Role of Religion in Society exposes common fallacies about religion in our culture. As popular misconceptions are illuminated and lovingly debunked, Dr. Murphy challenges all people to critically examine the values their lives revolve around, whether they deem themselves religious, or not. This talk was given for Penn State University in 2012.
Spirituality of Communion explores theology in a sense-making, life-transforming way by applying a sacramental worldview to daily life, inviting people to view their communities through this spiritual lens of joyful gratitude. This talk was given to the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Apostolate for Family Consecration.
From Agnostic, to Baptist, to Catholic: The A, B, Cs of Conversion recounts Ian’s testimonial of conversion to Catholicism. This talk was Sunday’s keynote address at the annual Defending the Faith Conference held at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH, with an introduction by Dr. Scott Hahn.
Know Why You Believe: The Evidence for the Resurrection of Christ presents apologetics that challenge nonbelievers to consider faith, strengthen the faithful, and personally impacted Dr. Murphy’s own conversion out of agnostic doubts. This seminar was presented at Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Texas, and Texas A&M.
Dying to Oneself is a Lenten spiritual enrichment series that takes place across 6 sessions. Filled with comedy, personal anecdotes, and an engaging speaking style that makes the theology of the mystics accessible to everyone, this series has been delivered multiple years in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA, and published onto audio CD.
Renew and Rejoice is a training series for catechists to prepare them in both mind and heart to teach for the Church. The 5 sessions work as a spiritual instrument for personal revival, based on the call for interior renewal in the New Evangelization. Camp Saint Christopher in Seabrook Island, SC hosts this series in May 2015.
Television & Radio Broadcasting
Encountering Jesus is an apologetics presentation about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Facing common Protestant objections to the doctrine of transubstantiation, Ian gently yet uncompromisingly defends this awesome mystery. This message was originally produced for the Familyland Television Network.
Making Sense of Advent is a 4-part series designed to awaken excitement in the first and second comings of Jesus to the world, kindling a deeper awareness of the beauty of incarnational theology. Originally delivered as a series of WMUG radio broadcasts on 105.1 FM out of Indiana, PA, this series is good for Protestants and Catholics alike.