Past Speaking Engagements


March 24-25, Pacific Palisades, CA: Elizabeth N. Stern Lecture at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church

May 15-16, San Antonio, TX: Festival of Homiletics

Sept. 11-12, Waco, TX: Truett Seminary at Baylor University

Sept. 16-17, Dayton, OH: Westminster Presbyterian

Oct. 6-8, Bloomfield Hills, MI: Kirk in the Hills


January 20, Miami, FL: Barry University

January 22-24, Greenwood, MS: Episcopal Church of the Nativity

February 1-2, Dallas, TX: Perkins School of Theology Ministers Week

February 26-28, Denver, CO: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church

March 3-4, Memphis TN: Church of the Holy Communion (March 3: lecture, 7:00 pm; March 4: city-wide clergy breakfast, 8:00-10:00 am)

March 3-4, Memphis, TN: Calvary Episcopal (March 3 and 4: Lenten series sermons, 12:00 pm)

March 16-18, Waco, TX: Baylor University

March 29-30, St. Louis, MO: Eden Seminary

April 10, Dallas, TX: Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal

April 12, Cincinnati, OH: Local Lutheran clergy

April 16-17, Birmingham, AL: St. Mary’s

May 2-4, Memphis, TN: Diocese of Western Tennessee

May 15-20, Atlanta, GA: Festival of Homiletics

May 22-23, Cleveland, OH: Old Stone Church

July 20-21, London, OH: Proctor Center

August 1-5, Los Angeles, CA: Hatchery LA Adult VBS

September 17, Charlottesville, VA: Westminster Presbyterian Church

September 25, Ann Arbor, MI: Waterman Lecture at First Baptist

October 3, Buies Creek, NC: Campbell University Elevating Preaching Conference

October 8-10, Avon Lake, OH: Westside Theological Forum, Avon Lake UCC

October 22-23, Charlotte, NC: Faith Forum, Christ Church

November 7, Abilene, TX: George Knight Lectures, Hardin Simmons University

November 19-22, San Antonio, TX: Society of Biblical Literature


January 11, Birmingham, AL: Independent Presbyterian Church

February 4-6, Orlando, FL: DART Annual Clergy Conference

March 12, Seattle, WA: This Healing Ground

March 13-14, Seattle, WA: The Well/Queen Anne UMC and St. Mark’s Episcopal

March 20-22: Raleigh, NC: Pullen Memorial Baptist Church

April 6, Dallas, TX (via phone): FaithForm Gathering

April 13-15, St. Joseph, MO: Faith & Culture Conference

April 20-22, Decatur, GA: Columbia Theological Seminary 2015 Colloquium

April 30-May 2, Pasadena, CA: Justice, Grace, and Law in the Mission of God (Ogilvie Institute at Brehm Center)

May 5-7, Denver, CO: Episcopal Preaching Conference

May 12-13, Denver, CO: Festival of Homiletics

June 13-14, Cleveland Heights, OH: Forest Hill Church

July 20-24, Spokane, WA: Whitworth Institute of Ministry Summer Adult Program

August 15-16, San Antonio, TX: Laurel Heights UMC Season of Renewal

September 20-21, Chicago, IL: John Chrysostom Music & Preaching Series at St. Chrysostom Episcopal Church

September 24, Cininnati, OH: Long Hard Road to Neighborliness

September 27-28, Mobile, AL: Dill Lectures and “A Day Apart” at Dauphin Way UMC 

October 10-11, Fayetteville, AR (TBD)

October 17-18, N. Wilkesboro, NC: North Wilkesboro Presbyterian Church Annual Lecture Series

October 25, Chicago/Elmhurst IL: Preaching at Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago and lunch at Elmhurst College

October 30-31, Loma Linda, CA: “Sabbath as Resistance” and “Healing of the Nations” at Loma Linda University

November 5-8, Asheville, NC: Circling the Fire at Lutheridge Conference Center

November 17-18, 2015, Cincinnati, OH: Neighborhood Economics Conference (with Peter Block)

November 21-24, Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature

December 9, Online: Global Ministries Webinar focused on Chosen? Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


January 9-10, Georgetown, KY: Re-Imagining Faith Seminar at Georgetown College

January 18-19, Sylvania, OH: Bill Chidester Lecture Series at Sylvania United Church of Christ

February 5-7, Altamonte Springs, FL: DART Annual Clergy Conference

February 16, Anderson, SC: Anderson School of Theology for Laypersons

February 25-26, Seattle, WA: Scripture & Sermon: New Visions for Biblical Preaching (Episcopal Diocese of Olympia)

March 17-18, Buies Creek, NC: James C. Cammack Institute of Preaching Lectures at Campbell University Divinity School

March 20, Conway, AR: Steel Lecture at Hendrix College

March 29-30, Boston, MA: Price Lectures at Trinity Church

April 27, Cleveland, OH: Adult Forum and Preaching at Church of the Covenant

April 29-May 1, Malibu, CA: Pepperdine Bible Lectures

May 20, Minneapolis, MN: Festival of Homiletics

May 29, Indianapolis, IA: The Abundance Festival

June 5-6, Nashville, TN: Christian Scholars Conference at Lipscomb University

June 10-14, Hendersonville, NC: Christian Formation Conference at Kanuga Conference Center

September 22-23, St. Paul, MN: Fretheim Lecture at Luther Seminary

October 17, Findlay, OH: Freed Lecture at Winebrenner Theological Seminary

October 25, London, Ont. (Canada): Dr. Goth Lecture Series at Metropolitan United Church

November 12-13, Louisville, KY: Neighborhood Economics


April 4-5, Cedar Rapids, IA: Spirituality in the 21st Century: Engaging Community, Narrating Change

April 13, Hilliard, OH: Presbytery of Scioto Valley’s Spring Fest

April 19-20, Norman, OK: Oklahoma Institute for Bible Literacy

April 24, Cincinnati, OH: Connecting 4 Community

April 28-29, Pensacola, FL: First Presbyterian Church

May 13-14, Nashville, TN: Festival of Homiletics

June 29, Glendale, AZ: UMC Desert Southwest Annual Conference

July 10, Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center Conversation Café Series

July 14-15, Orlando, FL: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly

July 27, Orleans, MA: Angelica Center for Spirituality Speaker Series

September 16, Cincinnati, OH: Xavier University, Living an Economics of Compassion

Sept. 20-21, Takoma Park, MD: Arthur Keough Lectures at Washington Adventist University

September 24-25, Gainesville, FL: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

October 18-19, Wayne, PA: Presbyterian Hymnal Project Launch

October 21, Cincinnati, OH: Xavier University, Living an Economics of Compassion

November 6, Cincinnato OH: Molly Malone’s, A Priest, a Scholar, and a Bishop Walk Into a Bar

November 19, Milwaukee, WI: Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Milwaukee

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