Speaking Schedule

2020

Jan

4

“God Can’t” 2 Talks; “God, Nature, & Photography” – Loma Linda, CA

Jim Walters and Dave Larson host me for a series of talks on a Saturday Adventist Sabbath. The morning events are at 10.30-11.45 and 12:00-1:15. The afternoon event is a 3pm in the Damazo Amphitheater. Co-sponsors for these events are the Branson Legacy, Sabbagh Seminar, and LLU Humanities Program.

Jan

5

Bringing Theology to Mind – Fuller Theological Seminary

I’m participating in a 2-week workshop on psychology and theology, hosted by Fuller Theological Seminary. I thank Justin Barrett, Alli Wiltshire and, many others for their work to make this event a reality.

Jan

12

“Ten Lessons on Forgiveness” & “What Love is and Why It Matters” – Azusa, CA

Dale and Karen Winslow host me for a morning lesson and after-lunch talk at Foothills Community Church in Azusa.

Jan

19

“Why Doesn’t God Stop Evil?” – Newport Beach, CA

Cindy Evans Vorhees hosts me for a morning lecture at St. James Episcopal Church, Newport Beach, Ca. The event begins at 9am in the “Faith Lab.”

Feb

8

“God Can’t Fix Everything and That’s Good News” – Seattle

Katie Ladd is my hostess on Saturday at The Well in Seattle. The event begins at 10:30am and ends around noon. Tickets are $10 general admission/$5 for students. Click here for tickets. All are welcome to attend regardless of ability to pay. More information at www.thewellqueenanne.org

Feb

9

“Thank Goodness God is NOT in Control!” – Seattle

I’ll preach Sunday morning and then do an afternoon workshop at Seattle First United Methodist Church. Jeremy Smith is my host.

Feb

9

“God Can’t: A Better Way to Think about God & Suffering” – Seattle

I’m speaking Sunday evening, 6p, at the Bellevue First UMC. Phil Antilla is my host. For more info or to RSVP, see fumcbellevue.org/oord. The event is free.

Feb

10

“New Testament Theology, Essential Kenosis, and a God Who Can’t Stop Evil Singlehandedly” – Portland Seminary

Ekaputra Tupamahu hosts me for this discussion with his New Testament class.

Feb

13

“God Can’t Stop Evil Singlehandedly” – Portland

Ric Shewell and Christ United Methodist Church hosts me for this evening conversation. Activities begin with dinner at 5:30p, and I’ll speak on God Can’t at 6:30p. Address: 12755 NW Dogwood St., Portland, OR 97229

Feb

16

“God Can’t Prevent Evil Singlehandedly” – Salem, OR

Heather Hawkins, Dan Pitney, and the Salem United Methodist Church are hosting me for Sunday morning events. I will preach at the 8:45am and 11:15am services and do a church-wide Q&A during the 10am hour. The church is at 600 State St., Salem.

Feb

17

“God’s Love and Evil” – Azusa Pacific University

I’ll be speaking to Tiffany Triplett’s class at 6pm. More details coming.

Feb

27

“13 Reasons to Go Wesleyan” – Omaha

I’m speaking to UMC pastors in Nebraska, and my full lecture title is “13 Reasons to Go Wesleyan: Our Common Witness for a Fractured World,” Thursday, February 27th at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Chris Jorgensen has been the lead in making this happen.

Feb

29

“The Theology and Practice of God Can’t” – Kansas City

Jonathan Foster, Johan Tredoux, and Mission Church host me for this Saturday evening event, which is open to the public. http://www.missionchurchonline.com 10000 Marshall Dr. Lenexa, KS

Mar

1

“Thank Goodness, God is NOT in Control!” – Kansas City

Jonathan Foster and Mission Church host me Sunday morning, 10am. I’ll be preaching. The church is located at 10000 Marshall Dr. Lenexa, KS http://www.missionchurchonline.com

Mar

3

“A Solution to the Problem of Evil” – Pittsburg State University

Don Viney and the Pittsburg State Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences and the University Philosophical Society host me for this 6pm evening lecture at 409 Russ Hall, Pittsburg State University

Mar

5

“Five Philosophical Beliefs for an Ecological Revolution” – Kansas City

The Wesleyan Philosophical Society meeting is exploring ecology, and I’m giving a paper at it’s Thursday meeting.

Mar

6

“Demons, the Demonic, and God’s Love” – Kansas City

I’m presenting this paper at the Wesleyan Theological Society meeting in Kansas City. I’m also responding at the meeting to a paper by Bradford McCall.

Mar

22

“God Can’t and Questions about Love & Evil” – Napa, CA

Pete Shaw and the Crosswalk Community Church in Napa, California have invited me to talk about ideas in God Can’t. Pete has already preached a sermon series on the book.

Apr

15

“God Can’t Prevent Evil Singlehandedly” – Salt Lake City

Rusty Butler and Kevin Lambert host me for an evening (7p) lecture at Christ United Methodist Church of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Apr

16

“Evil, Love, and God’s Power” – Utah Valley University

Brian Birch and Jim McLachlin have invited me to participate in this philosophy conference and lecture in some UVU classrooms. April 16-17. More details coming.

Apr

18

“Relentless Love and the Afterlife” – Virginia Theological Seminary

Ian Markham and John Knight have invited me and others for several days of thinking together. My task is to write an accessible article on afterlife views. I do not think this event is open to the public, but more details are coming.

Apr

22

“Why God Can’t Stop Suffering and Why It Matters” – Washington, DC

I’m speaking at National United Methodist Church this Wednesday evening. A dinner begins at 6p; my lecture begins at 7p. I thank Janet Craswell for hosting me.

Apr

24

“Holiness Lectures” – Salvation Army, Suffern, NY

I’m giving a series of lectures on holiness for officers in the Salvation Army. Then I’ll preach on a Sunday morning. The events take place April 24-26.

Apr

29

“Seven Models of Divine Action for Science and Religion” – Madrid, Spain

I’m giving this paper while attending the European Society for the Study of Science and Theology. The conference begins April 29 and goes through May 3. More details coming.

May

4

Love and Evil – University of Navarro, Spain

I’m giving two lectures at the University of Navarro, May 4 and 5. More details coming.