Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Christ Hold Fast City Event: Hattiesburg, MS

CHF is a holding a City Event at Saint John Lutheran Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Saturday, September 15th. The theme is Faith, Love & Grace Against Hopelessness. Come join us for this one day event full of singing, teaching and fellowship. This event is free but please register so we know how many people to expect. I'll be speaking on "The God of the Hopeless."

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Here We Still Stand
Oct
18
to Oct 20

Here We Still Stand

  • Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina (map)
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Theology of the Cross | Fellowship | Learning

Conference Website: HereWeStillStand

Here We Still Stand is an invitation to celebrate the gospel truths reclaimed in the Reformation and a call to incite a modern Reformation under the banner of the finished work of Christ. It is an annual three-day event packed with teaching, music, food, and fellowship, all focused on the radical message of God's grace toward sinners. Come and join this assembly of sinner/saints standing in the freedom of the gospel. 

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Christ Hold Fast: North Dakota Conference
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Christ Hold Fast: North Dakota Conference

Psalms | Old Testament | The Songs of David

Conference Website: http://www.christholdfast.org/northdakota

Please consider joining me with other contributors to Christ Hold Fast at this conference that will focus on the Psalms of David, grace in the Old Testament, and how these ancient songs speak to the life of Christians today. More information to come soon!

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Mockingbird Spring Conference
Apr
26
to Apr 28

Mockingbird Spring Conference

11th Annual Mockingbird NYC Conference

Conference Website: MockingbirdMinistries

I'll be speaking at the Mockingbird Conference in New York City on April 26-28, 2018. Registration is now open. The theme this year is "The Grace of God in Divided Times."

No matter where you turn today, grace seems to be in short supply, not just on our social media feeds but in our churches, offices, even our homes. Join us for a few days this Spring as we take a breather and explore some of the ties that bind—and those that heal, too.

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Night Driving: Brokenness, Repentance, Restoration of Prodigals
Mar
3
to Mar 4

Night Driving: Brokenness, Repentance, Restoration of Prodigals

The Prodigal Soul | Stewards of Our Scars | Healing for the Broken

Church Website: AscensionLutheranChurch

I'll be speaking at Ascension Lutheran Church on Saturday and Sunday about my book, Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul. We'll talk about how God uses our broken lives for his service, and teaches us to be stewards of our scars. I'll be speaking from 10-12 AM on Saturday, with a lunch following. I'll be speaking again on Sunday morning.

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Grace, No Chaser: Tequila Mockingbird
Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Grace, No Chaser: Tequila Mockingbird

Night Driving | Stewards of Our Scars | The Prodigal Life

B3 Ministries in Tyler, TX, has invited me to speak about my book, Night Driving, at a gathering that celebrates good tequila, good friendship, and the good news of Christ's grace. We'll meet at 7:30 PM at 237 S. Broadway, Tyler, TX. Tickets required.

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Reading the Bible Backwards
Jan
16
10:00 AM10:00

Reading the Bible Backwards

Bible Study and Hermeneutics

I will be speaking at a pastor's conference in Austin, TX, on Inner-Biblical Interpretation, that is, how later Scriptures interact with, interpret, and build upon earlier Scriptures. For instance, we'll spend some time exploring Isaiah's application of the exodus narrative to the future messianic salvation. When we learn to "read the Bible backwards," we always keep an eye on the influence of early parts of the Bible, especially the Torah, on later writings.

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Theology Must Sing
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Theology Must Sing

Hymns | Sacred Music | Theology

On Saturday morning, November 4, 2017, I will be speaking at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Pueblo West, CO, on "Theology Must Sing." We'll be discussing the history, place, and purpose of hymns in the worship of the church. A lunch and hymn sing will follow. Come join us!

Website: Our Savior Lutheran Church

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Oct
19
to Oct 21

Here We Still Stand: A Reformation Conference

Reformation | Celebration | Learning

Conference Website: herewestillstand.org

"The year October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This act jump-started the Protestant Reformation that spread the Good News far and wide that God saves sinners by grace alone through faith alone for the sake of Christ alone—that people are justified as a pure gift on God’s part, totally apart from any of our best works or perceived goodness. His salvation is free at the beginning, middle, and end." Please consider joining me, along with 20 other speakers, at this conference in San Diego, CA.

 

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Oct
29
9:00 AM09:00

Christ Hold Fast: Dallas Conference

Story-Telling | Grace | The Parables of Jesus

Conference Website: www.christholdfast.org/dfw

Please consider joining me with our friends Daniel Emery Price, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Preston Sprinkle, Scott Keith, Donovan Riley, Daniel van Voorhis, and Bill Brimmer, and other great speakers at the CHF City Conference: Story-Telling | Grace | The Parables of Jesus, on October 29 in Dallas, Texas. I hope to see you there!

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Oct
7
to Oct 9

North Texas Men's Retreat

Fellowship | Learning | Worship

Congregations: Our Water's Edge (Frisco), Our Savior Lutheran (McKinney) and Tangible Grace (Allen) 

I will be leading a Men's Retreat at the Brookhaven Retreat Center on October 7-9. I'm looking forward to spending time together in the Word with my brothers in Christ.

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Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Christ Hold Fast Conference 2016

Hope | Grace | God & Prodigals

Conference Website: christholdfast.org/conference

Please consider joining me with our friends Daniel Emery Price, Paul Tripp, Steve Brown, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Matt Popovits, David Zahl, Preston Sprinkle, Dr. Scott Keith, and other great speakers at the first CHF Conference: Hope | Grace | God & Prodigals, from February 18-20 in Orlando, Florida. We will be saying this one thing in many different ways: All our Hope is in the Grace of God toward Prodigals. And that is a safe place for it to be.

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