Articles &






Selected Schedule


For a complete list of speaking events, please e-mail Dr. Butcher.



“Hildegard and Her Polymathic, Christocentric Journey: What Is Lectio Divina?” or “Exploring the Christocentric Life, Work, Thought, and Ancient Christian Spiritual Disciplines of the Twelfth-Century Hildegard of Bingen,” the ECW of the Cathedral of St. Mary, Memphis, Tennessee, Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27, 2011.

“Christian Perspectives: Writing and Publishing Christian Books,” Author’s Panel, Canton Arts Festival, Literary Celebration, May 22, 2011.

“Christ in Lectio Divina,” InterVarsity/Veritas Forum, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, March 2-4, 2011.

Praying with the Christian Mystics: Medieval Women and Their Timeless Wisdom of Lectio Divina,” Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, Arizona, February 11-February 13.

“Christ and the Biblical Search for the True Self: Lectio Divina, Bible Study, and Prayer as Foundation for a Spiritual Care Ministry,” Chaplain’s Retreat and Education Event, Scottsdale, Arizona, February 10, 2011.




Fourth Annual Jane Baird Lecture, the Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, September 30, 2010.

“Ensuring Intercultural Communication: Thriving as a Christian Leader in a ‘Flat World,’” Keynote Lecture, National Association Insurance Women (NAIW), state meeting, Coosa Country Club, Rome, September 25, 2010.

“Good Writing Is Revising,” Georgia Writers Association (GWA) Writers Workshop, Kennesaw State University, August 14, 2010.

“Christians and Culture Diversity at Work,” Floyd-Gordon Employers Meeting, Rome, Georgia, August 3, 2010.

“Writing and Publishing,” Author’s Panel, Canton Arts Festival, Literary Celebration, May 15, 2010.

“Getting Ready for Grad School,” InterVarsity Scholars Conference, Young Life Camp, Sharptop Cove, Georgia, May 7-8, 2010.

“Loving the Bible and Christ Through Lectio Divina and Christian Contemplative Prayer,”Franciscan Retreat Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, April 16-18, 2010.

Cultural Awareness Program lecture series, Emmanuel College. Keynote speaker, “Life Lessons from Wise Christians: Ælfric of Eynsham, the Cloud’s Anonymous, Catherine of Siena, Clare of Assisi, Hildegard of Bingen, and Others,” PowerPoint lecture, 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 1, 2010.

Emmanuel College lectures for the 9:00 a.m. Christian Thought and History class and for the 10:00 a.m. Advanced Composition class, Monday, March 1, 2010.




The Group of Unknowing, book club studying The Cloud of Unknowing, Marietta, Georgia, summer and fall 2009. See The Group of Unknowing on Facebook.

“Coming Home to Christ in a Facebook World: Our Friend, Teacher, and God,” Samford University’s Live@the Library homecoming event, November 7, 2009.

“Christ in The Cloud of Unknowing,” 11th Annual Georgia Literary Festival, Rome, Georgia, October 16-17, 2009.

“Globalization and International Cultures,” Rome Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), October 13, 2009.