Talks & Lectures

My academic talks typically focus on Revelation, a book that many describe as “mysterious.” I eagerly embrace the chance to make the book not so mysterious, even though I don’t want to diminish the power of a book that has captured the imaginations of people across time and space! When presenting about Revelation, I highlight the book’s visionary and visual nature, using art from different centuries and cultures, as well as images of ancient artifacts and archeological sites. Specific lecture topics include Revelation’s gendered imagery, Revelation and Roman masculinity, Revelation as a response to the claims of Empire, Revelation in art, and Queer interpretation of Revelation.

I happily speak in person or remotely. Even if you don’t have an honorarium budget, please feel free to contact me.

Teaching Elon students in the Roman Colosseum

Places I have presented and lectured, include Candler School of Theology, Denison Univerity, Duke University, Iliff School of Theology, Maryville College, Pilgrim School of Theology (Australia), St. Andrews (Scotland), Trinity University (San Antonio), UNC Charlotte, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest School of Divinity.

Sample Talks

(If you use one of the following lectures for a class or in another setting, please let me know. Thank you.)

Queering the Bible/ Reading Revelation from Outside

Reading Gender and Sex in Revelation: A Queer Feminist Approach

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