Speaking Schedule

2018

Aug

6

Love and a Personal God – Innsbruck, Austria

I’m giving a plenary paper at the Innsbruck University during this three-day analytic theology conference. Link

Sep

10

Know Your Faith – Bethany, OK

I will speak at 6:30p and around 8p in the Bud Robinson Room, Southern Nazarene University. This is a TEDTalk style event; it’s free, but donations are accepted.  I’m grateful to host Rick Farmer for including me.

Sep

11

The Significance of Science and Theology – Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK

Details forthcoming. I’m grateful to Ron Wright and the SNU science and religion club for hosting me.

Sep

16

Authenticity – Real Life Community, Nampa, ID

I’m honored to preach this Sunday morning at my home church, Real Life Community Church of the Nazarene. We’ve got a GREAT pastoral staff, including our lead pastor Sarah Riley. The morning service starts at 10a.

Sep

24

Ten Reasons Why the Science-Theology Dialogue Really Matters – Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC

Bullard-Templeton lectures in Matthews Ministry Center, 11am. More info here. I thank JR Hustwit for hosting me for these lectures.

Sep

26

Creation Issues: HomeBrewed Christianity Lectures – NC

I’m working with Tripp Fuller on a series of events, one of which is a public dialogue on Thursday at a local Lutheran church. More details coming.

Sep

29

5 Beliefs to Solve the Problem of Evil – Marlton, NJ

At Wiley Mission Church. 2 sessions Saturday morning and 1 early Saturday afternoon. I’m grateful to Doug Gilmore for hosting me for these seminars.

Sep

30

Imitate God and Live a Life of Love – Marlton, NJ

I’ll preach Sunday morning at the Wiley Mission Church. I’m grateful to the church and Doug Gilmore for hosting me.

Oct

1

Abuse, Tragedy, and God’s Uncontrolling Love- Messiah College, PA

Oct. 1, Monday  7:00; Public lecture.

Oct

2

The Essential Kenosis Model of Providence – Sider Institute, Messiah College, PA

Invitation only dinner and lecture.

Oct

4

Would a God of Love Create through Evolution? – Emmanuel College, MA

Emmanuel College, Library Lecture Hall 6:00pm – 7:30pm. I thank my Jon Paul Sydnor and Emmanuel College for hosting this event.

Oct

5

Would a God of Love Create through Evolution? – Gordon College/ASA

I’m working with Craig Story and Randy Isaac to present this lecture at Gordon College, 7p, Friday, Oct 5.

Oct

7

Is God to Blame for Failing to Prevent Evil? – Church in the Cove, MA

Church in the Cove, MA. I thank Cliff Hersey and Church in the Cove for sponsoring this event.  5:00 pm

Oct

9

Is Belief in the Afterlife Philosophically Valid? – Curry College, MA

This event is a class lecture at Curry College, MA. I thank the college and my host, Les Muray, for inviting me for this lecture.

Oct

10

Would a God of Love Create Through Evolution? – Curry College, MA

This is a lecture in a Curry College class on Science and Religion. I thank the college and Les Muray for hosting me.

Oct

11

The Meaning of Love – Stonehill College, MA

This is a public science and religion lecture open to the public. 4pm.

Oct

11

The Problem of God – Stonehill College, MA

Roundtable Discussion with Richard Capobianco and Greg Shaw at Stonehill College on God’s existence. 8pm. Hosted by Karl Giberson.

Oct

12

Nature Photography – Stonehill College, MA

I’ll lecture to students on environmentalism and photography at Stonehill College, MA. I thank Stonehill and Karl Giberson for hosting me for this and other events.

Oct

26

Relentless Love: God’s Activity Now and Beyond the Grave – Troy, MI

Perry Gresham Lectures. Friday October 26, 2018 10:00-2:00 (30-minute lunch). I’m grateful to Bob Cornwall for hosting me.

Oct

27

Believing in God and Love after Tragedy, Abuse, and Suffering – Troy, MI

Community Workshop Saturday October 27, 10:00-1:30.  I’m grateful to Bob Cornwall and his church community for hosting me for these lectures.

Oct

28

The Greatest is Love – Troy, MI

Sunday Morning, October 28, 2018, 10:30 AM. I’m grateful to Bob Cornwall and his church for hosting me.

Nov

1

The Parliament of the World’s Religions – Toronto, CAN

I’ll spend this week at the Parliament, with special responsibilities related to the Institute for Ecological Civilization.

Nov

2

How Do We Know if We Love if We Don’t Know What Love Is? – Toronto, CAN

In this Parliament of the World’s Religions session, I’ll seek to define love and my co-presenter, Xiaoan Li, will talk about love exemplars. Title: “How Do We Know if We Love if We Don’t Know What Love Is? Defining Love and Exploring Its Forms” 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM; Room 104D

Nov

4

We Protect What We Love: Using Photography for Spiritual Reflection and EcoJustice – Toronto, CAN

We Protect What We Love: Using Photography for Spiritual Reflection and Ecojustice; 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM; Room 717A

Nov

6

Love and Justice in Three Abrahamic Traditions – Toronto, CAN

I’ll serve on an interreligous panel discussing a Christian view of love and justice. 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM; Room 604

Nov

16

Live Podcast of Open and Relational Theology – Pre-AAR/SBL Denver, CO

Brewed Theology and HomeBrewed Christianity are hosting me and sponsoring this LIVE podcast event at Blue Moon Brewery (RiNo), 7-10pm. See www.brewtheology.org

Nov

17

An Essentially Passible God – AAR/SBL: Denver, CO

Saturday – 9:00 AM-11:00 AM, Hilton City Center-Mattie Silks (Lower Level 1)

Nov

18

Affirming and Extending Keith Ward’s Trinitarian Proposal – AAR/SBL: Denver, CO

Sunday – 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, Convention Center-Mile High 1F (Lower Level), My full paper title: “Affirming and Extending Keith Ward’s Trinitarian Proposal: Why God Naturally and Necessarily Relates with Creation”

Nov

19

God, Consciousness, and Panpsychism – AAR/SBL: Denver, CO

I’m chairing this Open and Relational Theologies session: God, Consciousness, and Panpsychism: Open and Relational Perspectives, Monday – 5:30 PM-7:00 PM, Convention Center-Mile High 3A (Lower Level)

Nov

27

Defining Love for Interdisciplinary Research on Human Flourishing – Notre Dame U., IN

This is a Tuesday evening lecture sponsored by the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing. I thank Celia Deane-Drummond for hosting me.

Nov

30

An Alternative to Creatio Ex Nihilo Worth Adopting – Notre Dame U, IN

I’ll be giving a paper at 10am for the Center for Philosophy of Religion. I thank the center and Mike Rea for hosting me.