1. "Bonhoeffer's Incarnational Humanism." Paper presented at the International Bonhoeffer Conference titled "Perspectives on Bonhoeffer" in Wraclaw, Poland, April 8, 2015.
  2. "Spiritual Interpretation After Modernity: A Response to Edith Humphrey." Paper presented at The Paradosis Center of John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR, September 27, 2014.
  3. "Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism and 'a world come of age'." Paper presented at the 17th Dietrich Bonhoeffer Lectures on Public Ethics, Regent College and the Vancouver School of Theology, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 1-3, 2014.
  4. “Poison or Antidote? Hermeneutics, Religion and Dangerous Knowledge.” Three lectures invited by the University Salzburg on the theme of “Dangerous Knowledge,” Salzburg, Austria, August 6-12, 2013.
  5. “The Creative Challenge of Christian Humanism for Western Culture.” Paper presented as a visiting scholar for the Graduate & Faculty Christian Forum at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 27, 2013.
  6. “Irren ist menschlich?: Heideggers Mißverständnis des Humanismus.” Invited lecture at the Vallendar Kolloquium zur Geschichte der Philosophie, Koblenz, Germany, December 13-16, 2012.
  7. “Christian Humanism: The True Foundation of the Liberal Arts.” Lecture at Trinity Western University as part of the Christian Humanism and Higher Education lecture series, Langley, British Columbia, October 15, 2012.
  8. “Realistic Responsibility. Religion as the Foundation for Democratic Societies.” Paper presented at the International Bonhoeffer Conference, Putting a Spoke in the Wheel: The Political in Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Theology, Sigtuna, Sweden, June 30, 2012.
  9. “‘For he was made human so that we may be made divine’: The Importance of Christological Anthropology.” Paper presented at the Wilken Colloquium, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, March 4, 2012.
  10. “Being Human, Becoming Human: Christian Humanism and Western Culture.” Invited lecture for the Salzburg Institute of Gordon College Symposium: The Return of the Repressed? Intersections of Religion and Culture Today, Gordon College, Boston, Massachusetts, November 5, 2011.
  11. “Christian Humanism as a Foundation of Western Culture.” Paper presented at the ISEI Conference on Christian Humanism in Economics and Business, Barcelona, Spain, October 24, 2011.
  12. “Reading the Book of the Church: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christological Exegesis.” Paper presented at ecumenical conference Heaven on Earth: The Future of Spiritual Interpretation, Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, September 17, 2011.
  13. “Menschsein, Menschwerden: Die humanistischen Wurzeln westlicher Kultur” Invited lecture at University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, July 20, 2011.
  14. Response to Supreme Court Judge Rothstein given during a panel discussion at the British Columbia Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, March 25, 2011.
  15. “The Need for Religious Humanism: Interpreting Western Culture” and “In God’s Image: Recovering Christian Humanism.” Papers presented at the Honeyman Memorial Lectures, Tyndale University College, Toronto, Ontario, March 10, 2010.
  16. “Nietzsche, Derrida, Lyotard: Is There A Permament Crisis in Meaning?” Invited lecture at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 2010.
  17. “Bonhoeffer’s Christological Humanism.” Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, November 22, 2009.
  18. “Christlicher Humanismus in Paulus’ Römerbrief.” Paper presented at the first Bi-Annual Conference on Philosophy and Theological Exegesis: Between Golgatha and Areopagus, Katholische Akademie, Hamburg, Germany, October 10, 2009.
  19. “Christian Reasoning: An Introduction.” Paper presented at the Christian Reasoning Conference, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, October 21, 2008.
  20. “Bonhoeffer’s Christian Humanism in Philosophical and Theological Context.” Invited lecture at the Annual International Bonhoeffer Conference, Prague, Czechoslovakia, July 22, 2008.
  21. “Paul’s Christology and the Limits of Philosophical Interpretation.” Invited lecture at St. Paul and Philosophy, Carey Hall Seminary, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 10, 2008.
  22. “Religion and Scholarship after Postmodernity.” Invited panel presentation for the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 31-June 8, 2008.
  23. “Martin Heidegger, Religion, and the Limits of Phenomenology.” Paper presented at the British Society for Phenomenology Annual Conference, Oxford, England, April 2008.
  24. “Richard Kearney and the Religious Turn of Literary Theory.” Invited lecture in response to Richard Kearney at the Symposium on Literary Theory, Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, British Columbia, March 15, 2008.
  25. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christological Hermeneutics.” Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, November 19, 2007.
  26. “A Theological Critique of Gianni Vattimo’s Incarnational Ontology.” Paper presented at the SPEP Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 10, 2007.
  27. “Being Human Together: Christian Humanism as Rational Theism.” Paper presented at the McGill Conference on God, Religion, and the Public, Montreal, Quebec, September 14, 2007.
  28. “Reflections on the Relevance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Hermeneutic for the 21st Century.” International Bonhoeffer Conference, Berlin, Germany, July 22, 2007.
  29. “Suffering Knowledge: An Incarnational Hermeneutic.” Keynote address at the Regional Conference of Christianity and Literature: Seeing through a Glass Darkly:Suffering, Sacred, and the Sublime, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, May 22, 2007.
  30. “The Passionate Intellect: Recovering Incarnational Humanism.” Invited public lecture at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 27, 2007.
  31. “Recapitulating Humanism: Incarnational Theology, Imago Dei, and the Humanities.” Paper presented at the Pruit Memorial Symposium, Baylor University, Waco, Texas: The World and Christian Imagination,November 10, 2006.
  32. “Hans-Georg Gadamer and Religious Transcendence.” Paper presented at the SPEP Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 12, 2006.
  33. “Return of the gods? Faith and Intellectual Culture ‘after’ Secularism.” Invited lecture for the Taylor Public Lecture Series on Religion and Culture, Taylor University College, Edmonton, Alberta, September 28, 2006.
  34. “What Are Critics For? Heidegger and Literary Theory.” Invited lecture at the International Heidegger Conference, Meßkirch, Germany, May 24, 2006. 
  35. “Do Poets Still Belong? Heidegger and the Future of Literary Theory.” Paper presented at the Verge Interdisciplinary Arts Conference, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, May 5, 2006.
  36. “Suffering with the World: The Continuing Relevance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Theology.” Invited lecture (recorded publication) at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, February 18, 2006.
  37. “Heidegger and the Limits of Phenomenology.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 22, 2005.
  38. “The Ethics of Philosophical Hermeneutics and the Challenge of Religious Transcendence.” Paper presented at the International Symposium for Hermeneutics, Freiburg, Germany, July 11, 2005.
  39. “One University Under God: the Religious Future of Literary Theory.” Paper presented at the Canadian Congress of Human and Social Sciences (Christian Literature Study Group), University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, May 29, 2005.
  40. “Between the Times: the Church’s Political Vocation in Eschatological Perspective.” Paper presented at the Canadian Congress (Canadian Evangelical Theological Association), University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, May 28, 2005.
  41. “Being in Time: The Interpretive Nature of the Christian Faith.” Invited presentation at the University of British Columbia (recorded publication), Vancouver, British Columbia, March 22, 2005.
  42. “Hermeneutics of the Christian Faith: Karl Barth and the Scriptures.” Invited presentation to students and faculty of religious philosophy at Albert Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg Germany, November 17, 2004.
  43. “Theology and the Crisis of Humanism.” Response to James Reimer given at a discussion panel on Theology and the University, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, September 21, 2004.
  44. “Recovering Aesthetics after Levinas.” Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Meaning Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, July 27, 2004.
  45. “The Inhumanity of Being: Subjectivity in Heidegger and Levinas.” Paper presented at the Nietzsche and Heidegger Conference, Meßkirch, Germany, May 26, 2004.
  46. “Nature and Grace or Participation and Incarnation: A Reformational Critique of Participation in Radical Orthodoxy.” Paper presented at the Radical Orthodoxy Conference, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 2003.
  47. “Deconstruction, Hermeneutics, and Self-Knowledge.” Paper presented at the International Gadamer Conference, Freiburg, Germany,June 2003.
  48. “The Future of Literary Theory.” Paper presented at the Christianity and Literature Conference, CGLS Halifax, May 2003.
  49. “Radical Orthodoxy.” Canadian Evangelical Theological Association, CGLS Halifax, May 2003.
  50. “Back to the Future: Toward Subjectivity in the Human Sciences.” Paper presented at the 7th Annual Symposium on Interdisciplinarity: Imagining Subjectivies, University British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 2003.
  51. “Hermeneutics in Historical Context.” Paper presented at the 7th Annual Symposium on Interdisciplinarity: Imagining Subjectivies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 2003.
  52. “Know Thyself: Neohumanism, Self-knowledge and Ethics.” Paper presented at the Illumination Conference (Radical Orthodoxy), Oxford, England, July 2002.
  53. “Neohumanism, Philosophy, and Theology.” Paper presented at the Neohumanism Network Colloquium, Oxford, England, July 2002.
  54. “Neohumanist Manifesto.” Paper presented at the Peter Wall Beyond Postmodernism Workshop, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 2002.
  55. “Levinas, Hermeneutics, and Ethics.” Paper presented at the Conference of the Association for Moral Education, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2001.
  56. “Metaphysician in the Dark: The Work of Simon Critchley.” Paper presented at the Conference on Neohumanism, St. Deiniol’s, Wales/England, June 2001.
  57. “Hermeneutics and Neohumanism.” Paper presented at the Conference on Neohumanism, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, June 2000.
  58. “Meaning, Ethics, and Hermeneutics.” Paper presented at the Meaning Conference, Richmond, British Columbia, June 2000.
  59. “Humanism and the University.” Paper presented at the Institutional Readings Conference: Towards a Cultural Understanding, University of British Columbia (Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies), Vancouver, British Columbia, March 2000.
  60. “John Owen’s Relational Hermeneutics.” Paper presented at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, October 1999.
  61. “The Silencing of the Word: Philosophical Hermeneutics and Theology.” Paper presented at the NATFHE Conference, Roehampton Institute, London, England, July 1999.
  62. “Trusting the Word: Language, Communicative Ethics and Literature.” Paper presented at Canadian Learneds, Sherbrooke University Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, June 1999.
  63. “Pie in the Sky or Heaven on Earth: Christianopolis and Christian Reform.” Paper presented at the Unreal Cities Conference, University of British Columbia (Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies), Vancouver, British Columbia, September 1998.
  64. “Spinoza’s Legacy: The Anti-theological Traces of Spinoza’s Tractatus in Schleiermacher’s Hermeneutics.” Paper presented at the MLA Conference, Toronto, Ontario, December 1997.