doctorsutton speaks

I am drawn to teaching through speech and would be glad to present to your group. Please contact me if you are interested in learning Catholic theology from a ninjistu-style trinitarian theologian.

Ka-pow, the beatific vision.

My speaking projects:

  • “The Beauty of Holy Saturday: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Compelling Theology of Beauty as Presence,” presented at Inter-Disciplinary.Net Scholarly Conference “Beauty: Exploring Critical Issues, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, United Kingdom, September 15, 2013

  • "God's Compassion for Our Suffering," presented at St. John's University Three Things Talks, March 19, 2013

  • "Freedom to Love and the Theology of Mary," presented as a public lecture at Heart’s Home USA, Brooklyn, NY on September 29, 2012

  • “On the Possibility of Theo-Drama: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Theology of Jesus Christ as the Final Concrete Universal,” presented at Theatrical Theology Conference, University of St. Andrew's, Scotland, August 16, 2012

  • "Pentecost and the Freedom to Belong," presented as a public lecture at Heart’s Home USA, Brooklyn, NY on May 27, 2012

  • “Love and Do What You Will,” presented at Cafe de Paul, February 13, 2012

  • What is a Saint?” presented at St. John’s University Three Things Talks, November 19, 2011

  • “Does Time Heal All Wounds?: Time, Suffering, and Eternity in the Twentieth-Century Christian Mysticism of Adrienne Von Speyr,” presented at Inter-disciplinary.Net scholarly conference “Making Sense of Suffering,” Prague, Czech Republic, November 10, 2011

  • “Modern Places of Marian Devotion: Fatima, Medjugorje, and Kibeho” presented at St. John’s University Three Things Talks, April 16, 2011

  • “Christian Simplicity and the Confessional Attitude,” presented at Immaculate Conception Church, Jamaica Estates, NY, April 6, 2011

  • “Sex in the City of God” presented at St. John’s University Campus Ministry Event Café de Paul, March 23, 2011

  • “Orientation to Adrienne von Speyr and Her Theology of Confession,” presented at Heart’s Home Orientation for their International Volunteers on October 23, 2010 and February 19, 2011

  • “Introduction to Adrienne von Speyr and Her Theology of Confession” presented at Heart’s Home USA Orientation for International Volunteers, February 19, 2011

  • “Does God Suffer?: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Theology of Holy Saturday,” presented at Inter-disciplinary.Net scholarly conference “Making Sense of Suffering,” Prague, Czech Republic, November 11, 2010

  • “Introduction to Adrienne von Speyr and Her Theology of Confession” presented at Heart’s Home USA Orientation for International Volunteers, October 9, 2010

  • “Our Finitude Encounters the Trinity’s Infinitude: Orientation to Adrienne von Speyr” presented at Heart’s Home USA Orientation for International Volunteers, June 17, 2010

  • “Encountering a Consistent Taxonomy of the Trinity: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Theology of the Trinitarian Inversion and Reversion,” presented at College Theology Society, University of Portland, OR, June 5, 2010

  • “How to Do God’s Will: Lessons from Isaiah” presented to Immaculate Conception Church, Jamaica Estates, NY, March 17, 2010

  • “Retrieval of Fatherhood through a Retrieval of Faith in God the Father,” presented at University Faculty for Life Annual Conference, University of St. Thomas Law School, Minneapolis, MN, June 6, 2009

  • “Paul’s Theology of Charism and the Ecclesial Relationship between Hans Urs von Balthasar and Adrienne von Speyr,” presented at College Theology Society, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, ID, May 30, 2009

  • “Augustine’s Confessions: A Restless Heart Seeks Rest in God” presented to St. John’s Faculty Book Circle, April 2, 2009

  • “The Spirituality of the Desert in the Desert Fathers and our Lives Today” presented to Immaculate Conception Church, Jamaica Estates, NY, March 11, 2009

  • “The Ecclesial Relationship between the Theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Mystic Adrienne von Speyr,” presented to Theta Alpha Kappa Theology Honors Society and the Faculty of the St. John’s University Department of Theology and Religious Studies, February 12, 2009

  • “Life is Beautiful: A Theological-Aesthetic Argument for Life,” presented at the University Faculty for Life Conference, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, May 30-June 1, 2008

  • “Does God Need the Pope? A Presentation and Conversation about the Papacy, Benedict XVI, and America,” presented to the Fides et Ratio student group, April 21, 2008

  • “Catholic Teachings about Mary,” presented to the Fides et Ratio student group, January 28, 2008

  • “The Trinity according to Hans Urs von Balthasar and Adrienne von Speyr,” presented to the graduate course on the Trinity, School of Theology, St. John’s University, November 5, 2007

  • “Obedience as Imitation of Christ,” presented to the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus, May 13, 2007

  • “Mother Teresa: A Documentary and Conversation,” presented to the Fides et Ratio student group, November 2, 2007

  • “The Generation Searching for a Beautiful Family: A Roman Catholic, Generation X Vision of Ecumenism,” presented at the “Catholic / Pentecostal Dialogue: Young Theologians on Ecumenism,” Society for Pentecostal Studies Conference, Southeastern College, Lakeland, FL, March 14, 2002

  • “The Catholic Response to Mormonism,” presented to the Bellarmine Society student group, April 9, 2002