Speaking Schedule

2019

Aug

16

Finding Hope after Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils – Muncie, Ind.

Paul Dazet and SouthSide Church of the Nazarene hosts me for this evening event. Here’s a link with details.

Aug

17

Finding Hope after Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils – Oregon, Ohio

Sharon McQueary and Fireside Church hosts me for a Saturday conference exploring the ideas in God Can’t. I’m also preaching the next day, Sunday Morning. Here’s a link with details.

Aug

19

God Can’t Stop Evil Singlehandedly – Youngstown, Ohio

The East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist church hosts me for these Monday morning lectures. The event starts at 9:30a, has a lunch option, and is open to the public. I thank Shane Russo for coordinating the event. Click for more details.

Aug

24

God Can’t, BBQ Discussion – Boise, Id.

Craig Morton is hosting a 5pm discussion of God Can’t, and it’s combined with a barbecue! He toyed with calling it, “God Can’t Barbecue,” but that didn’t seem quite right! Join us!

Sep

14

God Can’t: An Answer to Evil – Willamette University, Salem, Or.

The Oasis Church of the Nazarene, Center for Process Studies, and Claremont School of Theology hosts me for this Saturday night lecture at Willamette University. I’ll talk about themes in my best selling-book, God Can’t. I thank my hosts, Andrew Schwartz and Trevor Robinson. Click here for more details.

Sep

15

Why Christians Need Science and Science Needs Christians – Willamette University, Salem, Or.

The Oasis Church of the Nazarene, Center for Process Studies, and Claremont School of Theology hosts me for this Sunday afternoon lecture at Willamette University. I thank my hosts, Trevor Robinson and Andrew Schwartz. Click here for more details.

Sep

16

God Can’t Book Signing – Tulsa, Ok.

I’m speaking and signing copies of my book, God Can’t, at Magic City books. Event starts at 7:00-8:30pm. I thank Pat Caweizell for scheduling this event. Here’s a link with more info.

Sep

17

Five Beliefs We Need in the Face of Evil – Sapulpa, Ok.

I’m speaking at 7pm at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. I thank Gabriel Gordon for coordinating this event.

Sep

18

Thank Goodness, God is NOT in Control – Oklahoma City University, Ok.

I’m speaking at Oklahoma City University,  2:30 to 3:45 p.m. in Great Hall, Tom and Brenda McDaniel Student Center. I thank Mark Davies and the university for hosting me.

Sep

18

Five Beliefs to Solve the Problem of Suffering – Bethany, Ok.

I’m speaking at 7pm at Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. I thank Rick Farmer for hosting me at this public event.

Sep

19

Wesleyan-Holiness Theological Contributions to Mission – Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Ok.

I’ll be speaking at Oklahoma Baptist University on “Wesleyan holiness theological contributions to the global missions movement, past and present.” 12:30-1:45 on Thursday 19 September. 

Sep

19

Why “God Can’t” is Good News! – Shawnee, Ok.

I’m giving a 7pm public lecture as part of a series, which is jointly hosted by University Baptist Church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, and Oklahoma Baptist University. 

Sep

20

Misfits Theology Conference (2 Lectures) – Tulsa, Ok.

Gabriel Gordon has put together a fantastic two-day “theology camp.” I’m giving a lecture Friday night and Saturday morning, with plenty of time for interaction. Here’s a link with more info.

Sep

22

A Loving God in a Suffering World – Tulsa, Ok.

I’ll be preaching at Christ Church in Tulsa, Ok. this Sunday morning.

Oct

10

God Can’t Stop Evil Singlehandedly – Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va.

I’m giving a 7pm lecture at a school Deanery Event, hosted by Melody Knowles.

Oct

13

Thank Goodness, God is NOT in Control – Chevy Chase, Md.

I’ll be preaching two services Sunday morning at the Chevy Chase First United Methodist Church. Following the second service, I’ll do a short lecture and host a discussion. I thank Kirkland Reynolds and the church for hosting me.

Oct

13

God Can’t Stop Evil Singlehandedly – Germantown, Md.

I’m lecturing Sunday evening, October 13th, 5 – 7 PM, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 13700 Schaeffer Road, Germantown, Maryland. I thank Ricky Ballew for hosting me. For more info, a flyer can be found here.

Oct

15

Rethinking God’s Power in Light of God’s Love – Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ

Catherine Keller hosts me for several days of public, class, and chapel lectures.

Chapel: Tuesday at noon. I’ll lecture in Catherine’s class Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday evening lecture at 6:00 p.m. Here’s a link with info.

Oct

28

Online Class – Why God Can’t Stop Evil and Why that Matters when Helping Hurting People

I’m teaching a 3-week online course late October to mid November 2019. And I’d love for you to participate! Cost: $99; CEU credits: 2; Dates: Oct. 28-Nov. 15; Host: BeADisciple;  Click for Course Description and More Info

Nov

3

Thank Goodness, God is Not in Control! – Boise, Id.

Joe Bankard and the Collister Ave. United Methodist Church hosts me for a Sunday morning sermon at 10:30am. Discussion follows the service.

Nov

12

Answers to Suffering that Make Sense – University of Pikeville, Ky.

I thank Rob Musick and Burton Webb for hosting me for these university events. More details coming.

Nov

14

Why the Science and Religion Dialogue Really Matters – Berea College, Ky.

I’ll be speaking in classes and offering a public lecture at Berea College, Berea, Ky. I thank Jeff Pool and the college for hosting me. More details coming.

Nov

22

American Academy of Religion – San Diego, Ca.

I’ll be participating in various sessions at the American Academy of Religion meetings, Nov. 22-26.

Nov

23

Relentless Love and the Afterlife – Theology Without Walls, San Diego, Ca.

I will present my paper, Relentless Love and the Afterlife, in the Theology Without Walls section of the American Academy of Religion meeting, San Diego, CA. Date and time tbd.

Nov

24

Why the Science and Religion Dialogue REALLY Matters – San Diego, Ca.

All Soul’s Episcopal hosts me for an evening lecture at 5pm.

Dec

3

The Nature of Love – Methodist Theological School, Ohio

I’ll be speaking with theology students in Sarah Lancaster’s class on topics from my book, The Nature of Love.