retreat, Little Flower
Catholic Church, Canton, OH, April 29, 2017

34. Edith Stein: The Nun of Auschwitz, Lifelong Learning Academy, Walsh University,
April 19, 2017

33. The Faithful Mark Holy Week, interview with Amy L. Knapp from The Independent
News Agency, April 9, 2017, http://www.indeonline.com/news/20170409/faithful-
mark-holy-week

32. Cross-cultural Encounters through Interreligious Dialogue, Lifelong Learning Academy,
Walsh University, April 5, 2017

31. Trumped by Mercy: A Hillary-ous Divine Conspiracy, Ashland University Newman Center,
Ashland, OH, November 14, 2016

30. Pigsty: Living as Servant-Stewards in a Land of Swine, Ite Project Retreat: “Communio,”
Cuyahoga Valley National Park, October 22, 2016

29. Surrounded by a Cloud of Witnesses: Living in Communion with the Angels and Saints, Ite
Project Retreat: “Communio,” Cuyahoga Valley National Park, October 22, 2016

28. What Was I Made For? Discerning God’s Will and Staying the Course, Crux Meeting, Walsh
University, October 13, 2016.

27. Elizabeth of the Trinity and Her Apostolate of Contemplation, Order of Secular Discalced
Carmelites Retreat, Loyola Retreat House, Clinton, OH, June 4, 2016

26. To Lead with Love, Elpis Lecture Series, Video Project on Servant Leadership, Co-
produced with Walsh student, John Michael Bernal, Walsh University, May 19, 2016

25. From Sexual Masquerade to Sexual Masterpiece: Theology of the Body Unveiled,
St. Barbara Catholic Church (Massillon), Young Adults Meeting, Canton, OH, March
6, 2016

24. Fitbits and Biebs’s Take on Religion: Staying Spiritually Fit in a Twinkie World, Theology on
Tap Meeting, Walsh University, January 27, 2016

23. Pills and Potions: Nicki Minaj and Natural Family Planning, Holy Ghost Ukrainian
Catholic Church, Akron, OH, January 24, 2016

22. You Are Beloved, Ignite Meeting, Walsh University, January 19, 2016

21. I Found Myself a Cheerleader: Blessed Theotókos and the Feminine Genius, Holy Ghost
Ukrainian Catholic Church, Akron, OH, December 20, 2015

20. Good Blood: From Taylor Swift to Selfless Gift, Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church,
Akron, OH, October 25, 2015

19. Poetic Anatomy of the Eucharist: Marriage and Flesh, Lifelong Learning Academy, Walsh
University, November 9, 2015

18. The Eucharist and Erotic Personhood, Lifelong Learning Academy, Walsh University,
September 29, 2015

17. Yearning for God: Divine Love at the Risk of the Body, Crux Meeting, Walsh University,
February 25, 2015

16. St. John of the Cross and the Two Dark Nights, Catholics United for the Faith, Walsh
University, November 8, 2014

15. Death and Beyond as Understood by the Philosophers and Scientists, “Variations on Dante’s
Inferno,” Lifelong Learning Academy, Walsh University, October 22, 2014

14. St. John of the Cross and the Dark Night of the Soul, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic
Church, Canton, OH, April 21, 2014

13. What Is Scientology?, Radio interview with WAKR, 1590 AM Akron, “The Ray Horner
Show,” April 8, 2014, 8:40-9:00 AM

12. The Two Will Become One Flesh, RCIA Meeting, St. Anthony Catholic Church, Canton,
OH, February 11, 2014

11. Marriage and Family Life, Lifelong Learning Academy, Walsh University, October 21,
2013

10. An Introduction to Sacramental Theology, Lifelong Learning Academy, Walsh University,
September 30, 2013

9. Mary and Carmelite Spirituality, Lifelong Learning Academy, Walsh University,
September 25, 2013

8. Radical Discipleship: The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola, Catholics United for the
Faith, Walsh University, April 13, 2013

7. Empty Me: A Life Narrative, Camp Christopher, Akron, OH, Blaze Retreat, March 15,
2013

6. Matrimony and Family Life, RCIA Meeting, St. Anthony Catholic Church, Canton, OH,
March 11, 2013

5. Chambers of Love: The Eucharist and Carmelite Spirituality, St. Barbara Catholic Church,
Massillon, OH, January 29, 2013

4. Culture, Church, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Walsh University,
November 14, 2012

3. Evangelization and Ministry in the Roman Catholic Church, Walsh University, October 25,
2012

2. St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross: Where Faith and Reason Meet, Catholics United for the
Faith, Walsh University, May 12, 2012

1. Why Gaudium?, Faculty May Days Meeting, Walsh University, North Canton, OH,
May 10, 2012

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