Other Talks Bo Has Given

 
 

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Publications, Presentations, and Conferences

 

“When Standing Tough Isn’t Enough: Becoming Anti-Fragile Disciples in the Modern Secular World,” St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center, Mankato, MN (April 12, 2018)

 

"Stemming the Tide: How to Keep Your Kids Catholic," Spring Training, St. Cecilia Church, Ames, IA (April 7th, 2018)

 

“Faith For the Journey: Iowa Catholic Men’s Conference,” Emcee, Panelist and Speaker, St. Francis Parish, West Des Moines, IA (March 10th, 2018) 

 

“The Communal Nature of Marriage,” Marriage Bowl, St. Boniface Catholic Community, Waukee, IA (February 9th, 2018)

 

“Chewing on God: Lectio Divina and the Delectable Nature of Scripture,” Inaugural Catholic Culture Series, Diocese of Des Moines (January 27th, 2018)  

 

“The Fitting Nature of the Sacraments,” Closing Address, “Memory & Mystery: Perspectives on the Sacred Liturgy,” Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, KS (November 17-18, 2017)

 

“God’s Furious Absent Hand: Our Age’s Unique Punishment As The Condition Of Confession’s Mercy,” Breakout Session, “Memory & Mystery: Perspectives on the Sacred Liturgy,” Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, KS (November 17-18, 2017)

 

“Antifragile Leadership,” Ames Catholic Community Stephen Ministry Meeting (November 6th, 2017)

 

“Handing Over To Satan,” Church Life Journal, Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame (November 3rd, 2017)

 

“Chewing On God: Lectio Divina and the Delectable Nature of Scripture,” Oblate Day Talk, Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey, Hulbert, OK (October 14th, 2017)

 

“Notes on Different Religions Among Refugee Groups” with Dr. Joe Moravec, Refugee Summit @ Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA (October 6th, 2017)

 

“Mapping the Current Landscape of Millennial and the Church,” Millennial Panel, Priest Workshop for the Priests of the Diocese of Des Moines, Panelist, Omaha, NE (October 4th, 2017)

 

“Anti-Fragile Leadership and the Pro-Life Movement” with Dr. Bud Marr, Iowans For Life Board Meeting, Des Moines, IA (July 22nd, 2017)

 

“The Fitting Nature of the Sacraments,” Church Life Journal, Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame (April 20th, 2017)

 

“Alms and Stewardship,” Man-Up of Ames, Ames, IA (April 17th, 2017)

 

“Jesus Turns His Face Toward Jerusalem: Lenten Reflections” with Dr. Bud Marr and Katie Patrizio, All Saints Catholic Church, Stuart, IA (April 9th, 2017)

 

“Nurses in the War of All Against All: Why Giving Alternatives to Hobbes Helps Saves Lives,” with Dr. Bud Marr, Leisure and Labor Conference, St. Gregory’s University, Shawnee, OK (March 20th, 2017)

 

“Diversity in Healthcare Professions: A Catholic Higher Education Imperative,” with Dr. Bud Marr, Dr. Beth A. Brooks, and Dr. Barbara Q. Decker, Proceedings of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting, (January 28th, 2017)  

 

“Purifying the Passions through Wonder: Why Children should read Homer & Virgil” and “Chewing on God: Scripture, Prayer, and Lectio Divina” Catholic Culture Conference, Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, KS. (April 17th – 18th, 2016)

 

“Care for the Earth - Pope Francis's Laudato Si and Living with the Lay of the Land,” The LEAD Series, Newman University (April 8th, 2016)

 

“On the Holy Mass,” Leadership Retreat for Blessed Sacrament Parish, Wichita, KS (January 9th, 2016)

 

“Beatitude,” Retreat for St. Vincent de Paul Society of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Wichita, KS (October 17th, 2015)

 

“On Being A Philosopher,” Convocation Talk, Northfield High School, Wichita, KS (October 15th, 2015)

 

“The Sources of Catholic Morality,” Spiritual Life Center Theology Institute, Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, KS (September 26th, October 31st, and December 9th, 2015)

 

“Chewing On God: Lectio Divina and the Life of Prayer,” Parish Renewal Talk, St. Elizabeth Anne Seaton Parish, Wichita, KS (August 26th, 2015)

 

“The Holy Family at St. Joseph’s Deathbed: Why A Convert Found the Catholic Teaching on Death Appealing,” 7th Renewed and Empowered in the Holy Spirit Conference, All Saints Parish, Wichita, KS (August 22nd, 2015)

 

“Presentations Regarding the History of Catholic Art,” Midwest Catholic Family Conference (August 8th-9th, 2015)

 

“The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Reprise,” CIT/NSP Summer Symposium, Newman University, (August 3rd, 2015)

 

“Tolkien and the Unsurpassable Music of Creation,” Breakout session, 1st Annual Inklings Festival, Eighth Day Institute, Wichita, KS (July 18th, 2015)

 

“Tradition & Hope vs. Progress & Optimism” and “Wise as Doves and Innocent as Serpents? On Making Easy Targets of Our Children,” Catholic Culture Conference, Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, KS. (April 17th – 18th, 2015)

 

“Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales,” Desert Island Book Presentation, Dugan Library, Newman University (April 14th, 2015)

 

Lectio Divina Booklet: St. Mark,” Blessed Sacrament Resource for Book Club (Spring 2015)

 

“Lent With the Saints,” Series on Lent at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (Lent 2015) 

 

“Study Tips with Bo Bonner, ARC Director,” Video for Newman University Advancement (Spring 2015)

 

“St. Thomas Aquinas, Hero,” Hall of Men, Eighth Day Institute (February 12th, 2015)

 

“Wisdom and the Unknown: Framing Questions over Providing Answers in Dogmatic Traditions,” Tulsa University (February 2nd, 2015)

 

“Dinner With The Doctors: St. Thomas Aquinas,” Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, KS (January 28th, 2015)

 

“Drinking Will Save the World (If Done Beautifully!): The Narrow Road vs. The Broad Road,” St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center (January 25th, 2015)

 

“Purifying the Passions through Wonder: Why Children Should Read Homer and Virgil,” Breakout Session, 5th Annual Eighth Day Symposium (January 17th, 2015)

 

“Locusts and Candy Canes: Four Advent Lectures,” Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (December 2014)

 

“Advent,” St. Joseph Catholic Church of Andale CYO (November 19th, 2014)

 

“Drinking Will Save the World (If Done Beautifully): Part II” Theology on Tap, Wichita, KS (November, 11th, 2014)

 

KanAhead (The Kansas affiliate of the Association of Higher Education and Disability) Fall Conference, Kansas State University (October 17th, 2014)

 

ATIXA (Association of Title IX Administrators) Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Course, Phoenix, AZ (September 17th through 19th, 2014) 

 

“Presentations on Von Balthasar and the Descent Into Hell.” Newman University Masters Theology Program Intensive Weekend (September 13th, 2014) 

 

“Philosophy for Catechists: Cultivating a Christian Worldview,” 2014 Catechetical Fair, Diocese of Wichita (August 23rd and 24th, 2014) 

 

“Drinking Will Save the World (If Done Beautifully): The Narrow Vs. The Wide Road,” Theology on Tap, Hutchinson, KS (August, 19th, 2014) 

 

“The Catholic Intellectual Tradition,” CIT/NSP Summer Symposium, Newman University, (August 4th, 2014)

 

“Introductory Talks on the Summa.” Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, KS (July 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 2014) 

 

“Lectures on Prayer for Men’s Group.” Blessed Sacrament Parish, Wichita, KS (April 12th, 2014) 

 

“Lenten Lectures to Metro Serra Club.” Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, KS (March 18th, 2014)

 

“Lenten Lecture to Catholic Youth Organization.” St. Joseph Parish, Andale, KS (March 11th, 2014)

 

“Lenten Lecture on Fasting and Almsgiving.” St. Thomas Parish, Wichita, KS (March 8th, 2014)

 

“Lenten Lecture on Almsgiving.” St. Mark Parish, St. Marks, KS (March 4th, 2014)

 

“Questions on Religious Liberty” with Michael Mayans. St. Catherine’s Parish, Wichita, KS (February 16th, 2014)

 

“The Holy Name of Jesus.” St. James Parish, Augusta, KS (January 12th, 2014)

 

“Why Philosophy Matters”: Lecture on Philosophy for Laity. St. Patrick Parish, Chanute, KS (December 8th, 2013)

 

“Lecture on Advent and the Apocalypse.” St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Wichita, KS. (December 7th, 2013)

 

“Lectures on Faith and Reason.” Presentations for the Regan Institute, Diocese of Wichita (November 25th and 26th, 2013)

 

“Four Lectures on the Life of St. Matthew and Its Bearing On His Gospel.” St. Mark’s Parish, St. Mark, KS. (October 23rd, 30th, November 6th and 13th, 2013)

 

“Selections from ‘A Pantheon For the Book,’” Book reading for the book Timely…Timeless: Twenty-Five Years at Eighth Day Books. (October 26th, 2013)

 

“A Pantheon For the Book,” Chapter from the book Timely…Timeless: Twenty-Five Years at Eighth Day Books. Published October 25th, 2013.

 

Religious Liberty Summit Attendee, Kansas City, MO (September 21st, 2013).

 

Philosophical and Political Aspects Of Religious Freedom In Light of Recent Events. Two Lectures, St. John Clonmel Parish, Clonmel, KS. (June 30th, 2013) 

 

Four Lectures on the Life of St. Luke and Its Bearing On His Gospel. St. Mark’s Parish, St. Mark, KS (June 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, 2013) 

 

“Philosophy for the Pews; Faith and Reason in Catholic life.” Presentation for the Regan Institute, Diocese of Wichita (November 2012)

 

"Sacrifice and Simplicity: The Poetic Nature of the Oblate Life." Talk delivered for Oblate Weekend at Our Lady of Clear Creek Monastery, Lost City, OK (September 2012)

 

John Senior Colloquium participant, Our Lady of Clear Creek Monastery, Lost City, OK (August 2011)

 

“‘Do Not Regard Me, Please, as a Law-Breaker’: The Exhaustion of Binaries in Oedipus at Colonus,” 21stAnnual SISSI conference, “The Image of the Outlaw in Literature, Media and Society,” (March 19, 2011)

 

Attendee, “Freedom and Authority in the Ancient and Medieval World,” Koch Foundation Reading group at Tulsa University, lead by Dr. Russell Hittinger and Dr. Jacob Howland (September – November 2009)

 

Editorial Article published in Sixthirtyone, University of Tulsa Student Newspaper (March 2008)

 

“Opening remarks in Session 2” Chair, Wester Conference, OBU (2007)

 

“Christian Humanism and the Drama of Nothingness: A Catholic and Orthodox Account of Atheist Nihilism.”  Lecture for “Friends of the Forms,” Dept. of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University.  (Sept. 6, 2006)

 

Interviewed for Television, Fox 25 Evening News, Oklahoma City, OK Fox Broadcasting Affiliate, Special Report on “Exorcism” (October 2006)