Associate Professor, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
Office: Luke 204
Areas of specialty:
- Liturgical Studies
- Worship in the first five centuries (50-450 AD)
- History and Theology of Rites of Initiation
- Liturgical Year
- Worship in American Christianity (Protestant and Catholic)
Classes recently taught:
- Christian Worship
- God and Politics: Country and Campus
- History and Sources of Liturgy
- Liturgical Year
- Theology of Sacraments and Worship
Eternity Today: On the Liturgical Year, Volume 2: Sunday, Lent, The Three Days, The Easter Season, Ordinary Time (New York/London: Continuum, 2007)
Eternity Today: On the Liturgical Year, Volume 1: On God and Time, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Candlemas (New York/London: Continuum, 2006).
Workbook for Lectors and Gospel Readers 2006 (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2005); Workbook for Lectors and Gospel Readers 2005 (Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2004).
Church and Worship in Fifth-Century Rome: The Letter of Pope Innocent I to Bishop Decentius of Gubbio, Joint Liturgical Studies #52 (London: Alcuin/GROW, 2002).
Recent Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
"Making Christ of the Man Born Blind (John 9:1-41): A Hypothesis," Ecclesia Orans 25, volume 3 (2008): 311-333.
"On 'Chrism' and 'Anti-Christs' in 1 John 2:18-27: A Hypothesis," Worship 83 (2009): 212-234.
"The Gift of Smell to a Church that Smells," Studia Liturgica 37 (2008): 217-233.
"On the U.S. Aversion to Ritual Behavior and the Vocation of the Liturgical Theologian," Worship 78 (2004): 386-404.
"'Just as on Easter Sunday': On the Feast of the Presentation," Studia Liturgica 33 (2003): 159-174.
"Attolite Portas, 'Open Up, You Doors!': Liturgical Narrative and Christ's Descent," Worship 76 (2002): 124-143.
Chapters in Edited Books
"Theology of the Entrance Rites (Latin text)," "Theology of the Entrance Rites (English translation)," in Commentary on the Roman Rite, Volume II: Ordo Missae, eds. Edward Foley, Mary Collins, Nathan D. Mitchell, Joanne M. Pierce (Collegeville: Pueblo, 2012): forthcoming.
"The Different Forms of Celebrating Mass," with Sharon McMillan, in A Commentary on the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, eds. Edward Foley, Nathan D. Mitchell, Joanne M. Pierce (Collegeville: Pueblo, 2008): 224-278.
"The Liturgical Year in Ancient Aquileia," in Studia Liturgica Diversa: Essays in Honor of Paul F. Bradshaw, eds. Maxwell E. Johnson and L. Edward Phillips (Portland: Oregon Catholic Press, 2004): 79-96.
- Long-distance running
- Family and Kids
- Notable Activities Underway? Juggling and Playing Ukulele
Recent University Service:
- Rank-and-Tenure Committee
- Director of student theses and papers toward publication