Seeing All Things in One: Wisdom and the Catholic Teacher

An Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology Virtual Event

Saturday, April 27, 2024  |  9:00 A.M.–11:30 A.M. (MT)

Unite Your Teaching to Christ

“At the entrance of the portals, Wisdom cries aloud: To you, O men, I call, and my cry is to the children of man.”  (Proverbs 8:3-4)

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Catholic educators are called to unite all learning within the knowledge of God so that our students can hear the voice of His Wisdom.

Join us for a series of talks designed for Catholic educators that will take you beyond subject training and lesson planning to teaching from a deeply rooted Catholic worldview.

Drawing on Theology, Scripture, philosophy, and the classical liberal arts, this virtual mini-conference aims to foster personal and professional growth in your vocation as a teacher.

Who should attend?

School teachers and administrators, those aspiring to work as Catholic educators, or anyone who has a lively interest in understanding a fully integrated Catholic education.

Location & Date

The conference will be held online on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. (MT). A link to the event will be provided upon registration.


This virtual conference is offered free of charge.

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Featured Speakers & Lecture Descriptions

Join three Augustine Institute faculty members as they draw on Theology, Scripture, philosophy, and the classic liberal arts to help foster personal and professional growth in your vocation as a teacher.

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Theology as a Foundation for Teaching

with Dr. John Sehorn, Associate Professor of Theology and Academic Dean

“What is man that you are mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:4).

Taking the Psalmist’s question as a starting point, this talk considers the path of creation and redemption as disclosed in Sacred Scripture, then suggests why and how theology serves as the foundation of authentic Catholic liberal education.

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Learning and the Life of a Catholic Teacher

with Dr. Andrew Seeley, Director of Advanced Formation for Educators

Americans are very practical, efficient, and overworked. Time spent learning seems wasted if we do not see how it applies to our job or our life. In this talk, Dr. Seeley discusses how fostering a love of learning brings fulfillment to the life of Catholic teachers while enriching their teaching.

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In Dialogue with the Master Teachers

with Dr. Jeffrey Lehman, Professor of Philosophy and Theology

By putting master teachers of the Western tradition—Plato and Aristotle, Vergil and St. Augustine, Cicero and St. Thomas More—in dialogue with one another and with Sacred Scripture, this talk shows how a lively and engaging conversation emerges that helps us integrate all learning under the light of the Catholic faith.

Event Schedule

Seeing All Things in One: Wisdom and the Catholic Teacher will take place online from 9:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. (MT) on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

9:00 A.M.    |  Dr. John Sehorn - Theology as a Foundation for Teaching

9:45 A.M.    |  Break

9:50 A.M.    |  Dr. Andrew Seeley - Learning and the Life of a Catholic Teacher

10:35 A.M.  |  Break

10:40 A.M.  |  Dr. Jeffrey Lehman - In Dialogue with the Master Teachers

11:25 A.M.  |  Conclusion

About Our Professors

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Dr. John Sehorn

Dr. Sehorn specializes in the theology of the Fathers of the Church, with a particular interest in their scriptural exegesis. He received his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and is currently co-editing the series A Catholic Biblical Theology of the Sacraments for Baker Academic.

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Dr. Andrew Seeley

In three decades as a Tutor at Thomas Aquinas College, Dr. Seeley taught every subject in its integrated Great Books curriculum. He received his Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto and is co-author of Declaration Statesmanship: A Course in American Government. For his work in the renewal of liberal education, he was named as the 2023 recipient of the Circe Institute’s Paideia Prize. 

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Dr. Jeffrey Lehman

Dr. Lehman directs and teaches in the Master of Arts in Catholic Education program at the Augustine Institute. Prior to coming to the AI, he developed the undergraduate Classical Education Program at Hillsdale College and expanded the graduate Classical Education Program at the University of Dallas, where he also served as program director. His publications include Augustine: Rejoicing in the Truth and Socratic Conversation.