Projects and Lectures

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

One Week, Online Continuing Education Course

Monday, Sept 11 through Friday, Sept 15, I’m teaching a $29, 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 some book contributors. 10am

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

8

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, 7pm, preach Sunday morning, and speak again at 3pm Sunday afternoon.

Oct

13

Uncontrolling Love – Nashville, Tennessee

Rick Quinn, Alexis Waggoner, and Graden Kirksey host several Uncontrolling Love events in Nashville. I’ll be speaking at the Parnassus book store during the day on Friday, October 13, and at Woodmont Christian Church (Drowata Hall, 3601 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville). The second event is Saturday morning, 10am, October 14, at Andrew Price United Methodist Church (2846 Lebanon Pike, Nashville).

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.

Nov

3

Uncontrolling Love – Portland, Oregon

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

Nov

11

Uncontrolling Love – Boston, Massachusetts

Abby Henrich and Jon Paul Sydnor host this Uncontrolling Love book launch event at Grace Community Boston. More details 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

2

Uncontrolling Love – Ohio

Craig Drurey, Bryan Overbaugh, and Joshua Reichard host this Uncontrolling Love book launch at Zion United Church of Christ, 2716 West 14th Street, Cleveland on December 2. I will also speak December 1 at Ashland Theological Seminary.

2018

Jan

8

Postmodern Theology for Postmodern Culture

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

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, United Kingdom

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, United Kingdom

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