Welcome to my Speaking page! I’ve spoken across the country at all sorts of events, from mega conferences to small groups, parish retreats to diocesan celebrations, and I’d love to speak at yours.
I typically speak on topics relating to the New Evangelization, the new media, Catholic social teaching, and Catholic spirituality. However, I’ll customize my presentation to meet your group’s needs. My goal is to create your ideal outcome and knock the ball out of the park.
Upcoming Speaking Events
Here are some of my upcoming talks. Click the plus sign next to each event for more details including location and registration info.
(As with any event, the dates are subject to change. So be sure to check the event web site before making plans to attend.)
|Date||Event / Event Details||City / More Info|
|The New Evangelist||Lake Forest, IL|
|Keynote:||Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World|
|Sponsor:||St. Patrick Catholic Church|
|Venue:||St. Patrick Catholic Church |
991 South Waukegan Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
|New Evangelization Mission||Syracuse, NY|
|Keynote:||The New Evangelization: How to Share Your Faith With Clarity, Calm, and Joy|
|Sponsor:||St. James Catholic Church|
|Venue:||St. James Catholic Church |
4845 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13205
|Digital Church Conference||Madison, NJ|
|Full-day Seminar:||New Media, New Evangelization||Public Event|
|Sponsor:||St. Paul Inside the Walls||Get more information|
|Venue:||St. Paul Inside the Walls |
205 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
|Dorothy Day Conference 2015||Fort Wayne, IN|
|Keynote:||Daughter of the Church: Dorothy Day’s Faithful Activism||Public Event|
|Sponsor:||University of St. Francis||Register to attend|
|Venue:||University of St. Francis |
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
|Get more information|
|Legatus Keynote||Fort Worth, TX|
|Keynote:||New Media, New Evangelization|
|Sponsor:||Legatus of Fort Worth|
Fort Worth, TX
Previous Speaking Events
Find a list of my most recent events here.
My Most Requested Talks
This talk offers a practical introduction to the New Evangelization, with background on the movement and several tips on living it out. Whether at the dinner-table, the water-cooler, or the Facebook comment box, these real-world, practical strategies will help you become an effective evangelist.
Have you ever wondered how to evangelize online? How can you share your faith through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and blogs? Using personal stories and examples, and leaning on my many years of experience, I teach you the most effective ways to spread the faith online.
In 2013, I launched StrangeNotions.com, a place of dialogue between Catholics and atheists, and over 500,000 people have visited. We’ve discussed questions like: Is there a God? Does science disprove faith? Why is there evil in the world? In this talk, I show how to respond to the most common atheist arguments.
Catholic social teaching has explosive power for changing the world, and it’s the saints who light the fuse. Using colorful stories from heroes like Mother Teresa, John Paul II, and Pier Giorgio Frassati, I unveil the seven major themes of Catholic social teaching and share practical ways to implement them.
After 22 years as a Protestant, I journeyed through doubts and questions, Scripture and prayer, the saints and more, and ended up converting to Catholicism. In this talk I share the whole story including what drew me to the Catholic Church. (Catch my conversion story on EWTN’s “Journey Home”.)
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