Schedule

2017

Aug

24

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.

Aug

28

Philosophical Foundations of Ministry

NNU Masters of Religion course on philosophical and theological issues in ministry; August – October

Sep

11

Evil, Randomness, and God’s Providence

Monday, Sept 11 through Friday, Sept 15, I’m teaching a week-long, online course on Evil, Randomness, and God’s Providence.

Sep

24

Uncontrolling Love – Nampa, Idaho

Real Life Community Church hosts an Uncontrolling Love book launch event. I’ll be speaking and interviewing Cathy Beals, Cameron McCown, Angela Monroe, and Adam Watkins. Event starts at 10am, and the location is at 120 14th Ave South, Nampa, ID.

Oct

1

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.

Oct

7

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,Oct. 7, at 7pm, and I’ll interview other book contributors. Then I’ll preach Sunday morning, Oct. 8 and speak again at 3pm Sunday afternoon.

Oct

13

Uncontrolling Love – Nashville, Tennessee

On Friday, Oct. 13, 1pm-5pm, I’ll be speaking along with Graden Kirksey and Alexis Waggoner at the Woodmont Christian Church (Drowata Hall, 3601 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville). Friday evening, I’ll be speaking at the Parnassus book store in Nashville. On Saturday, Oct. 14, 8:30am-2:30pm I’ll be speaking along with others at Andrew Price United Methodist Church (2846 Lebanon Pike, Nashville). Speakers include Rick Quinn, Alexis Waggoner, Graden Kirksey, Jeff Skinner, Donna Ward, Gloria Coffin, Lisa Michaels and me.

Oct

15

Creation and Uncontrolling Love – Huntsville, AL

Keith Noren, Weatherly Heights Baptist Church, and the Discovery Center is hosting me for two lectures on Sunday, Oct. 15. The afternoon lecture is a 2pm, and I’ll be speaking on the Uncontrolling Love of God. The evening lecture is at 6pm, and I’ll offer a new doctrine of original creation to replace creation from nothing. The Lectures will be at Weatherly Heights Baptist Church www.weatherly.org, 1309 Cannstatt Drive, Huntsville, AL. 35803.

Oct

23

Contemporary Theology and Spiritual Formation

I’m teaching this graduate course at NNU from October through December.

Oct

25

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.

Oct

29

Uncontrolling Love – Boise, ID

Dana Hicks, Joe Bankard, and the BSU Wesley House host me for a lecture and discussion of ideas in The Uncontrolling Love of God. 7pm, Boise State University.

Nov

3

Uncontrolling Love – Portland, Oregon

Bo Sanders hosts this Uncontrolling Love book launch November 3-5. More details on times and locations.

Nov

12

Uncontrolling Love – Boston, Massachusetts

Abby Henrich and Jon Paul Sydnor host this Uncontrolling Love book launch event at Grace Community Boston. I’ll be speaking Sunday morning, and I’ll interview Uncontrolling Love contributors on Sunday evening. Locations and times forthcoming.

Nov

18

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.

Dec

1

Uncontrolling Love – Cleveland, Ohio

Craig Drurey, Bryan Overbaugh, and Joshua Reichard host these Uncontrolling Love events. I’ll give a lecture on Friday, Dec. 1, 7pm at Ashland Theological Seminary. My lecture title: “Why God Can’t Prevent Torture, Miscarriages, and Hurricanes: A New Model of Divine Providence.” We are working on a book launch even at Zion United Church of Christ, 2716 West 14th Street, Cleveland on December 2. I’ll speak Sunday morning, 10am at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cleveland Heights. My title is “Tragedy and God’s Love in Light of Uncontrolling Love.”

2018

Jan

8

Postmodern Theology for Postmodern Culture

I begin teaching a graduate course at Northwest Nazarene University that runs from January through March.

Jan

20

Uncontrolling Love – Placentia, CA

I’m leading an Uncontrolling Love book launch event at the United Methodist Church in Placentia, CA (2050 Valencia Ave). The event starts at 7pm on Saturday, Jan. 20, and I’ll be speaking and interviewing contributors to Uncontrolling Love. I’m preaching the next morning, Jan. 21, at the same location.

Jan

22

Evil, Randomness, and God’s Providence

I’ll be teaching a week-long, online course for CEUs from January 22-26. The topic: Evil, Randomness, and God’s Providence.

Feb

1

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.

Feb

23

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.

Mar

8

Uncontrolling Love – Leeds, United Kingdom

Simon Hall hosts this evening event at Cafe Theologique in Leeds.

Mar

10

Photography and Theology – Leeds, Englad

Helen Reid hosts this Leeds Church Institute event. I’m showing my photography and talking theology at this event. More details to come.

Mar

14

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.

Mar

16

The Psychology of Love and the Problem of Evil – Manchester, England

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.

Jul

29

Uncontrolling Love – Basel, Switzerland

Manuel Schmid hosts this Uncontrolling Love book launch event in Basel, Switzerland. More details forthcoming.

Aug

7

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