Curriculum Vitae

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Matthew John Milliner

Ph.D.    Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University 2011. Dissertation title: The Virgin of the Passion: Development, dissemination, and afterlife of a Byzantine icon type.

M.A.    Medieval and Byzantine Art, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University, 2007.

M.Div.  Princeton Theological Seminary, 2005.

B.A.    Art History, Wheaton College, 1998.


Wheaton College Art Department (2023-present) Professor of Art History
Wheaton College Art Department (2016-2023) Associate Professor of Art History
Wheaton College Art Department (2011-2016) Assistant Professor of Art History

2023 Senior Faculty Teaching Award, Wheaton College
Commonwealth Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia (Spring and Fall, 2021)
2013-23, United States Senate Curatorial Advisory Board Member for the 113th, 114th, 115th, 116th and 117th Congress.

2016 Emerging Public Intellectual Award given by Redeemer University. 

2014 Junior Faculty Achievement Award, Wheaton College. 

2014 National Humanities Center: Summer Institute for Advanced Study Fellow 2014 (in association with the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin).

2013 National Humanities Center: Summer Institute for Advanced Study Fellow (Durham, North Carolina)

2010 Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellowship, The Graduate School of Princeton University.

Religion & Culture Fellowship, Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University. 

2009 Junior Research Residential Fellow, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Spears Research Grant, Princeton University

2006-2010 Seeger Fund grant recipient, Princeton University

2005-2010 Stanley J. Seeger Fellow, Program in Hellenic Studies, Princeton University.

2007-2009 Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies travel grant, Princeton University.

2005 Goethe Institute Scholarship, Princeton Theological Seminary.

Mother of the Lamb: The Story of a Global Icon (Fortress Press, 2022).

"Matthew Milliner's Mother of the Lamb: The Story of a Global Icon is a book of remarkable scholarship combined with deep humanity. The story of the pervasive influence of a single, poignant icon of Mary and Christ--first painted in the hills of Cyprus in the last days of the Crusades and the sad twilight of Byzantium, then copied throughout the world--opens the mind and the heart to a long-neglected chapter in the history of the Christian imagination. It challenges the reader to give thought to what its serene, sad lines and gracious posture might yet have to say to our own times." (Peter Brown, professor emeritus, department of history, Princeton University)
The Everlasting People: G.K. Chesterton and the First Nations (InterVarsity Press, 2021).
“I wasn’t expecting to like ‘The Everlasting People.’ Traumatized… by the ongoing efforts of many American so-called Christians who seem to be doing everything right now NOT to love their neighbours and practice justice, it seemed from the get-go that a book aimed at evangelicals would definitely not be one I’d like….. I was wrong…. Milliner has gone through the hard work of learning about the First Nations of Turtle Island. He has developed relations, listened more than spoke, and learned at the feet of his Indigenous mentors.” (Matthew R. Anderson describing his review of The Everlasting People in Literature and Theology)
Book Chapters  
"Missionary Position: Kent Monkman and Christianity" in Ben Quash and Chloë Reddaway, eds., Theology, Modernity, and the Visual Arts (Brepols, forthcoming).
"Cities of Light: Phillip K. Smith III and the Light & Space Movement," in  Ronald R. Bernier and Rachel Hostetter Smith, eds., Religion and Contemporary Art: A Curious Accord (Routledge, 2023). 
Short essay on the art of David Wallace Haskins in the catalogue for Hereafter (Bridge Projects, 2022). 
"Chagall's Cathedral: Faith, Hope and Love at the Art Institute of Chicago," in God in the Modern Wing, (InterVarsity Press, 2021). 
"Visual Cherubikon: Mary as Priest at Lagoudera in Cyprus," in Mary, the Apostles, and the Last Judgment, Trivent Medieval Series (Trivent, 2020).

"Visual Ecumenism: The Coy Communion of Art," in Come, Let Us Eat Together: The Sacraments and Christian Unity (InterVarsity Press Academic, 2018). (PDF)

"One Soul in Two Bodies: Icons of Sergius & Bacchus Then & Now," in Beauty, Order, Mystery: A Christian Vision of Sexuality (InterVarsity Press Academic, 2017).

"Culture Breaking: In Praise of Iconoclasm" in The Image of God in an Image Driven Age (InterVarsity Press Academic, 2016).

"Icon as Theology: The Byzantine ‘Virgin of Predestination.’” In ReVisioning: Critical Methods of Seeing Christianity in the History of Art, edited by James Romaine and Linda Stratford (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014).

The Brancacci Chapel and Academia’s ‘Religious Turn.’” In Art as Spiritual Perception: Essays in Honor of E. John Walford, edited by James Romaine, 90-107 (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012)

“Kindred Spirits Revisited: T.S. Eliot & Bruce Herman.” In Qu4rtets (New York: Fujimura Institute, 2012).

Man or Metaphor?  Manuel Panselinos and the Protaton Frescoes.” In Approaches to Byzantine Architecture and Its Decoration: Studies in Honor of Slobodan Ćurčić, edited by Mark J. Johnson, Robert Ousterhout, and Amy Papalexandrou (Farnham, Surrey, Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011).
Exhibition Catalogues
Blessed Art Thou: Images of the Virgin Mary in the Ahmanson Collection (2019)

Academic Articles   
 “Emblems of the End: Byzantium’s Dark Angels.” In Faith and Community around the Mediterranean: In Honor of Peter R. L. Brown, edited by Petre Guran and David A. Michelson, 275-290. Études Byzantines et Post Byzantines, new series, vol. I (VIII). Bucharest, Académie roumaine; Heidelberg: Herlo Verlag UG, 2019 [2020].
"Turtle Island Renaissance," Journal of NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community, Une Communauté Autochtone D’apprentissage (Volume 16, 2018).

The Visual Commentary on Scripture - Curator for Romans 3:9-31

"The Scandal of the Evangelical Eye," Princeton Theological Review Volume 21:1 (Fall 2017).

"The Blessed Virgin Mary" in The Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (3rd edition), Baker Academic, 2017.

"The Enchantment of Lightning," Book Forum published online and in print, Syndicate Theology, August 2014.

The Sexuality of Christ in Byzantine Art and in Hypermodern Oblivion,” The Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, Religion and Culture web forum, The University of Chicago Divinity School.

“Visual Arts in Education.” In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, edited by Ed. by Dale C. Allison, Jr., Volker Leppin, Choon-Leong Seow, Hermann Spieckermann, Hermann, Barry Dov Walfish, Eric Ziolkowski, online edition. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014.

Primus inter Pares: Albert M. Friend and the Argument of the Princeton University Chapel” Princeton University Library Chronicle Volume LXX, Number 3 (Spring 2009): 471-517.

Iconoclastic Immunity: Possibilities for Reformed/Orthodox Convergence in Theological Aesthetics based on the Contributions of Theodore of Studios.”  Theology Today (January 2006).

Additional Publication
 "Material Mysticism," a monthly column at Comment (launched in 2024).
"The Tree of India," Comment, January, 2024.
"The Duelling Virgins of London," Comment, December, 2023.
"Northern Guadalupe" Comment, December, 2023.
"After Zen, Mary" Comment, December, 2023.
"Everybody's Mother," Comment, December, 2023.    
 "The Christian Invention of Art," Comment, November, 2023.
"Is Goddess Dead?" Comment, October 2023.
 "Return to Bad River," Comment, August, 2023.
 "Untangler of the Web of the Athenians," Eclectic Orthodoxy, July, 2023.
 "Waking Ancient Seeds," Comment, May, 2023.
"Grace and the Parthenon Marbles," Public Discourse, March 22, 2023.
"An Unintended Icon," Commonweal, March 1, 2023.
 "Our Lady of Everywhere," Christianity Today, December 21, 2022
"Meister Eckhart's Mary (Is You)," Comment, December 8, 2022.

"On Putin's 'Outright Satanism," The Bulwark, October 17, 2022.
"The Mega Church Born Again," Mere Orthodoxy, September 19, 2022.
"Our Lady of Chicago," The Lamp, Trinity 2022. 
"Makoto Fujimura and the Art of New Creation," Marginalia Review of Books, May 6, 2022.
"Woman of Peace, Temple of War," Public Orthodoxy, March 25, 2022
"Athos for All," Front Porch Republic, February 28, 2022.
"Canadian Pentecost," Comment (February, 2022)
"The Creative Resistance of Native American Art," The Christian Century (December, 2021).  
"A Case for the Prairie: Taliesin & the Jerusalem of Weird," Front Porch Republic, November 19, 2021.

"The Wisdom Hypothesis," The Hedgehog Review, November 4, 2021.
  "G.K. Chesterton and the Art of the First Nations," The Hedgehog Review, Οctober 11, 2021.
"Art and the Apophatic Horizon," Psychology Today, January 25, 2021.
"What Men Can Learn From Mary, Mother of Jesus," The New York Times, March 25, 2020.

"Mary the Priest," Christianity Today (January 31, 2020).

 “Becoming Bourbon” (extended report on a visit to Gethsemane Abbey interwoven with reflections on Thomas Merton), Image (Issue 101, Summer 2019).

"A New Madonna of Mercy for Orvieto," published at the Studio for Art, Faith & History.

"Northern Light," Faculty Voice column in Wheaton Alumni Magazine (Winter, 2015).

"Not So Secular Sweden," First Things (June 2014).

"Living Offering," First Things (February 2014).

"Our Lady of Wheaton," First Things (October 2013).

“Image.” Symposium essay in “The Word-Soaked World: Troubling the Lexicon of Art and Faith,” Image 75 (Winter 2013).

“Medieval Wisdom and the University.” The City, Volume V, Issue 2 (Fall 2012): 66-73.

Anchors Aweigh: The Neglected Art of Theological Interpretation.” Comment (Fall 2012): 82-91.

A Curse Reversed: Towards a Visual Ecumenism," Seen Journal XII.2 (Fall 2012): 20-23.

Raphael Among the People” L’Osservatore Romano, November 2010.

A Tale of Two Art Worlds,” The City, (Fall 2010): 5-17

"The Desert Fathers: Finding a Greek Orthodox monastery against a stark Arizona backdrop," First Things, August/September, 2010.

 “Princeton History and Architecture as Icon,” Princeton University Museum Magazine, Spring 2010.

A Tiny Pietà,” First Things, October 2009.

When the Eagles Don't Fit in Capistrano” Feature Article in Dappled Things, Volume 3, Issue 2 (Easter 2008): 51- 63.

The Art of Transgression” First Things, December 2007. (correspondence)

A Vacation for Grünewald: On Karl Barth’s Vexed Relationship with Visual Art.”  Princeton Theological Review, Spring 2007. 

Book Reviews   
"The Intractable Image," The Hedgehog Review (Fall 2022). 
"American Bacchanal," Comment, December 9, 2021
Richard Rohr: A Field Guide, Comment (July 2019)
Review of Matthew Crawford's The World Outside Your Head, First Things (March 2016).

Review of Bissera Pentcheva's The Sensual Icon and Leslie Brubaker and John Haldon's Byzantium in the Iconolclastic Era in Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies (Fall 2014).

 "A Secular Age 2.0" Review of Thomas Pfau's Minding the Modern in Books & Culture (September/October 2014). 

“Ghost of Princeton Past.” Review of Inner Sanctum, Princeton: America's Campus, & Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930. Books & Culture (October 2013).

Review of Cecelia González-Andrieu's A Bridge to Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beauty, Christian Scholar’s Review (2013 Volume XLII Number 3).

Lenten Reading: A Review of Ephraim Radner's A Brutal Unity.” Books & Culture, March/April, 2013.

Converting the Canvas.” Review of Timothy Gorringe's Earthly Visions, First Things, February 2012.

Evangelical ‘Ressourcement.’” Review of Hans Boersma's Heavenly Participation, Books & Culture, November/December 2011.

Knowing the Beautiful.” Review of John G. Trapani Jr.'s Poetry, Beauty and Contemplation: The Complete Aesthetics of Jacques Maritain, First Things, May 2011.

The Neglected Fireplace: Protestantism and the Arts.” Review of For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts, edited by O. David Taylor,, June 17, 2010.

Iconic Vision” Review of Wendy Beckett's Iconic Vision: In Quest of Ancient Icons of Mary, First Things, November 2009.

Postmodern Pythagoras.” Review of Stratford Caldecott's Beauty for Truth’s Sake: On the Re-Enchantment of Education, Public Discourse, November 10, 2009.

Building for Humans.” Review of From a Cause to a Style by Nathan Glazer and Till We Have Built Jerusalem, by Philip Bess, The Christian Century, March 2009.

Painting and Saint Paul.” Review of Dan Siedell's God in the Gallery: A Christian Embrace of Modern Art,, October 16, 2008.

Apophatic Beauty.” Review of Alexander Nehamas's Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in a World of Art,, September 10, 2008.

Review of James Cuno's Who Owns Antiquity? Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage, by James Cuno, First Things, August/September 2008.

Exhibition Reviews
"London Goddess Purée," (a review of "Feminine Power" at the British Museum), Comment, Sep. 15, 2022.
"Venice Undone," (a review of Anish Kapoor and Anselm Kiefer at the Venice Biennale), Comment, July 28, 2022.
Tim Hawkinson, "New Work," Transpositions (Dec. 11, 2020)
The Armenian Option, review of the Armenia! exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Comment (Spring 2019).

Review of Illuminating Women in the Medieval World, Education & Culture (August 2017)

"The Five Stages of Grieving the Art of Jeff Koons," October 2014.

"'Dark Dove with Flickering Tongue' Seeing T.S. Eliot again, anew," with Brett Foster at, August 2013.

Seven Years in Chelsea: From Barricades to Beauty in New York’s Gallery Scene," Image 74, (Fall 2012).

 “Occupy the Optocracy!  The Whitney Biennial & the Christian icon and Modernism,”, May 2012.

Francisco Vezolli’s Sacriligio and the Supermodel of Sorrows.” The Huffington Post, March 8, 2011.

Ambiguity at the American Acropolis.” Review of Enrique Martínez Celaya’s The Crossing at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Public Discourse, November 11, 2010.

Exhibition Notes: Review of The Origins of El Greco show at the Manhattan Onassis Center.” The New Criterion 48, January 2010.

Gore Walk: Night at the Museum.” The City, Volume II, Issue 2 (Summer 2009): 99-103.

God in the Gallery.” Review of The Spiritual Art of Salvador Dalí at William Bennett Gallery,, December 12, 2007.

"The Mary Underground: Subterranean Global Virgins," Princeton University, April 4, 2023.

“Mother of the Midwest,” Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 5, 2024
"Evagrius in Florence: The Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Anthropomorphite Controversy, and the Renewal of Art History." Plenary at the Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance annual conference, "'And We Have Beheld...' The Visible Sacred in Theology, Art and Culture," Villanova University, October 2023.

"The Cherokee and Christianity," King University, February 20, 2023.

Buechner lecture, "A History of Art in One Image," King Institute for Faith & Culture, Spring 2023.

"The Conscience of the Crusades," Mars Hill Forum, University of Kentucky, Nov. 4, 2022.
"Bruce Herman and Philip Guston," Gordon College, October 29, 2022.

The Conscience of the Crusades book talk at the Wheaton Public Library (October 14, 2022)
Response to Mark Noll's republication of The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, Wheaton College, March 15, 2022.
The Everlasting People book talk at the Wheaton Public Library (March 11, 2022)
"The Black Madonna of Charlottesville," Center for Advanced Studies in Culture, Charlottesville, VA, September 30, 2021.
"Reading G.K. Chesterton on Turtle Island," Cornell University, April 26, 2021
"Turtle Island Renaissance": LECTURE THREE: Mother of the Midwest (October 1, 2020)
"Turtle Island Renaissance": LECTURE TWO: The Cost of Chicago (February 6, 2020)
"Turtle Island Renaissance": LECTURE ONE: The Sign of Jonah (October 3, 2019)
"Closer to Truth" PBS interviews on Aesthetic Cognitivism" (2019).

"The Delights and Danger of Salvador Dalí," Kings University (cancelled by COVID-19)

 "The Painted God: Strategies of Resistance," University of Notre Dame (cancelled by COVID-19)

"Light from the Cave," Conversation with Moscow art historian Alexei Lidov, Bridge Projects, Los Angeles, December 2019.

"Mary for the Third Millennium," Fieldstead Foundation, Nov. 2, 2019.

"Our Lady of Chicago," DePaul University public lecture, October 15, 2019.

"Calling Saint Catherine," ASCD conference keynote address, June 3, 2019.

"Northern Guadalupe," University of Oklahoma, October 10, 2018.

"Cleansing the Temple," The Princeton Lectures on Youth, Church & Culture, Princeton Theological Seminary, April 2018.

"Hearing Law, Seeing Gospel," at the Manhattan Mockingbird Conference, April 29, 2017.

"World and Our Calling Lectures" at Redeemer University (three lectures given in conjunction with the Emerging Public Intellectual Award), January 25, 2017. Write up here.

"John 17 in 2017," Wheaton College Chapel address, February 27, 2017.

"A Madonna of the Future," Late Antiquity and Byzantium Seminar, University of Chicago, April 5, 2016.

"Rethinking the Afterlife of Icons," in Faith and Community Around the Mediterranean in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages," Conference at New Europe College in Bucharest and Mihai Eminescu Central University Library in Iași, Romania. , Romania, March 10, 2016. 

“The New St. Victor: A 12th-Century Model for 21st-Century Liberal Arts," Baylor University Honors College, February 19, 2016.

"Image, Idol, Christ," Symposium at the Institute for the Study of Religion, Baylor University, February 18, 2016.

"God in the Modern Wing: Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall, and Renée Magritte," Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, November 8, 2015.

"Towards 2017: Visualizing Christian Unity," George Fox University,  October 8, 2015.

Address at the 49th annual Summer Seminar, "Ecumenism in the Arts," at the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France, July 2015.

"Culture Breaking: In Praise of Iconoclasm," Wheaton Theology Conference, April 2015.

"Toward a Visual Ecumenism," Duke University co-sponsored by Duke Art History and Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts, November 13, 2014 (available through iTunes).

"Byzantine Evangelicalism: Seeing Icons with Protestant Eyes," Biola University, April 9th.

Theology and Art lectures, Apologia organization, Sweden, March 13-15th.

Inaugural Walter Hansen lecture at Gordon College: “Visual Heresy: Imaging the Father in the History of Art,” October 28, 2013.

“Bruce Herman & T.S. Eliot,” Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, April 13, 2013.

“Ascending Montmartre: The Print Collection at Judson University,” Judson University, February 15, 2013.

“The Sexuality of Christ in Byzantine Art and in Hypermodern Oblivion,” University of Chicago,  February 5, 2013.

“The Art of Advent,” The Center for Early Christian Studies, Wheaton College, November 27, 2012.

“Towards a Theological Interpretation of Byzantine Art," Late Antiquity and Byzantium Seminar, University of Chicago, February 7, 2012.

“Ruskin’s Rift:  The Space Between Theology and Art History,” Gathering at the Threshold: A Celebratory Symposium, Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, Princeton, New Jersey, November 21, 2009.

“Icon or Art,” Gallery Talk, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey, October 8, 2006.
Panels Organized
Envisioning the Eucharist: Transcending the Literal in Medieval and Byzantine Art, Association of the Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art Symposium at the Art Institute of Chicago, February 11, 2014.

Art as Spiritual Perception: A Conference in Honor of E. John Walford, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, October 4-5, 2012.

Formal Paper Presentations
Response to Erika Doss' Spiritual Moderns at the College Art Association, February 16, 2024.
"Tour of Turtle Island: Toward an Indigenous History of Art," NAIITS (North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies), June 6, 2018, Acadia University, Nova Scotia.  

"Seen But Not Heard: The Face of Univocity," Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, IL, April 1, 2017. 

"The Madonna of Iconomachy," Byzantine Studies Conference, Cornell University, October 9, 2016.

"On John Ruskin," Lilias Trotter Symposium, September 15, 2016.

“Converting Veronese in Colonial Corfu,” Modern Greek Studies Association, Bloomington, IN, November 15th, 2013.

“The Sexuality of Christ in Byzantine Art and in Hypermodern Oblivion,” Feminist Art History Conference at American University, Washington, District of Columbia, November 10, 2012.

“A Curse Reversed: Towards a Visual Ecumenism,” Art as Spiritual Perception: Conference in Honor of E. John Walford, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, October 5-6, 2012.

“Mary as Priest?  Neglected Evidence from Byzantine Art,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 12-15, 2011.

“The Virgin of the Passion: Beyond the Power Paradigm in Byzantine Art,” Patristic, Medieval & Renaissance Studies Conference, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, October 22-24, 2010.

“Μελετώντας ένα ζωντανό μνημείο: Συμπεράσματα από το εκπαιδευτικό πρόγραμμα στο Μενοίκειο όρος και στη μονή Προδρόμου,”  (Studying a living monument: Some thoughts from the educational program at Mt. Menoikeion and Prodromos Monastery), with Nikolas Bakirtzis, Post Byzantine Monasticism Conference, University of Crete, Rethymnon, Greece, December 17-19, 2009.

“The Sacred Grip: Landscape, Art and Architecture in Mount Menoikeion (19th-20th Centuries),” with Kostis Kourelis, Medieval Archaeology Group of the Modern Greek Studies Association Annual Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, October 15-17, 2009.

“Theodore of Studios and the Transformation of the Holy Man,” Byzantine Studies Conference of North America, Saint Louis, Missouri, November 10-12, 2006

Farnsworth House, Discussion with Joel Sheesley for his exhibition of paintings, May 11th, 2021.
Université Catholique de Louvain, "Art as an Expression of God's Presence," response to Prof. Vasiliki Mavroska, April 15, 2021.
Templeton Foundation Aesthetic Cognitivism panel at the University of Pennsylvania (convened by Dr. Anjan Chatterjee), December 2020.
Invited discussant for John Behr's John the Theologian, University of Chicago, January 18, 2020.
Templeton Foundation Aesthetic Cognitivism planning committee, Grand Rapids, MI, Spring 2019.
Art in a Postsecular Age (with Sally Promey, James Elkins & Jonathan Anderson) March 4, 2017.
Discussion with Jean-Luc Marion, Cyril O’Regan, and David Bentley Hart at the University of Chicago, May 5, 2017.
Response to Miroslav Volf at Villa Park Islamic Foundation,  February 27, 2016.
Discussion with Marilynne Robinson concerning Absence of Mind, Mundelein Seminary, May 6, 2015.

Response and Discussion with Thomas Pfau concerning Minding the Modern, The Nineteenth Society, April 20, 2015.

Discussion of George Weigel's Evangelical Catholicism, Mundelein Seminary, May 7, 2014.

Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study, Discussion of Thomas Pfau's Minding the Modern, April 11, 2014.

Architectural tour and analysis of the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, with Ian Hoffman & panel respondent for keynote address, JUSTart, Christians in the Visual Arts conference, Wheaton, Illinois, June 13-16, 2013.

“Icon & Narrative: George Tooker in Medieval Perspective,” George Tooker Symposium, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois, September 24, 2011.

“Power and the Virgin Mary in Byzantium,” Princeton Research Symposium, Princeton, New Jersey, November 20, 2010. 

Articles for Mockingbird
September 2017: Heroin in the Hymnals

July 2017: Champions She Shall Never Want

February 2017: Mockingbird on a Wire & Publish & Perish

Columns for First Things 
February 2017: "Evangelical in Exile"

July 2016: "The Virgin and the Donald."

June 2016: "The Other Assisi"

May 2016: "Where the Icons Aren't Yet Dry"

March 2016: "On the Ground in Wheaton"

January 2016: "The Cardinal Virtues and the Walking Dead"

December 2015: "The Last Scapegoat"

September 2015: "An American Virgil"

July 2015: "Celibacy in the City"

May 2015:  "All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Evangelicalism"

February 2015: "50 Years from T.S. Eliot"

January 2015: "Our Death Mounds"

December 2014:  "Artists for Advent"

November 2014: "The Five Stages of Grieving the Art of Jeff Koons"

October 2014: "Protestantism in the Desert"
Podcast and Youtube Interviews:   
Mother of the Lamb interview at The Christian Humanist (April 2023)
Discussion with John Drury at Fresh Texts (December 2022). 

Tomberg discussion at Grail Country (Decenber 2022)
Mother of the Lamb interview at Yale Center for Faith and Culture (December 2022)
Mother of the Lamb interview at Crackers and Grape Juice (December 2022)
Mother of the Lamb interview at Grail Country (November, 2022)  
The Holy Post, "Native American Christianity" (January, 2022). 

Yale Center for Faith and Culture, "A Womb More Spacious than the Stars" (December 2021).
A Delectable Education interview (May 13, 2020).
Ed Stetzer, The Intersection of Art and Faith (August 21, 2019).

Princeton Theological Seminary, The Thread (June 2018) 

Jason Micheli, Mother of the Debilitated God (December 21, 2018)

Phil Vischer, Modern Art and Subversive Faith (August 19, 2016).

Other Venues

The Florin, Bitcoin, and Parallel Lessons (with Jon Ungerland) (NetQash), Aug. 11, 2020
"Nameless Beauty," Public Discourse, February 21, 2014

"Arthistorygate,", February 20, 2014.

Tourists and Pilgrims at Sinai.” Comment Magazine, October 28, 2011.

"The Return of the Religious in Contemporary Art," The Huffington Post, Jan. 6, 2011.

Cold-Blooded Christianity.”, February 13, 2009.

Those Whitewashed Walls.”, July 21, 2008.

Saving Veronica.”, October 3, 2007.

Courses taught:
Art Survey 

"What is an Image?" First Year Seminar
History of Art & Architecture I
History of Art & Architecture II
Native American Art Survey 
Native American Art & Lit (Advanced Integrative Seminar)

Medieval & Byzantine Art

Renaissance & Reformation Art
Arts in London
Mother of God (Advanced Integrative Seminar)
Senior Seminar in Art History
Graduate independent studies
Passage for incoming students (Honey Rock Northwoods campus)
Boundary Waters (Advanced Integrative Seminar)

Visiting Professor, Regent College (Vancouver, Canada, Summer 2014): Images and Ideas of the Virgin Mary
Visiting Professor, Gordon College (Orvieto, Italy, Summer 2016): Iconography and Spirituality in Renaissance Italy

Assistant in Instruction, Princeton University
Introduction to the History of Art: Ancient to Medieval, Fall 2006; Medieval Art in Europe, Spring 2007

Preceptor, Princeton Theological Seminary: Speech Communication for Ministry, 2003-2005

SERVICE (selected)
Volunteer at Exodus World Service
Board Member of Bridge Projects
Member of Faculty Personnel Committee (3 year term beginning in 2022), Wheaton College
Member of the Christ at the Core revision committee, (1 year) Wheaton College
Member of Academic Success Strategic Priorities Committee (1 year), Wheaton College
Chair, Exhibitions Guidelines Committee, Wheaton College (2 years), Wheaton College
Member of Global Programs and Services Advisory Board (3 years), Wheaton College
Member of the Interdisciplinary Studies Committee (1.5 years), Wheaton College
Member of Thematic Core Curricular Reform Working Group (“Great Texts,” “Historical Perspectives,” and “Philosophical Investigations," (1 year) Wheaton College
Peer Reviewer for Speculum
Peer Reviewer for Modern Theology
Peer Reviewer for The Classicist
Peer Reviewer for Stanford University Press
Peer Reviewer for InterVarsity Press

Reader for Center for Christian Thought Visiting Fellows, Biola University
Faculty representative for Catholic Society of St. John Paul II, Wheaton College (through 2021)
Fellowship reviewer for Center for Christian Thought (Biola University)
Reader for The Historical Society’s Religion and Innovation Grant Program
Advisory Board member for InterVarsity Press Theology and the Arts Series
Retreat preacher at St. John's Lutheran (January and February 2020).
Sunday School sessions at Wheaton Evangelical Free Church, Glen Ellyn Presbyterian Church, Wheaton Christian Reformed, Kirk in the Hills, Bloomfield Twp, Michigan.

Inaugurated Teaching art history in prison lecturing program at Albert C. Wagner Youth Correctional Facility (Bordentown, NJ)