Invited Talks

2014 “The Eastern Orthodox Church: Unity in Diversity,” Ripon College
2014 “The Pilgrim and the Hermit: How one encounter helped bring Orthodox spirituality to the West,” St. Mary’s University of Minnesota

Conference Papers

2015 “Corresponding World-views: Gifts and Spiritual Paternity in the Letters of Gerald Palmer and Fr. Nikon Strandtman,” Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture Biennial Convention
2015 “The Monk Behind the English Philokalia,” Association for the Study of Christian History Spring Meeting
2014 “The Role of Spiritual Direction in Mediating a Contemplative Classic: Fr. Nikon Strandtman, Gerald Palmer, and the English Philokalia,” Christian Spirituality Group/Contemplative Studies Group, AAR Annual Meeting
2014 “Pilgrimage as Spiritual Time Bomb: Gerald Palmer’s Athonite Journeys to Fr. Nikon of Karoulia,” Panel on ‘Orthodox Wandering and Pilgrimage in the Modern Era: Russia and Abroad’, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention
2014 “Fr. Nikon of Karoulia: The Inspiration for the English Philokalia,” North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting
2014 “Pilgrimage and transformation in the letters of Fr. Nikon of Karoulia and Gerald Palmer,” Upper Midwest AAR/SBL Annual Meeting
2013 “The Mystical Mundane in Fr. Nikon’s letters to Gerald Palmer,” Sophia Institute for International Orthodox Thought and Culture Annual Conference
2013 “A Strangely Familiar East: Orientalism in Depictions of Orthodox Christianity,” Orthodox Theological Society of America Annual Meeting
2013 “‘In the Shadow of the Orient’: Orthodox Christianity and Orientalism,” Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture Biennial Convention
2012 “The Role of Boundaries in Iurodstvo Tales,” Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention
2011 “The Beauty of Nonsense: Apophatic Theology and Byzantine Chant,” Sophia Institute for International Orthodox Thought and Culture Annual Conference
2011 “‘Base, but Nevertheless Holy’: Lessons in Liminality from Symeon of Emesa,” Eastern Orthodox Studies Group, AAR Annual Meeting
2011 “A ‘Complete Inversion of Values’?: Questioning the Scandalousness of St. Symeon of Emesa,” Orthodox Theological Society of America Annual Meeting
2011 “Between Madness and Holiness: Symeon of Emesa and ‘the Pedagogics of Liminality’,” International Conference on Patristic Studies
2010 “The Aesthetics of Nonsense: Compositional and Interpretive Creativity in the Meaningless Syllables of Byzantine Chant,” Music and Religion Consultation, AAR Annual Meeting
2009 “Turning East(ward): The Appeal of Eastern Christianity and the Dialogue of the Familiar and Unfamiliar,” Southeastern AAR/SBL Annual Meeting
2007 “Far From Monastery Walls: The Global Journey of Orthodox Monastic Spirituality,” BASR Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh

Campus Presentations

2015 “Reflections on Spiritual Direction and Gift-Exchange,” Department of Philosophy Annual Meeting, University of Wisconsin–Fox Valley
2014 “The Pilgrim and the Hermit: How One Encounter Brought Eastern Christian Spirituality to the West,” University of Wisconsin–Fond du Lac
2014 “Why Christianity is not a ‘Western Religion’,” Invited talk for Campus Ministries, University of North Dakota
2008 “Orthodoxy as Therapy: Reflections of an Orthodox Christian Therapeutic Theology in the Light of Carrette and King’s Selling Spirituality,” Religious Studies Postgraduate Seminar, University of Edinburgh
2006 “Views on Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer as Contemporary Practices,” Religious Studies Postgraduate Seminar, University of Edinburgh

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