Connecting the fruits of study for the needs of others, Dr. Flynn speaks on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament as well as addresses Catholic approaches to Scripture for broader audiences. He has spoken to Churches, to Synagogues, to ecumenical and inter-religious conferences, to pastors/educators, and to religious communities. As a past member of the Commission for Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations (Archdiocese of Vancouver) and steering member on the Jewish-Christian Dialogue through The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, Dr. Flynn also speaks on Inter-religious Dialogue, specifically Catholic-Jewish Dialogue.
He also speaks on the Hebrew Bible in its ancient context at academic conferences. Below is a sampling of lectures to broader audiences and the general public.
Keynote Speaker: “Exploring Mercy in Scripture” Canadian Canon Law Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, October 24th, 2016.
“Introducing and Dialoguing with Nostra Aetate 50 Years Later” Jewish-Christian Dialogue: The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, Hillel House UBC, Vancouver, Canada, Dec 01, 2015.
Respondent to Science and Faith Conference. St. Mark’s College/Regent College Biologos Foundation.Directed by Paul Allen.
“Catholic Approaches to Inter-religious Dialogue” Celebrating Nostra Aetate. John Paul II Centre; Vancouver.
“Mending the Religious-Secular Divide in Religious Education: A Catholic Response,” Our Whole Society: Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide. Laurentian Institute. UBC Robson Square, March 22-24, 2015.
“The Significance of Nostra Aetate for Jewish-Catholic Interaction on a Parish-Synagogue Level,” Invited lecture by Temple Beth Israel and Rabbi Jonathan Infeld. Lunch and Learn Sessions. Dec 16th, 2015.
“Catholic Approaches to Scripture” and “Covenant Theology” Lectures for the Launch of CISVA’s Religion Curriculum Redesign. September 16th, 2015 Coquitlam, BC
“Past, Present, and Future of Catholic Biblical Interpretation” Newman Association of Vancouver Annual General Meeting. University of British Columbia Golf and Country Club, May 3, 2014.
“A Catholic Approach to Scriptural Interpretation” Lecture for the Queen of Peace Monastery, Dominican Nuns of Squamish March 7th, 2014
“Call and Vocation in the Lives of the Prophets” Lecture for the Queen of Peace Monastery, Dominican Nuns of Squamish March 14th, 2014
“Call and Vocation in Scripture and its connections with Preaching” Lecture for the Queen of Peace Monastery, Dominican Nuns of Squamish March 21st 2014
“The Role of Women in the Old Testament” Lecture for the Queen of Peace Monastery, Dominican Nuns of Squamish March 28th 2014
“Catholic Approaches to Biblical Studies” for a graduate class at Vancouver School of Theology: Foundational Traditions: in the three Abrahamic Faiths. Invited by Dr. Rabbi Robert Daum. Feb 06, 2014. (same lecture in 2013)
“Pedagogical Perspectives: How to Assess Student Learning for Religious/Biblical Studies Courses” Canadian Society of Biblical Studies; Congress of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria, BC, 2013.
“God's Word in Human Words: Progress and Gaps in the Manifestation of Scripture since Vatican II" Joint-Session Panel Discussion – Canadian Theological Society and Canadian Catholic Historical Association Congress of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Victoria, BC, 2013; 50 Years from Vatican II: @ the Edge/In the Margin