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:

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

Aug. 22: Podcast and documentary work at Baylor University

Sept. 23 and 30: Teach University of Texas faculty for CRU faculty ministry

Dec. 14: “Stepping into Controversy” seminar at Brenham Bible Church

Dec. 15: Preach at Brenham Bible Church

Dec. 29: Preach at Grace Bible Fellowship in Bastrop, TX

2020

Feb. 13, 14: Dave interviews scholar for documentary (Dallas, TX)

Feb. 28-March 1: Doreen speaking at women’s retreat (Ft. Worth, TX)

March 13: Dave and Doreen lead discussion of The Screwtape Letters at Hill House/University of Texas (Austin, TX); cancelled

March 25: Doreen speaks at Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL); postponed

March 25: Dave speaks at Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL); postponed

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, all speaking is postponed until further notice.

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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