Speaking

STEPPING INTO CONTROVERSY SEMINAR

Engaging Controversy, Exhibiting Courage, and Exemplifying Christ-Like Character: Is it Possible in Today’s Climate?

We live in turbulent and divisive times.  Many Christians tell me that they can’t talk about political differences…with their best friends!  How much hope is there then to discuss controversial matters with those we don’t know?  Most are pessimistic about the prospect.

I believe we can do much better.  The tools to do so are available.

For many years, I’ve been thinking and writing about how people ought to engage on issues that they vehemently disagree on.  I’ve decided it is high time to speak on it.

My conversation partners are liberals and conservatives, though you will find out that I don’t much care for those labels.  Too many on both sides resort to labels instead of doing the hard work of better understanding what “the other side” truly believes.

I am available to speak and interact with your group starting  July 15.

For those interested in more extended input, I have put together a study guide with several discussion questions of How to Think: a Survival Guide for a World at Odds by Alan Jacobs.

Cost: Pay my expenses and whatever honorarium you deem appropriate.

Recent and Upcoming Speaking:

2018

Jan. 7: Preaching at Grace Bible Fellowship (Bastrop, TX)

Feb. 8: “God, What on Earth are Your Doing?” (Hill House at the University of Texas Austin, TX)

Feb. 11: Preaching at Church of the Cross (Austin, TX)

Feb. 15: “God, What on Earth are You Doing?” (Hill House at the University of Texas Austin, TX)

Feb. 22: “God, What on Earth are You Doing?” (Hill House at the University of Texas Austin, TX)

March 4: Baseball Chapel for University of California, Berkeley (Frisco, TX)

March-End of Year: Interviews and Speaking on Latest Books (Various, TBA)

March 16,17: “God, What on Earth are You Doing?” at The Village Church of Shell Point (Fort Myers, FL)

May 1, 8, 15: “God, What on Earth are You Doing?”  (Westlake, TX)

July 18: How History Works (Hill House at the University of Texas, Austin)

July 25: How History Works (Hill House at the University of Texas, Austin)

Sept. 9: Preach at Grace Bible Fellowship (Bastrop, TX)

Sept./Oct.: “God, What on Earth are You Doing?” (Westlake, TX)

Oct. 8: Guest on Base Camp Podcast (Boise, ID)

Oct. 12: Lunch Discussion (Hill House at the University of Texas, Austin)

Oct. 19: Lunch Discussion (Hill House at the University of Texas at Austin)

Oct. 22: Teach on Proverbs (Hill House at the University of Texas at Austin)

Oct. 26: Lunch Discussion (Hill House at the University of Texas at Austin)

Oct. 29: Teach on Proverbs (Hill House at the University of Texas at Austin)

Nov. 15: Introduction to the book of Jeremiah at Arizona Christian University (Phoenix, AZ)

Nov. 25: Preach at Brenham Bible Church (Brenham, TX)

Nov. 26: Teach on Thomas Paine (One Day Academy of Austin, TX)

2019

Feb. 15: Interview scholar for documentary

Feb. 28: Bible study for graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin/Hill House

March 6: Interview scholar for documentary

March 25: Bible study for undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Austin/Hill House

April 2: Teach on forthcoming book, God, What on Earth are You Doing? in Dallas, Texas

April 15: Bible study for undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin/Hill House

May 22: Interviewed by Professor Mark Bauerlein for First Things Podcast

June 5,12,19,26: Stepping into Controversy seminar at the University of Texas at Austin/Hill House

July 3,10,17: Stepping into Controversy seminar at the University of Texas at Austin/Hill House

TBA:

“God, What on Earth are You Doing?: an Honest Conversation” (scheduling various places)

“Stepping into Controversy” course/seminar (scheduling various places)

 

 

 

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