Scott D. G. Ventureyra

Academic Curriculum Vitae

education

2017 Ph.D. Theology. Carleton University-Dominican University College, Ottawa, ON. Specialization: Philosophical Theology; Science-Theology Interaction Dissertation: “An Exploration of the Christian Conception of God and Creation in Understanding the Origin of Consciousness.” Thesis was supervised by theologian and philosopher Maxime Allard. On the defense panel, there were three philosophers and two theologians. The thesis interfaced science, theology, and philosophy. The external examiners included philosopher William Sweet and theologian Paul Allen.

2009 Master of Theology. University of Ottawa-Saint Paul University, Ottawa, ON. Specialization: Systematic and Historical Theology; Science-Theology Interaction. Thesis: “Theology’s Fruitful Contribution to the Natural Sciences: Robert Russell’s ‘Creative Mutual Interaction’ in Operation with Eschatology, Resurrection and Cosmology.” Thesis was supervised by systematic theologian James Pambrun.

2008 Bachelor of Theology. University of Ottawa-Saint Paul University, Ottawa, ON. Distinction: Cum Laude.

2006 Bachelor of Social Sciences. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON. Specialization: Honours Economics

2002 Bachelor of Arts. Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.

Honours & Awards

  • 2008-2009 Academic Excellence Award, Saint Paul University ($3,500)
  • 2012 Academic Bursary, Dominican University College Foundation ($1,000)
  • 2013 Academic Bursary, Dominican University College Foundation ($1,200)
  • 2013-2014 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Provincial Government, ($15,000)
  • 2014 Academic Bursary, Dominican University College Foundation ($1,000)
  • 2014-2015 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Provincial Government ($15,000)
  • 2015 Academic Bursary, Dominican University College Foundation ($1,500)
  • 2015-2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Provincial Government ($15,000)
  • 2016 Academic Bursary, Dominican University College Foundation ($ 1,000)
  • 2017 Academic Bursary, Dominican University College Foundation ($1,000)

Travel Stipends

  • 2015 Internal Travel Funding for conference, Dominican University College ($1,000)
  • 2016 Internal Travel Funding for conference, Dominican University College ($1,000)
  • 2017 Internal Travel Funding for conference, Dominican University College ($1,000)

Research Assistantship Work

2002: Carleton University. Assistant to Dr. Ramo Gencay (professor of Economics). I assisted Professor Gencay in gathering and organizing economic data into Excel spreadsheets.

2014-2017: Carleton University-Dominican University College, Assistant to Dr. Maxime Allard (President of Dominican University College and full professor of philosophy and theology) and other professors at the college.

September-December 2014:

I assisted Professor Allard in research for a course titled: “Pornography, here to stay? A Tentative Theological Approach,” (DTHY 4560). I created the bibliography for the course and provided various notes and materials to be presented and disseminated for the lectures.

January-April 2015:

  • I assisted Professor Allard in research for a course titled: “Prostitution and Pedophilia as Challenges to Theological Thought and Ecclesial Action,” (DTHY 4564).

September-December 2015:

  • I assisted Professor Emmanuel Durand (professor of systematic theology) in translating a scholarly article from French to English.
  • I assisted Professor Didier Caenepeel in translating various documents and researching issues related to end-of-life studies for a course titled “Ethical Matters in End-of-Life Situations” (DTHY 4581).

January-April 2016:

  • I assisted Professor Allard in miscellaneous research endeavours and administrative duties.

September-June 2017:

  • I assisted Professor Louis Roy with the indexing of his book The Three Dynamisms of Faith: Searching for Meaning, Fulfillment & Truth published with Catholic University of America Press.

PUBLICATIONS

Most, if not all, publications can be found on this website.

Books

On the Origin of Consciousness: An Exploration through the Lens of the Christian Conception of God and Creation. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2018. #1 in new Kindle releases on amazon.com in the religious studies–philosophy section (week of January 28, 2019).

The Safe Bet: The Presidential Case for Joseph Biden: A Brilliant Campaign and Forty-Seven Years of Unparalleled Dedication to the American People. Ottawa, Canada: True Freedom Press, 2020. #13 on amazon.ca in October of 2020.

COVID-19: A Dystopian Delusion: Examining the Machinations of Governments, Health Organizations, the Globalist Elites, Big Pharma, Big Tech, and the Legacy Media. Ottawa, Canada: True Freedom Press, 2022. I edited and wrote over 85% of this volume.

Making Sense of Nonsense: Navigating Through the West’s Current Quagmire. Ottawa, Canada: True Freedom Press, 2022. I edited and wrote 65% of this volume.

Beacons of Hope: A Thorough Examination into the Morality and Intelligence of Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland. Ottawa: True Freedom Press, 2022.

A Service for the People. Rick Mehta. Ottawa: True Freedom Press, 2023. I wrote the foreword and edited this book. This book has been unpublished on most platforms due to a number of unexpected difficulties with the author. (If you would like more details, feel free to contact me.)

Proven Innocence. Rick Mehta. Ottawa: True Freedom Press, forthcoming 2023. I edited this book. I also originally wrote a foreword to this book, which I may include on the website at some point. This book has been unpublished on most platforms due to a number of unexpected difficulties with the author. (If you would like more details, feel free to contact me.)

The Fernandes Guide to Apologetic Methodologies. Phil Fernandes. Ottawa: True Freedom Press, 2024. I edited this book. 

Why Teilhard de Chardin Matters is under contract with Wipf and Stock is set to be published in March 2025 (forthcoming).

Scholarly Publications

  • “Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s Unrelenting Nemesis: Wolfgang Smith and His Trenchant Critique of Teilhard’s ‘Scientific Theology’,” Science et Esprit 67:1 (2015): 107–120.
  • “The Women in the Book of Proverbs: Woman Wisdom versus Woman Folly,” The American Journal of Biblical Theology 16:24 (June 14, 2015).
  • “An analysis of St. Anselm’s De Casu Diaboli in Light of the Evolution of Thought on the Conceptualization of Satan and Demons Throughout History,” The American Journal of Biblical Theology 16:28 (July 12, 2015).
  • “Augustine as an Apologist: Is Confessions Apologetic in Nature?” The American Journal of Biblical Theology 16:32 (August 9, 2015).
  • “Warranted Scepticism? Putting the Center for Inquiry’s Rationale to the Test,” The American Journal of Biblical Theology 16:36 (September 6, 2015).
  • “Dembski’s Theodicy in Dialogue with Domning and Hellwig’s Original Selfishness: A Potentially Fruitful Approach to Understanding the Intersection of Evolution, Sin, Evil and the Fall,” The American Journal of Biblical Theology 16:39 (September 27, 2015).
  • “Science and Christian Spirituality: The Relationship between Christian Spirituality and Biological Evolution,” The American Journal of Biblical Theology 16:43 (October 25, 2015).
  • “The Liturgical Spirituality of Dom Virgil Michael,” The American Journal of Biblical Theology 17: 3 (January 17, 2016).
  • “The Sign of the Cross: How it is Made, its Origins, Development and Uses,” The American Journal of Biblical Theology 17:10 (March 6, 2016).
  • “The Origins, Development and Contemporary Significances of Early Christian Art,” The  American Journal of Biblical Theology 17:16 (April 17, 2016).
  • “Who is the God at the Heart of Suffering? An Exploration of Suffering as Caused by Natural and Moral Evil,” The American Journal of Biblical Theology 17:19 (May 8, 2016).
  • “The Cosmological Argument and the Place of Contestation in Philosophical Discourse: From Plato and Aristotle to Contemporary Debates,” Maritain Studies/Études maritainiennes 32 (2016): 51–71. https://doi.org/10.5840/maritain2016324.
  • “God’s Simplicity, Evolution and the Origin of Embodied Human Consciousness,” Maritain Studies/Études maritainiennes 32 (2016): 137–155. https://doi.org/10.5840/maritain2016329.
  • “The Psyche of the West: Christianity, Islam, Apologetics and the Human Person,” Maritain Studies/Études maritainiennes 33 (2017): 46–77. https://doi.org/10.5840/maritain2017334.
  • “Teilhard’s Dangerous Theological Errors,” Fidelitas: Journal of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars (Canada), Monsignor Vincent Foy Commemorative 10 (2017): 27–48.
  • “The Deconstruction of Deconstructionism: Peterson versus Derrida,” Philosophy, Culture, and Traditions 13 (2017): 171–194. https://doi.org/10.5840/pct20171311.
  • “Two Views on Justification by Faith: Luther & Maritain,” Maritain Studies/Études maritainiennes 34 (2018): 23–38. https://www.pdcnet.org/maritain/content/maritain_2018_0034_0023_0038. 
  • “The Sign of the Cross: How it is Made, its Origins, Development and Uses,” The Journal of Biblical Theology 2:2 (April–June 2019): 200–208.
  • “Who is the God at the Heart of Suffering? An Exploration of Suffering as Caused by Natural and Moral Evil,” The Journal of Biblical Theology 2:3 (July–September 2019): 81–94.
  • “John Philoponus Contra Aristotle: The Emergence of Consciousness in Light of Contemporary Cosmology and Philosophy,” Science et Esprit 72:1-2 (2020): 137–156.
  • “Science and Spiritual Christianity: The Relationship Between Christian Spirituality and Biological Evolution,” The Journal of Biblical Theology 3:2 (April–June 2020): 107–123.
  • “Warranted Skepticism? Putting the Center for Inquiry’s Rationale to the Test,” The Journal of Biblical Theology 3:3 (July–September 2020): 122-148.
  • “The Origins, Developments, and Contemporary Significances of Early Christian Art,” The Journal of Biblical Theology 3:4 (October–December 2020): 46–58.
  • “Augustine as an Apologist: Is Confessions Apologetic in Nature?” The Journal of Biblical Theology 4:2 (April–June 2021): 92–122.
  • “An Analysis of St. Anselm’s De Casu Diaboli in Light of the Evolution of Thought on the Conceptualization of Satan and Demons Throughout History,” The Journal of Biblical Theology 5:3 (July–September 2022): 137–166.
  • “Relinquishing Rights and Freedoms Under the Guise of Health Safety,” Maritain Studies/Études maritainiennes 38 (2022): 29–53. https://doi.org/10.5840/maritain2022383
  • “The Distinctiveness of the Human Person” in God’s Grandeur: The Catholic Case for Intelligent Design, ed. Ann Gauger, 137–147. (Manchester, New Hampshire: Sophia Institute Press, 2023).
  • “Thomas Aquinas’s Understanding of Faith and Reason: Jacques Maritain and Norman Geisler in Dialogue,” The American Journal of Biblical Theology, 24:38 (September 17, 2023).
  • “Thomas Aquinas’s Understanding of Faith and Reason: Jacques Maritain and Norman Geisler in Dialogue,” The Journal of Biblical Theology 6:4 (October–December 2023), 5–22.
  • “Dembski’s Theodicy in Dialogue with Domning and Hellwig’s Original Selfishness: A Potentially Fruitful Approach to Understanding the Intersection of Evolution, Sin, Evil and the Fall,” The Journal of Biblical Theology 7:2 (April-June 2024), pages unknown.
  • “The Liturgical Spirituality of Dom Virgil Michael,” The Journal of Biblical Theology 7:2 (April-June 2024), pages unknown.
  • “Truth, Intelligibility, and the Physical World,” Maritain Studies/Études maritainiennes 40 (2024): pages uknown.
  • “Junking the Myth,” Review of Jonathan Wells, The Myth of Junk DNA (2011), Canadian Observer 2:1 (winter 2012): 53–55.
  • “Overturning Stumbling Blocks,” Review of William Lane Craig and Joseph E. Gorra, A Reasonable Response Answers to Tough Questions on God, Christianity and the Bible (2013) Convivium: Faith in Our Common Life 3:14 (June/July 2014): 38–39. https://www.convivium.ca/articles/overturning-stumbling-blocks.
  • Eben Alexander, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife (2012), Science et Esprit 66:3 (2014): 473–475.
  • John C. Lennox, God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway? (2011) Science et Esprit 66:3 (2014): 486-490.
  • James Porter Moreland, The Soul: How We Know It’s Real and Why It Matters (2014), Science et Esprit 66:3 (2014): 490–494.
  • “Scratching the Surface,” Review of Alvin Plantinga, Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion & Naturalism (2011) Convivium: Faith in Our Common Life 3:16 (October/November 2014): 38–40. https://www.convivium.ca/articles/scratching-the-surface.
  • Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False (2012), Science et Esprit 67:1 (2015): 126–130.
  • “A Sign in Three Dreams,” Review of Nabeel Qureshi, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity (2014) Convivium: Faith in Our Common Life 4:18 (February/March 2015): 40-41. https://www.convivium.ca/articles/a-sign-in-three-dreams.
  • Norman L. Geisler and Daniel J. McCoy, The Atheist’s Fatal Flaw: Exposing Conflicting Beliefs (2014), Science et Esprit 67:2 (2015): 294–297.
  • Lee Spetner, The Evolution Revolution: Why Thinking People Are Rethinking the Theory of Evolution (2014), Science et Esprit 67:2 (2015): 297–303.
  • Thomas E. Woodward and James P. Gills, The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA (2012), Science et Esprit 67:2 (2015): 304–308.
  • Bill Nye, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 44:4 (December 2015): 547–549. https://doi.org/10.1177/0008429815605451f.
  • D. A. Carson, The Intolerance of Tolerance. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012, Science et Esprit 68:1 (2016): 133–137.
  • Robert Spencer, Not Peace but a Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam (2013), Catholic Insight (March 15, 2016). https://catholicinsight.com/not-peace-but-a-sword-the-great-chasm-between-christianity-and-islam/.
  • Gerald Rau, Mapping the Origins Debate: Six Models of the Beginning of Everything (2013), Science et Esprit 68:2–3 (2016): 404–409.
  • Richard M. Restak, The Big Questions: Mind (2012), Science et Esprit 68: 2-3 (2016): 409–413.
  • James R. White, What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an (2013), Science et Esprit 68:2–3 (2016): 436-440.
  • Nabeel Qureshi, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity (2014), Science et Esprit 69:1 (2017): 143–146.
  • William A. Dembski, Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Information (2014), Science et Esprit 69:2 (2017): 289–292.
  • Corey Miller and Paul Gould, eds., Is Faith in God Reasonable? Debates in Philosophy, Science and Rhetoric (2014) Science et Esprit 69:3 (2017): 447–451.
  • Brendan Sweetman, Evolution, Chance and God: Understanding the Relationship between Evolution and Religion (2015), Maritain Studies/Études maritainiennes 33 (2017): 161–167. https://doi.org/10.5840/maritain20173310.
  • Robert R. Reilly, The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis (2015) Maritain Studies/Études maritainiennes 33 (2017): 168–171. https://doi.org/10.5840/maritain20173311.
  • Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (2018), Crisis Magazine (April 20, 2018). https://www.crisismagazine.com/2018/two-views-jordan-petersons-12-rules-life.
  • L. Schellenberg, The Hiddenness Argument, Philosophy’s New Challenge to Belief in God (2017), Dialogue 57: 4 (2018): 909–911, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0012217317001007.
  • Robert H. Nelson, God? Very Probably: Five Rational Ways to Think about the Question of God (2015) Science et Esprit 71: 1 (2019): 129–132.

Forthcoming:

  • Joshua Farris, The Creation of Self: A Case for the Soul (2023), Science et Esprit 75: 2 (2024), pages unknown.
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Abstracts

• “The Origin of Consciousness: A Research Program for the Science-Theology Interaction,” The Science of Consciousness program book, abstract 99, (2016): 94–95. University of Arizona Center for Consciousness Studies. https://archive.consciousness.arizona.edu/documents/TSC2016_BOOK_of_Abstracts_final.pdf

• “Subjective Human Consciousness and Divine Consciousness,” The Science of Consciousness program book, abstract, (2017). University of Arizona Center for Consciousness Studies. https://consciousness.arizona.edu/documents/TSC2017AbstractBook-final-5.10.17-final.pdf

• “Information: The Key to Life and Consciousness?” The Science of Consciousness program book, abstract 83, (2018): 77–78. University of Arizona Center for Consciousness Studies. https://archive.consciousness.arizona.edu/documents/TSC2018AbstractBookfinal3.pdf.

• “Artificial Intelligence, the Nature of Consciousness, Information, Reality and the Possibility of the Afterlife,” The Science of Consciousness program book, abstract, (2020). University of Arizona Center for Consciousness Studies. https://eagle.sbs.arizona.edu/sc/abs_report_bysession.php?p=A.

Forthcoming:

 “Cosmopsychism’s Failure and the Teilhardian Solution,” The Science of Consciousness program book, abstract, (2024). University of Arizona Center for Consciousness Studies. https://eagle.sbs.arizona.edu/sc/abs_report_bysession.php?p=A.

Magazine Articles

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Newspaper Opinion Pieces

  • “Feeding the meter isn’t always a priority,” The Ottawa Citizen (August 5, 2018), A11.
  • “Universe out of nothing,” The Ottawa Citizen (April 29, 2009), A11.
  • “The recent approval of atheist bus ads…,” The Ottawa Sun (April 30, 2009).
  • “Rigorous Arguments,” The Ottawa Citizen (November 16, 2009), A13.
  • “Invocation of Fear,” The Ottawa Citizen (March 26, 2010), A11.
  • “Science Intersects with Theology,” The Ottawa Citizen (September 10, 2010), A13.
  • “Examine all claims, not just religious,” The Ottawa Citizen (December 4, 2010), A11.
  • “Finding Truth, Sans Fear,” The Ottawa Citizen (December 13, 2011), A8.
  • “The World Has Lost a Great Writer,” The National Post (December 17, 2011), A27.
  • “Mensa toddler should be allowed to flourish,” The Times Colonist (April 29, 2012), D3.
  • “Psychopathic Traits,” The Ottawa Citizen (June 1, 2012), A14.
  • “Dinesh’s Conspiracy,” The Ottawa Sun (November 6, 2012), A12.
  • “Plausible Answers?” The Ottawa Citizen (November 12, 2012), A12.
  • “Complex Faith and Reason,” The Ottawa Citizen (December 28, 2012), A11.
  • “City Potholes Damage Vehicles, Pocketbook,” The Ottawa Citizen (January 21, 2013), A8.
  • “Covering Education Costs,” The Ottawa Citizen (February 5, 2014), A10.
  • “Nuances missed in debate over creationism,” The Toronto Star (February 10, 2014), A10.
  • “Third Eye Blind exhibits longevity,” The Ottawa Citizen (July 15, 2014), C5.
  • “Fear Depends,” The Ottawa Sun (February 25, 2017).
  • “Stay on God’s path to avoid our disposition to violence,” The Ottawa Citizen (January 22, 2018).

Lectures, Conference Presentations, Interviews, and Other Speaking Engagements

2013

  • Interview with Chris Mikula on the issue of potholes and road infrastructure in Ottawa. The Ottawa Citizen, January 21, 2013.

2014

  • “John Philoponus contra Aristotle: The Impossibility of an Eternal Universe and the Emergence of Consciousness,” Aristotle & the Peripatetic Conference, Dominican University College, Ottawa, ON. October 16-17.

2015

  • “Who is the God at the heart of suffering? An exploration of suffering as caused by natural and moral evil,” Dominican University College, Ottawa, ON. February 28.
  • “Dembski’s Theodicy in Dialogue with Domning and Hellwig’s Original Selfishness: A Potentially Fruitful Approach to Understanding the Intersection of Evolution, Sin and the Fall,” Re-imagining the Intersection of Evolution and the Fall Conference sponsored by the Colossion Forum at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. March 26-28.
  • “Putting Tolerance in its Context: An exploration of Tolerance in 21st Century North-America,” Tolerance in a Democratic Society: Scope and Limits, Round Table at Dominican University College, Ottawa, ON. April 24.
  • “The Cosmological Argument & the place of Contestation in Philosophical Discourse: From Plato & Aristotle to Contemporary Debates,” Canadian Jacques Maritain Association Conference: Plato and/or Aristotle the Legacy, Dominican University College, Ottawa, ON. October 17.
  • “God’s Simplicity, The Kalam Cosmological Argument and Complexity,” The Philosophy of Lawrence Dewan: Metaphysics and Ethics Symposium, Dominican University College, Ottawa, ON. November 5-7, 2015.

2016

  • “God’s Simplicity, Evolution and the Origin of Consciousness,” Along Unbeaten Pathways: Jacques Maritain’s Pursuit of Wisdom in Untrammeled Approaches, American Maritain Association in co-operation with the Canadian Jacques Maritain Association, 39th Annual International Meeting, Fordham University, New York, NY. February 25-27.
  • “The Role of Philosophy in the Science-Theology Interaction,” Student Conference, Dominican University College, Ottawa ON. February 26-27.
  • Commentator of “Aristotelian thought as a remedy to difficulties posed by mechanistic explanation and creation,” presented by Shelby Bertrand at the “Mind and Nature” 12th Annual De Philosophia Graduate Student Conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON. April 9-10.
  • “The Origin of Consciousness: A Research Program for the Science-Theology Interaction,” The Science of Consciousness, The University of Arizona Center for Consciousness Studies, Tucson, Arizona. April 25-30.
  • “The Psyche of the West: Christianity, Islam, Multiculturalism, Apologetics and the Human Person,” Canadian Jacques Maritain Association Conference: Interpersonal Relations and Community, October 28-29, 2016 at Dominican University College and Saint Paul University.

2017

  • “Canadian Nationhood: Peterson versus Derrida and the Deconstruction of Deconstructionism,” Canadian Jacques Maritain Association Conference:  Philosophy, Religion and the Meaning of Nationhood in the 21st Century, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. May 28.
  • “God and Consciousness,” Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON. May 29.
  • “Subjective Human Consciousness and Divine Consciousness,” The Science of Consciousness, Hyatt Regency, La Jolla, San Diego, California. June 9.
  • “Justification – Luther & Maritain,” Canadian Jacques Maritain Association Conference: Renaissance Humanism, the Protestant Reformation, and Jacques Maritain, Dominican University College, Ottawa, ON. October 27-28.

2018

  • “Information: The Key to Life and Consciousness?” The Science of Consciousness, The University of Arizona Center for Consciousness Studies, Tucson, Arizona, April 2-9.
  • “Aristotle versus Plato: Abstract Objects and God’s Aseity,” Inaugural Conference of the Canadian Aristotle Society, Aristotle a Critic of Plato, Dominican University College, Ottawa, ON. May 7-9.
  • “Which Philosophy? Truth, the Human Person and the 2015 Sex-Education Curriculum,” Canadian Jacques Maritain Association Conference Maritain and the philosophy of education – in memoriam Fr Mario D’Souza, CSB, Dominican University College, Ottawa, ON. November 16-17.

2019

  • “God, Consciousness and Evolution: A Lecture on the Origin of Consciousness,” delivered a talk about my book, University of Waterloo/St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo, ON. March 28.
  • “God and Consciousness: A Talk on the Origin of Consciousness,” delivered a talk at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Ottawa, ON. May 13.
  • Book signing for On the Origin of Consciousness at Chapters South Keys on June 15, 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • “Thomas Aquinas’s Understanding of Faith & Reason: Jacques Maritain and Norman Geisler in Dialogue,” Canadian Jacques Maritain Association Conference: Maritain Engaging Contemporary Philosophy, Dominican University College, Ottawa, ON, November 1-2, 2019.

2020

  • “Artificial Intelligence, the Nature of Consciousness, Information, Reality and the Possibility of the Afterlife,” The Science of Consciousness, Live Zoom Discussion, September 18, 2020.

2022

  • “Relinquishing Rights and Freedoms Under the Guise of Health Safety,” Canadian Jacques Maritain Association: Freedom in the Modern World. Dominican University College, Ottawa, ON, November 5, 2022.
2023
  •  “Truth, Intelligibility, and the Physical World,” Canadian Jacques Maritain Association: Metaphysics and Epistemology: The Fruits of Maritain’s The Degrees of Knowledge. Saint Paul University, Ottawa, ON, November 4, 2023.

2024

  • Interview on the subject of “A Dystopian Delusion: Globalist Elites and the Fight for Control of Humanity!” with Joe McClane on A Catholic Take, January 25, 2024. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-9Z2b5NRjQ&t=1157s (starting at the 19:17 minute mark).
 

Research Interests

Systematic Theology, Science & Theology, Fundamental Theology, Dogmatic Theology, Theological Hermeneutics, Natural Theology, Ontology, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophical Theology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Culture.

Volunteer Work

Reviewer, Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review

August 2022-Present

  • Review and make recommendations for the publication of articles.

Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Jacques Maritain Association

June 2015–December 2019

  • Was responsible for various administrative, journal printing logistics, clerical, and financial duties.

Board of Directors, The American Journal of Biblical Theology

January 2016–Present

  • Responsible for reviewing submissions.
  • Responsible for identifying strengths and providing constructive comments to help authors resolve weaknesses in their work.
  • Responsible for recommending articles for publication.

Science and Faith Seminar, Parkhill Residence

2010-2014

  • I presented material to an academic group comprised of professors, graduate students, and other thinkers that met once a month. These meetings revolved around important issues that stimulate thought between the interaction of science and the Christian faith. The material I prepared and presented was on topics such as the origin of life, the fine-tuning arguments, big bang cosmology, evolutionary biology, and natural theology. Delivered presentations on the relationship between science, theology, and philosophy.

Professional Societies

  • Canadian Theological Society (2014-2016)
  • International Society for Neo-Platonic Studies (2014-2015, 2019)
  • Canadian Jacques Maritain Association (2015-present)
  • American Maritain Association (2016-2017)
  • Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers (2017-2018)

References

  • David Bellusci, professor of philosophy, Catholic Pacific College
  • Miguel Rodriguez, emeritus professor of biochemistry, University of Ottawa
  • Walter Schultz, auxiliary professor at Dominican University College
  • Nikolaj Zunic, professor of philosophy, St. Jerome’s College
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