Lectures

LECTURES and PRESENTATIONS

2018 “Art with Christianity,” Theology, Modernity, and the Visual Arts symposium, Royal Academy of Arts, London UK

“The Retrieval of Theology in the Artwork of Kris Martin,” 2018 Association for Art History annual conference, Art and Religion track, The Courtauld Institute of Art and King's College London, London UK

“The Return of Religion in Contemporary Art Criticism,” 2018 Gunton Day lectures, King’s College London, London, UK

Jonathan Anderson: Religious Inspirations Behind Modernism,” interview with Revd Jonathan Evens, Artlyst
2017 Modern Art and the Life of a Culture,” L'Abri, Greatham UK

Postsecularity and the Return of Religion in Contemporary Art Criticism,” keynote presentation for the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA) annual conference: A Strange Place Still?: Religion in Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Art in a Postsecular Age, 12th annual Biola Arts Symposium (also featuring James Elkins, Sally Promey, Matthew Milliner, Jeffrey Kosky, Lori Branch, Edgar Arceneaux, Amanda Hamilton, and Stuart Krimko), hosted by the Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

“The Retrieval of Theology in the Artwork of Kris Martin,” 2017 biennial CIVA conference, Theology and the Visual Arts scholars track: “Art History Made New,” Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

What They Never Taught You About Modern Art & Modernism,” interview, Catholic Creatives podcast

“Beauty and Contemporary Art,” Hildebrand Project 7th annual Summer Seminar: Retrieving Beauty, Franciscan University of Stubenville, Stubenville, OH

Conversation with Krista Tippett, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

Conversation with Alissa Wilkinson, New York, NY

Conversation with Ben Schachter, New York, NY

“Modern Art and the Life of a Culture,” Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA

“Modern Art and the Life of a Culture,” St Matthew's Anglican Church, Newport Beach, CA
2016 panel review of Modern Art and the Life of a Culture (panelists Ben Quash, Kim Vrudny, Taylor Worley, Christina Carnes Ananias, and William Dyrness), Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies (SARTS), American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting; San Antonio, TX

panel review of Modern Art and the Life of a Culture, Theological Aesthetics group, Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) Annual Meeting; San Antonio, TX

Modern Art and the Life of a Culture,” interview, Anglican Review with Michael Porter podcast

Works of Love: Kierkegaard, Visual Culture, and Contemporary Art,” The Table Conference: Love and Humility in Politics, Center for Christian Thought, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

“Visual Theology in a Global Context,” Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA

“Lessons from South Africa: Images of Jesus and the Way of the Cross,” Asbury University, Wilmore, KY

“Between the Shadow and the Light,” panel discussion, Bethel University, Minneapolis, MN

Always You were Calling Me: A Meditation on Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life,” Torrey Honors lecture series, Biola University, La Mirada, CA; lecture featured on TheFilmStage.com
2015 “Hugo Ball and the Theology of Zurich Dada,” 2015 biennial CIVA conference, Theology and the Visual Arts scholars track, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

“Centered Sets: Rethinking the Conversation between Contemporary Art and the Church,” plenary session response to Wayne Roosa, 2015 biennial CIVA conference: Between Two Worlds: Contemporary Art and the Church; Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

“Conceptualism and Painting,” California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

“The Intersection of Art, Theology, and Politics in South Africa,” presentation and discussion with Dr. Katrina Greene; Biola University, La Mirada, CA 
2014
Contemporary Art and the Return of Religion,” conversation with Matthew Milliner; Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
2013 “Singing Bodies: Musical Theology in the work of contemporary artist Tim Hawkinson,” 2013 Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship Conference (keynote Jeremy Begbie); Yale Institute of Sacred Music, New Haven, CT

Violence and Peace in Contemporary Art, 8th annual Biola Arts Symposium (also featuring David Bentley Hart, Anne Wilkes Tucker, Bobette Buster, and Lia Chavez), Biola University, La Mirada, CA

“Art as Ethical and Eschatological Action,” and panel discussant, Making Good: Creation, the Arts, and the Kingdom, symposium featuring Trevor Hart and William Dyrness; Biola University, La Mirada, CA

“Understanding Abstract Expressionism (and its Disputed Significance),” View From the Edge lecture series, Downey Arts Coalition and the Downey Art Museum; Apollo Park, Downey, CA
2012 The (In)visibility of Theology in Contemporary Art Criticism,” 2012 Center for Christian Thought Conference: Christian Scholarship in the 21st century: Prospects and Perils (also featuring Nicholas Wolterstorff, Alvin Plantinga, George Hunsinger, Amos Yong, Elizabeth Lewis Hall, Paul Moser, Craig Slane, Dariusz M. Bryćko, Brad Christerson, and Natasha Duquette); Biola University, La Mirada, CA

“Contingency and Faithfulness: Francis Alÿs and the (Re)presentation of St. Fabiola,” 2012 national conference for the Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art, Christianity and Latin American Art: Apprehension, Appropriation, Assimilation (in conjunction with 2012 CAA conference in Los Angeles); Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Contemporary Art Trends, full course lectures, Biola University

“Rift: A Meditation on Representational Painting,” California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
2009 “Constructions,” George Fox University, Newberg, OR

“Impasse: A Meditation on Representational Painting,” in conjunction with solo exhibition Impasse, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

“Is the B-I-B-L-E Making a Comeback in Popular Art?: Religious Belief and Contemporary Art,” featuring James Elkins, Ena Heller, and Jonathan Anderson, The Sandbox Monthly podcast, moderated & produced by Barak Wright

“Spatial Thinking: An Introduction to Art History,” Wheatstone Academy, La Mirada, CA
2008 “Groundings: A Meditation on Representational Painting,” in conjunction with solo exhibition Groundings, The 930 Art Gallery, Louisville, KY

“Impasse: A Meditation on Representational Painting,” Fire and Ice: Literary Paradox and the Search for Truth, Western Region Conference on Christianity & Literature, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

“On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art” and “Vocation and the Artist of Faith,” moderated panel discussions including James Elkins, Karen Kleinfelder, Daniel A. Siedell, Rachel Hostetter Smith, Roger Feldman, Christina Valentine; Biola University, La Mirada, CA