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 – Salem, Or.

The Oasis Church of the Nazarene hosts me for a Saturday night lecture. I’ll talk about themes in my best selling-book, God Can’t. Click here for more details.

Sep

15

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

I’ll preach Sunday morning at the Oasis Church of the Nazarene. I thank my host, Trevor Robinson. 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 – OKCU, Oklahoma City, 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 – 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 6pm lecture at a school Deanery Event, hosted by Melody Knowles.

Oct

13

A God of Love in a World of Suffering – Chevy Chase, Md.

I’ll be preaching two services for the Chevy Chase First United Methodist Church. I thank Kirkland Reynolds and the church for hosting me.

Oct

14

God Can’t Prevent Evil Singlehandedly – Wesley Seminary, WaDC

Times and places on campus still being decided.

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. More details coming.

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. More details coming.

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

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, 6pm. More details coming.