Projects and Lectures
24 Hours of Uncontrolling Love – Facebook Live Event
At 5pm (Mountain) on Thursday, August 24, I begin a series of half hour segments over the next 24 hours done by contributors to the book, Uncontrolling Love. I conclude the 24-hour marathon with a 4:30pm (Mountain) segment on August 25. Find the videos after the event on Conversations on the Uncontrolling Love of God Facebook page.
Philosophical Foundations of Ministry
NNU Masters of Religion course on philosophical and theological issues in ministry; August – October
One Week, Online Continuing Education Course
Monday, Sept 11 through Friday, Sept 15, I’m teaching a $29, week-long, online course on Evil, Randomness, and God’s Providence.
Uncontrolling Love – Nampa, Idaho
Real Life Community Church hosts an Uncontrolling Love book launch event. I’ll be speaking and interviewing some book contributors. 10am
Photography and Theology – Boise, Idaho
I’ll be speaking twice on this Sunday morning, but doing the same lecture/sermon on photography and theology. The event is at Eastwind Community Church in Boise, ID. Times to be announced.
Uncontrolling Love – Junction City, Kansas
Dyton Owen and the Junction City First United Methodist church host this Uncontrolling Love book launch event. I’ll speak Saturday night, 7pm, preach Sunday morning, and speak again at 3pm Sunday afternoon.
Uncontrolling Love – Nashville, Tennessee
Rick Quinn, Alexis Waggoner, and Graden Kirksey host several Uncontrolling Love events in Nashville. I’ll be speaking at the Parnassus book store during the day on Friday, October 13, and at Woodmont Christian Church (Drowata Hall, 3601 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville). The second event is Saturday morning, 10am, October 14, at Andrew Price United Methodist Church (2846 Lebanon Pike, Nashville).
Contemporary Theology and Spiritual Formation
I’m teaching this graduate course at NNU from October through December.
How to Think about God as Creator – Nampa, Idaho
I’ll give a lecture to NNU students about plausible ways to conceive of God as Creator.
Uncontrolling Love – Portland, Oregon
Bo Sanders hosts this Uncontrolling Love book launch November 3-5. More details on times and locations.
Uncontrolling Love – Boston, Massachusetts
Abby Henrich and Jon Paul Sydnor host this Uncontrolling Love book launch event at Grace Community Boston. More details forthcoming.
American Academy of Religion – Boston Massachusetts
I’ll be attending the American Academy of Religion meeting in Boston. A couple of speaking possibilities are in the works but not yet confirmed.
Uncontrolling Love – Ohio
Craig Drurey, Bryan Overbaugh, and Joshua Reichard host this Uncontrolling Love book launch at Zion United Church of Christ, 2716 West 14th Street, Cleveland on December 2. I will also speak December 1 at Ashland Theological Seminary.
Postmodern Theology for Postmodern Culture
I begin teaching a graduate course at Northwest Nazarene University that runs from January through March.
Preaching: New and Now – Wesley Conference in Nampa, Idaho
Jay Akkerman directs this Northwest Nazarene University Wesley conference on preaching. I plan to attend. The conference is Feb 1-2 in Nampa, Idaho.
Loving Machines Conference – Manchester, United Kingdom
I’m giving a plenary lecture at this “Loving Machines” conference at the University of Manchester, February 23-25. Scott Midson directs the event.
Uncontrolling Love – Leeds, United Kingdom
Simon Hall hosts this evening event at Cafe Theologique in Leeds.
Photography and Theology – Leeds, United Kingdom
Helen Reid hosts this Leeds Church Institute event. I’m showing my photography and talking theology at this event. More details to come.
Models of Providence – Edinburgh, Scotland
David Grummett and Edinburgh University invites me to give a lecture at its Theology and Ethics Research Seminar, Wednesday March 14. More details to come.
The Psychology of Love and the Problem of Evil – Manchester, United Kingdom
Roger Bretherton and the British Association of Christians in Psychology have invited me to speak at their conference in Manchester titled, ‘The Psychology of Love and the Problem of Evil.’ Precise dates, times, and locations forthcoming.
Uncontrolling Love – Basel, Switzerland
Manuel Schmid hosts this Uncontrolling Love book launch event in Basel, Switzerland. More details forthcoming.
Advocating for a Personal God – Innsbruck, Austria
I’m giving a plenary paper at an analytic theology conference asking whether God should be considered personal. August 7-9, Innsbruck, Austria