Speaking

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Over the last decade or so I have spoken on various topics at numerous events. I am available for teaching and speaking on topics concerning Christian theology, apologetics, and philosophy of religion, as well as movies, music, and other fun things. If you are interested in having me speak at your venue you can email me at:

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General Topics

  • Christian Apologetics (Defending the Faith)
  • Explaining Catholicism to Protestants
  • My Catholic Conversion
  • How to Study the Bible
  • Discovering God’s Will
  • Understanding a Movie’s Message
  • Interpreting the Book of Revelation
  • New Religious Movements (e.g., Mormonism / Jehovah’s Witnesses)

Specific Subjects

Various speaking venues are listed below along with the subject of the talk / discussion. Bold text indicates the first time I spoke on a particular subject.

Conference Presentations

  • 2017 Sacramento Apologetics Boot Camp – Logic
  • 2015 Evangelical Philosophical Society National Conference – Christian Businesspeople, Gay Weddings, and the Ethics of Cooperation in Wrongdoing
  • 2012 National Conference on Christian Apologetics – Christianity Without the Bible: Apologetics for the New Atheism
  • 2011 National Conference on Christian Apologetics: The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 NC Regional Christian Apologetics Conference: The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Ready for Answers Apologetics Conference: The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 California Christian Apologetics Conference: The Message Behind the MovieAnswering Jehovah’s Witnesses Using Their Own Bible
  • 2009 National Apologetics Conference – The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2008 National Conference on Spiritual Discernment: The Message Behind the Music
  • 2008 California Christian Apologetics Conference: Analogical God Talk & How NOT to Study Your Bible
  • 2008 National Conference on Christian Apologetics: Answering Jehovah’s Witnesses Using Their Own Bible
  • 2007 Spiritual Counterfeits Conference: The Impossibility of the Mormon God
  • 2007 California Christian Apologetics Conference: Eschatological Apologetics, & Secular Music and the Christian
  • 2006 Spiritual Counterfeits Conference: Seventh-day Adventism – Cultists or Christians?
  • 2006 California Christian Apologetics Conference: Hollywood Discernment & Tactical Evangelism
  • 2005 National Apologetics Conference: Discerning Music’s Message (aka The Message Behind the Music)
  • 2004 Evangelical Theological Society –  Paper: “The Hermeneutics of Eschatology: Preterism and Dispensationalism Compared”
  • 2004 National Apologetics Conference: Hollywood Apologetics (aka The Message Behind the Movie)

Talks, Interviews, & Debates

  • 2017 “Kresta in the Afternoon” on Ave Maria Radio – Evangelical Exodus
  • 2016 Catholic Professional and Business Club of Modesto – Conversion and Education
  • 2016 The Journey Home TV show with Marcus Grodi – My Conversion to Catholicism
  • 2016 Mater Dei Radio interview with Dina Marie Hale – Evangelical Exodus
  • 2016 “Jon Leonetti in the Morning” Iowa Catholic Radio – Evangelical Exodus
  • 2016 National Catholic Register interview with Kathy Schiffer – Evangelical Exodus
  • 2016 “Seize the Day w/Gus Lloyd” – Evangelical Exodus
  • 2016 Catholic Answers: “Focus” – Evangelical Exodus
  • 2016 Spirit Catholic Radio: “Spirit Morning” – Evangelical Exodus
  • 2016 Relevant Radio: “On Call with Wendy Wiese” – Evangelical Exodus
  • 2016 Radio Maria: “Meet the Author” – Evangelical Exodus
  • 2016 Redeemer Radio: “Redeemer Mornings” – Evangelical Exodus
  • 2016 Redeemer Radio: “Faithworks” – Evangelical Exodus
  • 2016 The Son Rise Morning Show – Evangelical Exodus
  • 2016 Mercy Unwrapped with Kristine Franklin – Catholic Conversion
  • 2015 Theology Matters podcast debate – Purgatory
  • 2015 Ratio Christi UNC Chapel Hill – Natural Law and Sexual Ethics
  • 2015 Ratio Christi UNCG – God Talk
  • 2014 Theology Matters podcast debate- Justification
  • 2014 Seize the Day w/Gus Lloyd – “Why This Evangelical Professor is Considering Rome”
  • 2014 Rob Kasper AM 980 KKMS Christian Talk Radio –  Evangelistic Apologetics
  • 2013 Bob Ducko Radio Show – Message Behind the Movie
  • 2013 Covenant Classical School: The Message Behind the Movies
  • 2012 King of Kings Anglican Church: The LOGOS of God
  • 2011 Southern Evangelical Seminary SGA: “Weaknesses in Evangelical Witness”
  • 2011 American Family Radio): The Message Behind the Movies
  • 2010 Fresno, CA (Trinity Southern Baptist Church): The Message Behind the Movies
  • 2010 Grace Community Church: The Message Behind the Movies and Faith and Philosophy
  • 2010 Macedonia Evangelical Church: Life: Why Are We Still Here?
  • 2010 Waxhaw Bible Church: The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2010 Southern Evangelical Seminary Movie Discussion (Out of the Ashes): “How to Watch a Movie part 2” 
  • 2009 College Retreat: How Not to Study Your Bible
  • 2009 Ratio Christi UNCC: Answering the New World Translation
  • 2009 Lower Creek Baptist Church on The Message Behind the Movie.
  • 2009 Bethlehem Church in Gastonia on Deeper: Is Christianity True?
  • 2009 Stand For Truth Ministries KFAX AM1100, 8:30pm – The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Moody Pastor’s Conference: The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Janet Parshall “Talking It Over” show from 12 to 1pm (EST) The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Bob Dutko show at 2:35-3:05pm (EST): The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Bethlehem Church – Deeper: How NOT to Study Your Bible!
  • 2009 Janet Parshall America: 2pm-3pm (EST): The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Paul Clayton show: 10:05am (EST): The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Southbrook Church (Monroe Campus) – Is Jesus the Only Way?
  • 2009 Summit Ministries 7pm – Countering the Cults
  • 2009 The Morning Show with Sondra McCarty  10am (EST): The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 TCT Alive! TV show (airs later) – Interview on The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Stand Your Ground Teen Conference: Speaking of God
  • 2009 Chad Bressonshow Interview on The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Chris Shenk radio show – The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Cross Examined – Frank Turek 11-12am (EST) – The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Tara Lopez: The Morning Show 8:30am – The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Dan Royale show Interview 11:30am – The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Diane Summers (KFUO) 5-6pm – The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Deborah Gustafson Interview 10am – The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Sound Rezn Radio Show – The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Youth Apologetics Conference – The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Crosswalk Interview – The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 Sound Rezn Radio Show – Reaching Youth for Jesus
  • 2009 Sound Rezn Radio Show – Answering Word Faith Teachings
  • 2009 Radio interview with Luis Matos The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2009 SES – Movie Discussion Night (Dead Poets Society)
  • 2009 SES – Chapel: Is This The End? (And what should we do if it is?)
  • 2009 Radio Interview with Mark Mellinger (pre-recorded)
  • 2009 Sound Rezn Radio Show – The Message Behind the Movie
  • 2008 Church Movie Discussion Group
  • 2008 SES Philosophy Club: Eschatology Overview Truth for a New Generation: Basic Apologetics
  • 2008 Trinity Baptist Church: Discovering God’s Will
  • 2008 T.E.A.M.: The Message Behind the Movies, Defending Your Faith
  • 2008 Church Plenary Session: “My Friend is a Mormon”
  • 2008 Stand Your Ground Youth Apologetics Conference – Basic Apologetics
  • 2008 Trinity Baptist Church: “The Truth War”
  • 2008 Trinity Baptist Church: Countering the Cults
  • 2007 Harmony Baptist Church: Hollywood Discernment
  • 2007 Farmington Baptist Church: Tactical Evangelism
  • 2007 Stand Your Ground (Youth Apologetics Conference): Hollywood Discernment
  • 2007 First Slavic Church: Tactical Evangelism
  • 2006 Southern Evangelical Seminary Chapel: On Everest and Excellence
  • 2006 Institute for Biblical Studies: Survey of Bible Doctrine
  • 2006 Spiritual Counterfeits Conference: Seventh-day Adventism – Cultists or Christians?
  • 2006 The Foundry: Hollywood Discernment
  • 2006 College of the Ozarks: Hollywood Discernment
  • 2006 Woodlawn Baptist Church: Hollywood Discernment
  • 2005 Pitts Baptist Church – The Attributes of God
  • 2005 Weddington United Methodist Church – Mock Debate over Evolution
  • 2005 Southern Evangelical Seminary – Simplicity
  • 2005 Weddington United Methodist Church – Tactical Evangelism
  • 2005 Westminster Presbyterian Church: Hollywood Apologetics
  • 2005 Giving An Answer TV Program: Decision Making and God’s Will
  • 2004 Coalition of Prison Evangelists: Worldview Apologetics
  • 2004 Nadir Ahmed Debate (Examine the Truth) – “Life within the Limits of Biblical and Islamic Morality”
  • 2004 Wolf Mountain Summer Camp: Apologetics
  • 2004 Giving An Answer TV Program: Hollywood Discernment
  • 2004 Cornerstone Baptist Church: Cults
  • 2004 IVY Jungle: Hollywood Apologetics
  • 2003 Mercy Drops Online Course: Apologetics
  • 2003 Mercy Drops Online Course: Cults
  • 2003 Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Apologetics / Cults
  • 2002 Circe Institute for Home School Education: Tactical Apologetics
  • 2001 Debate held at Southern Evangelical Seminary – “Lordship Salvation vs. Free Grace”