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Speaking Engagements

september 28-29, 2016
Ambrose University College, Calgary, AB

october 22-24, 2015
Anglican Communion Alliance Conference, Tyndale University College, Toronto, ON

october 2-4, 2015
Newbigin House, San Francisco, CA

september 28-29, 2015
Trinity Western University, Langley, BC

august 29-30, 2015
Scientists in Congregations Conference, University of St. Andrew's, Scotland

july 16-19, 2015
Laity Lodge, Kerville, TX

june 5-7, 2015
ITP Lectures, Institutului Teologic Penticostal, Bucharest, Romania

may 21-23, 2015
Summer Institute on Faith & Vocation, Christian Study Center, Gainesville, FL

april 22-23, 2015
Payton Lectures, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

april 10-12, 2015
Christ and Culture Lectures, Trinity Church, Bozeman, MT

march 26-28, 2015
Plenary speaker and co-host, "Re-imagining the Intersection of Evolution and the Fall" Conference, Northwestern University, sponsored by The Colossian Forum

march 17-23, 2015
Scholar-in-Residence Lectures, Union University, Jackson, TN

march 15-16, 2015
Lumen Lecture, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA

february 27-March 1, 2015
makeRVA, Redemption Hill Church, Richmond, VA

february 20-21, 2015
"Far as the Curse is Found: A Symposium on Cultural Renewal," Park Renew, Park Church, Denver, CO

february 12-14, 2015
[Conference title TBA], Phoenix, AZ

january 16-17, 2015
Eighth Day Institute Symposium, Wichita, KS

january 14-15, 2015
Praxis Business Accelerator, San Francisco, CA

november 20-21, 2014
Woolsey Lectures in Theology & Culture, Houghton College, Houghton, NY

november 17, 2014
Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI

november 4-5, 2014
"Faith Talks" Lectures, Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto, ON

october 24, 2014
Faculty Development Conference, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA

october 13-15, 2014
Center for Pastor Theologians, Oak Park, IL

october 9, 2014
Q Commons | Grand Rapids, 7-9pm

october 3-5, 2014
Newbigin House, San Francisco, CA

september 18-20, 2014
Christian Schools Canada Conference, Victoria, BC

september 5-6, 2014
Theology of Joy Consultation, Yale Center for Faith & Culture, Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT

august 13-15, 2014
Encounter 2014, Cream Ridge, NJ

august 6-8, 2014
Horizons Conference, The Camp House, Chattanooga, TN

july 21, 2014
Hearts & Minds Lecture, CCO Summer Gathering, Robert Morris University, Pittsburg, PA

june 19, 2014
Acton University, Grand Rapids, MI

june 5-6, 2014
Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA

april 30-may 3, 2014
Graduate Christian Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

april 3, 2014
Connell Lecture, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

march 27-28, 2014
Center for Christian Thought, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

march 14, 2014
The Wahl Lectures, Taylor Seminary, Edmonton, AB

march 7, 2014
Calvin Christian School, Minneapolis, MN

march 6, 2014
McLaurin Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

february 28-march 1, 2014
Christian Union, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

february 24, 2014
Plenary Speaker, Focus Series, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI

january 30-february 1, 2014
Calvin Symposium on Worship, Calvin College & Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI [including a Thursday seminar with Jeremy Begbie]

january 16, 2014
THEOS Think Tank, London, UK

january 11-14, 2014
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland

december 29, 2013
Mars Hill Church, Grandville, MI

november 25, 2013
Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI

october 30-31, 2013
Scripture and Ministry Lecture, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL

october 14-15, 2013
Gray Lectures, Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC

october 7, 2013
First Monday Speaker Series, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA

september 30-october 1, 2013
Christian Thought Lectures, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB

september 13-14, 2013
Panelist, The Gathering Conference, Phoenix, AZ

september 6-8, 2013
Newbigin Fellows Program, City Church San Francisco)

july 9-12, 2013
Institute of Ministry, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA

june 26-29, 2013
Keynote Speaker, Society for Classical Learning Conference, San Antonio, TX

may 20-24, 2013
Faculty Development Seminar, Westmont College

april 29-30, 2013
Keynote speaker, Council of Reformed Charities Annual Conference, Canandaigua, NY

april 5-6, 2013
Keynote speaker, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA

march 18-19, 2013
The Wheatley Institution, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

march 7-10, 2013
Retreat speaker, "Artists as Caretakes of the Imagination," Laity Lodge, Kerrville, TX

march 4-6, 2013
Distinguished Lecture in Theology and the Arts, Duke Divinity School

february 11-13, 2013
The Wiley Lectures, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA

january 26-27, 2013
Trinity Grace Church, New York, NY

january 31-february 1, 2013
Keynote speaker, Faculty Retreat, Surrey Christian Schools, Surrey, BC

january 11, 2013
"Social Architecture and the Built Environment," Lunchtime Lecture Series, AMDG Architects, Grand Rapids, MI

december 30, 2012
Mars Hill Church, Grandville, MI

november 18, 2012
Ecclesiological Investigations Group, American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL

november 6, 2012
St. Andrew's Church, Mt. Pleasant, SC

november 1-3, 2012
Center for Christian Study, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

october 25-26, 2012
Keynote Address, Edifide Christian Educators Association Convention, Redeeer University College, Ancaster, ON

october 5-6, 2012
"Faith and Politics" Conference, Regent College, Vancouver, BC

september 21-23, 2012
Newbigin Fellows Program (City Church San Francisco), Zephyr Point Retreat Center, Lake Tahoe, NV

september 10-11, 2012
Christ and Culture Lectures, Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA

august 27, 2012
Faculty Workshop, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH

august 21-22, 2012
Church of the Advent, Washington, DC

july 19-22, 2012
Leadership Academy, Association of Christian Schools International, Colorado Springs, CO

june 28-30, 2012
Keynote Speaker, Society for Classical Learning, Charleston, SC

may 7, 2012
Commencement Address, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI

may 23-27, 2012
New College Lectures, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

may 2-4, 2012
Plenary speaker, Christian Principals Association of British Columbia (in Sumas, WA)

april 25, 2012
Public Lecture, Lee University, Cleveland, TN

april 20, 2012
Keynote address, Philosophy Conference, Cornerstone University

april 10-12, 2012
Plenary speaker, Q Gathering, Washingon, DC

march 8, 2012
Hope College, Holland, MI

march 1-3, 2012
Plenary speaker, C3 Conference, St. George's Institute of Church and Cultural Life, Nashville, TN

february 17-19, 2012
Plenary speaker, CCO Jubilee Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

february 3-5, 2012
Plenary Speaker, Winter Conference, Redeemer Church of Knoxville, TN

november 15-16, 2011
Values and Ethics Lecture Series, Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC

october 19-21, 2011
Keynote lecturer, The Prairie Centre for Christian Education, Lethbridge, AB

october 13-14, 2011
Center for Christian Thought & Action, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

september 23-25, 2011
Newbigin Fellows Program (City Church San Francisco), Zephyr Point Retreat Center, Lake Tahoe

august 18, 2011
Faculty Retreat, Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, CA

august 16, 2011
Faculty Development Conference, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA

august 6-13, 2011
Plenary Speaker, Family Camp, Muskoka Bible Centre, Huntsville, ON

june 28-july 8, 2011
Seminar Director, "From Worldview to Worship: The Liturgical Turn in Cultural Theory," Seminars @ Calvin, Grand Rapids, MI

june 6-16, 2011
Lecturer, "Philosophy and/of Liturgy," Trinity College, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

may 28, 2011
Anniversary Celebration, Northern Michigan Christian School, McBain, MI

may 22, 2011
Gospel & Culture Lecture, Center for Faith & Work, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York, NY

may 7, 2011
Commencement Address, King College, Bristol, TN

march 25-26, 2011
Plenary Speaker, Mormon Scholars in the Humanties Conference, Utah Valley State, Provo, UT

march 24, 2011
Faculty Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

march 17-18, 2011
Belmont University, Nashville, TN

february 10-12, 2011
WIC Lectures, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, GA

february 3-5, 2011
Society of Vineyard Scholars Conference, Seattle, WA

january 27-29, 2011
Symposium on Worship, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, MI

january 22, 2011
The Loop Church, Chicago, IL

january 17, 2011
The Geneva School, Orlando, FL

december 3, 2010
Evening with the Author, Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, MI

november 19, 2010
Holmer Lecture, MacLaurin Institute, University of Minnesota

november 5, 2010
Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario

november 4, 2010
"All Things" Lectures, Christian Reformed Campus Ministry, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

october 30, 2010
Christian Theological Research Fellowship, American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA

october 23, 31, 2010
LaGrave CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

october 21-22, 2010
Christian Educators Association Convention, Century Center, South Bend, IN

october 7, 2010
"Mind You" Lectures, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

october 6, 2010
Geneva Lecture, Queen's University, Kingston, ON

september 17-19, 2010
Newbigin Fellows Program (City Church San Francisco), Zephyr Point Retreat Center, Lake Tahoe

july 13-16, 2010
Graduate Program in Theology & Culture, Northwest University, Kirkland, WA

june 30, 2010
Evening Public Lecture, Regent College: "Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy"

june 28-july 9, 2010
Regent College Summer School, Vancouver, BC

june 10, 2010
Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies Conference, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

april 29-may 1, 2010
Society of Christian Philosophers Midwest Region Conference, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

april 23, 2010
Institute for Faith & Learning and Philosophy Department, Baylor University

april 16, 2010
Faculty Workshop, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI

april 8-9, 2010
Keynote Speaker, "Calvinism for the 21st Century" Conference, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA

april 7, 2010
Lecture, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD

march 4-6, 2010
Society for Pentecostal Studies, North Central University, Minneapolis, MN

february 25-27, 2010
Paideia Lectures, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX

january 31
Adult Eduction, Neland Ave CRC, Grand Rapids, MI, on "The New Calvinism and the Reformed Tradition"

january 28-30, 2010
Worship Symposium, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, MI

january 21-23, 2010
CRC Campus Ministry, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

january 13, 2010
January Series, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

november 18-19, 2009
John Wesley Honors College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

november 7-10, 2009
American Academy of Religion, Montreal, PQ

october 29-31, 2009
"Teaching, Learning, and Christian Practices" Conference, Calvin College

october 15-17, 2009
Keynote speaker, "Film, Faith, and Justice" Festival, Mars Hill Graduate School, Seattle, WA.

september 13, 20, 27
Adult Ed, Mars Hill Bible Church, Grandville, MI

august 27, 2009
Faculty Retreat, Kuyper College, Grand Rapids, MI

august 24, 2009
Faculty Retreat, Timothy Christian School, Chicago, IL

august 12, 2009
Keynote Speaker, Faculty Conference, Montreat College, Black Mountain, NC

june 21, 2009
Preaching, 5pm service, Neland Avenue CRC, Grand Rapids, MI

june 18, 2009
"Third Thursday" at Literary Life Bookstore: Book Launch/Reading for The Devil Reads Derrida

june 12, 2009
CRC Chaplains Conference, Grand Rapids, MI ("Postmodernism and the Implications for Pastoral Care")

april 24, 2009
Symposium on Religion & Politics, The Paul Henry Institute, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

april 14, 2009
Philosophy Department, Hope College, Holland, MI

april 2-4, 2009
"Exploring the Post-Secular Conference," MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University

march 29, 2008
The Gathering, Hope College Chapel, Holland, MI, 8pm

march 25-26, 2009
Bitar Memorial Lectures, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA

february 26, 2009
Center for Social Research, Calvin College, 3:30pm, with Mark Mulder, on "Subdivided by Faith? Anti-Urban Bias, Geographical Habits, and Theological Influences"

february 27-march 1, 2009
Christ Community Church, Des Moines, IA

february 18, 2009
Chapel, Calvin College: "What's Right with the Prosperity Gospel?" in the series, God's Economy

february 8, 2009
Adult Ed, Kelloggsville CRC, Kellogsville, MI, 5pm ("Postmodernism, Evangelism, Worship")

january 29-31, 2009
Speaker, Symposium on Worship, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

january 5-9, 2009
Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando

november 18-19, 2008
President's Institute Lectures, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

october 31, 2008
Chapel, Trinity Christian College, Chicago, IL; Seminar on "Paul, Continental Philosophy, and Prospects for Literature"

october 30, 2008
Freshman Lecture, Trinity Christian College, Chicago, IL

october 1-2, 2008
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

september 18-20, 2008
Plenary Speaker, Society for Christian Psychology Conference: "Interpreting People and Texts," Chicago, IL

august 22-24, 2008
Christ Community Church, Des Moines, IA

august 11-14, 2008
"Generating Capital for the Christian Mind" Consultation, Seattle, WA

june 1-3, 2008
Netherlands lecture tour at the Vrije Universiteit, CHE, and TU Kampen [watch www.emergingchurch.nl for updates]

may 30, 2008
L'abri England, Greatham, UK

may 20-22, 2008
Plenary Speaker, "Philosophy & Liturgy: Ritual, Practice, and Embodied Wisdom" Conference, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

april 29, 2008
Pentecostal Studies Seminar, Department of Theology & Religion, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

april 12, 2008
Keynote Speaker, "Postmodernism: An Opportunity for Christian Scholarship and Practice," Christian Academic Network Faculty Conference, King's Manor Campus, University of York, York, UK

march 30-April 3
L'abri, Huemoz, Switzerland. Religion and Science Revisited: Lecture 1 (March 31), "“Science and Religion Take Practice: Engaging Science as Culture"; Lecture 2 (April 2), ""Is the Universe Open for Surprise? Christianity, Science, and the Spirit of Naturalism"

march 9-11, 2008
Plenary speaker, Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies/Wesleyan Theological Society, Duke University Divinity School, Durham, NC

jan-may, 2008: Director, Calvin College "Semester in Britain" Program
During the spring semester 2008 I will be teaching at York St. John University as part of the Calvin College Semester in Britain program

november 17-20, 2007
Chairing session on Radical Orthodoxy and Process Theology (Christian Systematic Theology Group); Presenting paper on the work of Peter Ochs (Scriptural Reasoning Group), Presenting on Society of Christian Philosophers panel at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA

november 27, 2007
"Pentecostal-Charismatic Spirituality: A Guide for the Perplexed," Calvin College

november 15, 2007
"Science and Religion Takes Practice: Engaging Science as Culture," for a symposium on "Evangelical Engagements with Science & Culture," Azusa Pacific University, Los Angeles, CA

november 7, 2007
Athens and Jerusalem Seminar, John Wesley Honors College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

october 12, 2007
Author Spotlight, Baker Book House, 2768 E. Paris, Grand Rapids, MI, 7:30pm

october 1, 2007
Chapel, Calvin College (Theme: "On Being Charismatic and Reformed")

september 25-28, 2007 (Yale); january 3-5, 2008 (Oxford)
"Ecclesiology and Ethnography: Exploring the Emerging Conversation Between Theology and Congregational Studies," An International Symposium Sponsored by the Centre for Theology, Religion and Culture, King’s College London; Centre for Faith and Culture and the Institute for Sacred Music, Yale Divinity School; Centre for Christianity and Culture, Regent’s Park College Oxford

july 9-27, 2007
Co-Director, with Richard Middleton, "Biblical Studies Across the Curriculum: Discerning Scripture for the Disciplines" Seminar, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

june 20, 2007
"Screening the Spirit: Resonances between Charismatic Epistemology and the 'Supermedium' of Film," Regent University School of Divinity Forum on Renewal and Science, Virginia Beach, VA

june 5-8, 2007
Plenary speaker, National New Faculty Workshop, Council of Christian Colleges & Universities, Azusa Pacific University

march 23-24, 2007
Brock Philosophical Society/CRC Campus Ministry Conference (details TBA), Brock University, St. Catherine's, Ontario

march 22, 2007
"World and Our Calling" Lectures, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario

march 8-10, 2007
Society for Pentecostal Studies Conference, Lee University, Cleveland, TN

january 17-22, 2007
"Complexity Theory, Emergence, and the Influence of Life on Matter," CTNS/STARS conference, Cancun, Mexico

november 9-11, 2006
"Augustine and Postmodern Thought: A New Alliance Against Modernity?" Conference, Faculty of Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

october 22, 2006
LOFT, College Chapel, Calvin College (Sermon: "The Secret Lives of Saints"[mp3 available])

september 19-21, 2006
Keynote speaker, Interdisciplinary Studies Conference, King's University College, Edmonton, AB

august 14-25, 2006
Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA (teaching a 2-week instensive course on "Postmodern Theologies")

may 17-19, 2006
Christian Reformed Campus Ministry Assoc. Annual Conference: "The Mindful Pastor": Pastoring the University as Parish

may 11-12, 2006
L'abri, Huemoz, Switzerland

may 9-10, 2006
Emergent Conversation, Geneva, Switzerland

may 4-7, 2006
International Duns Scotus Society, 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

march 23-25, 2006
Society for Pentecostal Studies, Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA

march 23, 2006
Biola University, La Mirada, CA

march 20-22, 2006
"Faith and Philosophy" Lectures, North Park University, Chicago, IL

february 26, 2006
River Terrace Church, Adult Education, East Lansing, MI

february 9-10, 2006
Langley Christian Schools Faculty Retreat, Langley, BC ("Desiring the Kingdom: Worldview, Worship, Formation")

february 8-9, 2006
Regent College, Vancouver, BC
feb 8: "What Does a Public Theology Look Like in 1984? Rethinking Common Grace in an Age of Empire" [mp3 available]
feb 9 (CTC seminar): "The Disenchantment of the World: Modernity, Secularism, Naturalism"

february 6-8, 2006
"Pentecostal Lectures" at Northwest University, Seattle, WA ("Thinking in Tongues: Elements of a Pentecostal Worldview")

december 9, 2005
Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, colloquium on "Religion, Violence, and the Limits of Liberalism" (talk title: "Whose City? Which Freedom? Augustinian Reflections on Empire, the Market, and American Foreign Policy"

november 19-23, 2005
At the Christian Systematic Theology Section and the Open and Relational Theologies Group at the American Academy of Religion, meeting in Philadelphia, PA

november 1, 2005
"RadioActive," KCRL, Salt Lake City, UT

october 21, 2005
"Speaking of Faith" on NPR: "Evangelicals Out of the Box"

october 14-15, 2005
"Christianity, America, and the Problem of Empire" Conference sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture at Michigan State University (responding to Max Stackhouse)

september 7-11, 2005
"New Beginning" Roundtable, Archdiocese of Granada, Spain

august 27, 2005
Leadership Training Seminar, Oakdale Park CRC, Grand Rapids, MI ("Church Order as Wisdom Literature")

august 7, 2005
Bethel Pentecostal Tabernacle, Stratford, Ontario, Canada

january 5, 12, 19, 26, 2005
"Discipleship of the Eye" Series at Harderwyk Ministries, Holland, MI

november 20-23, 2004
American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting and Christian Theological Research Fellowship Meeting

september 16-18, 2004
After Worldview Conference, Cornerstone University

april 15-17, 2004
Wheaton Theology Conference, Wheaton, IL

february 27-29, 2004
Jubilee Conference, Coalition for Christian Outreach, Pittsburg, PA

february 22, 2004
LOFT Worship service at Calvin College ("Christian Worship as Public Disturbance," Acts 16)

january 4, 11, 18, 25, 2004
Christ Church (PCA), Grand Rapids, MI
Postmodernism: Critical Direction for the Emerging Church

november 2003
American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA

october 2003
Distinguished Scholar Lecturer, Trinity Western University
Lamblight Lecturer, Geneva Society, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC

september 14, 21, 28
Harderwyk Ministries, Holland, MI (Series: "Alien Disciples")

september 11-13, 2003
"Radical Orthodoxy and the Reformed Tradition" Conference, Calvin College

june 28-july 5, 2003
L'abri, Switzerland
Lecture Series: "Demythologizing Postmodernism: Critical Direction for the Emerging Church"

october 12, 2002
Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Chicago, IL

may 15-17, 2003
"Hermeneutics at the Crossroads" Conference, Calvin College

november 25, 2002
American Academy of Religion, Toronto, ON

february 24-25, 2003
Augustine Conference at Lewis University

february 2 & 9, 2003
Sherman Street Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI

december 29-31, 2002
"Following Christ" IVCF Conference, Atlanta, GA

 

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Invitations

I enjoy speaking to all sorts of audiences--from scholarly audiences at Yale to adult education classes at the local church. If you'd like to contact me about speaking, just drop me an email and use this Event Invitation Form word as a guide for your correspondence.