Speaking Schedule

2019

Jan

27

Imitating the Uncontrolling Love of God – Pearce Memorial Church, Rochester, NY

Chris O’brien hosts me for Saturday night and Sunday morning worship services.

Jan

28

Thank Goodness, God is Not in Control / 10 Reasons Science and Theology Matters – Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

I speak in chapel and then offer a public lecture at Roberts Wesleyan College. Jeff McPherson is my host.

Jan

29

Uncontrolling Love and Evil – Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

Jeff McPherson hosts me in his Philosophy of Religion and Honors students classes.

Jan

30

What Does it Mean to be “In God” and for God to be “In Us?” – Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Andrei Buckareff hosts me for this lecture on Panentheism, Panexperientialism, and Open and Relational Theology.

Feb

10

Why Its Nearly Impossible for a Pure Conservative to Follow Jesus – Real Life Community Church, Nampa, ID

I’m honored to preach at my home church today!

Feb

19

Ten Reasons Why The Science and Theology Dialoge Matters – Whitworth University, Spokane, WA

Patty Bruininks is my host for this public event at 7p in the Hixon Union Building Multipurpose room. Click for more info.

Feb

26

Evil and Open Theology – Multnomah University, Portland, OR

Paul Metzger and Derrick Peterson host me for an evening conversation about evil and open theology. The event starts at 6pm. 8435 NE Glisan St

Feb

28

Navigating Gender in the Church – Portland Seminary, Portland, OR

Roger Nam has coordinated these events with Randy Woodley and Erica Ramirez to speak to Portland Seminary students.

Mar

3

Introducing the Themes of God Can’t – Cathedral of the Rockies – Downtown, Boise, ID

Duane Anders will be doing a preaching series on the ideas of God Can’t. He’s graciously asked me to introduce the series at the downtown campus of Cathedral of the Rockies this week.

Mar

10

Introducing the Themes of God Can’t – Cathedral of the Rockies – Amity Campus, Boise, ID

Duane Anders will be doing a preaching series on the ideas of God Can’t. He’s graciously asked me to introduce the series this week at Amity campus of Cathedral of the Rockies.

Mar

14

Women’s Experience, #MeToo, and Divine Power – WPS Meeting, Washington DC

I’m joining with Janel Apps Ramsey to give this paper at the Wesleyan Philosophical Society meeting. It will be held at Wesley Seminary.

Mar

15

Eschatology and a God of Uncontrolling Love – WTS Meeting, Washington DC

I’m joining Michael Lodahl, and Keegan Osinski on a panel at the Wesleyan Theological Society meeting. It will be at Wesley Seminary.

Mar

15

The 5 Ideas of God Can’t – WesleyNexus, Washington, DC

Maynard Moore and WesleyNexus host me for this lunch presentation. More details coming.

Mar

16

A God of Love, Evil, and Evolution – WTS Meeting, Washington, DC

I’m giving a paper in the science and theology section of the Wesleyan Theological Society meeting. It will be at Wesley Seminary.

Mar

17

Does it Make Sense to Say God Gives Refuge? / God Can’t- Bethesda United Methodist Church, Maryland

Jenny Cannon hosts me for Sunday morning sermons on refuge at 9a and 11a. After lunch and at 12:30, I’ll give a talk on God Can’t.

Mar

27

Thank Goodness, God is Not in Control / God Can’t: Why God’s Love is Uncontrolling – Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC

Kelli Taylor hosts me for a morning chapel lecture to celebrate Wesley Heritage day. In the evening, I’ll give a public lecture at the University. More details coming.

Mar

29

The 5 Ideas of God Can’t – Claremont School of Theology, CA

Andrew Schwartz and the Center for Process Studies hosts me for this free, 3:30p lecture at Claremont School of Theology.

Mar

31

God Can’t – First Church of the Nazarene, San Diego, CA

I’m working with Dean Nelson and Melissa Tucker about speaking to morning and evening groups. More details coming.

Apr

2

Evil, Science, and Theology – PLNU Grad Class, San Diego, CA

Mark Mann hosts me as I lecture to graduate students at Point Loma Nazarene University

Apr

2

God Can’t – Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA

Mark Maddix hosts me for a presentation to PLNU faculty.

Apr

3

God and 5 Beliefs to Overcome the Problem of Evil – All Souls’ Episcopal Church, San Diego, CA

Mark Mann is my host for this evening lecture at the Point Loma All Souls’ Episcopal Church. More details coming.

Apr

28

God Can’t Stop Evil Singlehandedly – St. Hughs, Oxford University, England

Shaun Henson hosts me for a lecture to start the semester at St. Hughs in Oxford.

Apr

30

Topic to be decided – Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, England

I’m working with Michael Lloyd on the details of this lecture. But it has yet to be confirmed.

May

1

God Can’t Stop Evil Singlehandedly – Ian Ramsey Centre, Oxford, England

Andrew Pinsent and Ralph Weir host me at the Ian Ramsey Centre for this 5:15p event in Oxford. More details coming.

May

4

Evil and the Love of God – Café Awake, Frankfurt, Germany

Wolfgang Koehler (European Nazarene College) and Church in Action host me for a day of lectures. In the morning, I’ll give a public lecture titled, “What Love is and Why it Matters.” In the afternoon, I’ll talk about the 5 ideas in God Can’t and some issues in The Uncontrolling Love of God.

May

5

Sermon Topic to Be Decided – Barnabas Church of the Nazarene, Frankfurt, Germany

Pastor Pit Gueting from Barnabas Church of the Nazarene in Frankfurt hosts me as I preach at his church on Sunday morning.

May

8

Panpsychism and Panenetheism Assisting Open and Relational Theology – University of Munich, Germany

Godehard Bruntrup hosts me for this lecture. More details coming.

May

10

God, Nature and Photography / Open Theology and God’s Love – Academy of the Diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany

Heinz-Hermann Pietz hosts me for two lectures and a photography hike at the Academy of the Diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart.

May

14

Believing a Loving God Exists in a World of Good and Evil – Brussels, Belgium

David Trementozzi of the Continental Theological Seminary hosts me for these lectures. More details coming.

May

16

Essential Kenosis: Solving the Problem of Evil – University of Namur, Belgium

Roland Cazalis hosts me at the University of Namur for this lecture. More details coming.

May

18

The Metaphysics of Love, Human and Divine – University of Wuerzburg, Germany

Matthias Remenyi hosts me for lectures at the University of Wuerzburg. Professors and students from Regensburg will join. More details coming.

May

19

What It Means to be Holy Today / God and Nature Photography – Gelnhausen Church of the Nazarene, Germany

Hans-Gunter Mohn hosts me for a Sunday morning sermon at his Church of the Nazarene. After lunch, I’ll talk about God and Nature photography.

May

21

Panentheism and Open and Relational Theology – University of Muenster, Germany

Klaus Muller hosts me at the University of Muenster. More details coming.

May

22

All in God and God in All? Why Panentheism and Panpsychism Make So Much Sense Today – University of Bochum, Germany

Benedikt Goecke hosts me for this lecture on May 22 at University of Bochum. More details coming.

May

23

The Metaphysics of Open and Relational Philosophy – University of Dusseldorf, Germany

Helmut Maasen hosts me at Dusseldorf University for lectures. More details coming.

May

25

God Can’t Stop Evil Singlehandedly – Mosaik Church, Dusseldorf, Germany

Jason Liesendahl and the Mosaik leadership have invited me to speak on Saturday and Sunday in Dusseldorf. More details coming.

Jul

8

Thank Goodness, God is NOT in Control! Evil, Ecology, and Eschatology from Open and Relational Theological Perspectives – Vancouver School of Theology, Canada

I’m teaching a one-week summer school course the second week of July. Vancouver School of Theology has invited me to do this. The class will explore Open and Relational Theologies and my book, God Can’t. I thank Trevor Malkinson and Jason Byassee for hosting me.

Aug

16

Evil, Suffering, and God’s Uncontrolling Love

Paul Dazet and SouthSide Church of the Nazarene hosts me for this event. Precise days, times, and more details forthcoming.

Aug

17

God Can’t and the Answers to Suffering

Sharon McQueary and Fireside Church hosts me for a Saturday conference exploring the ideas in God Can’t and then preaching Sunday Morning.