CHF is a holding a City Event at Grand View University at Luther Memorial Church in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, April 13th. The theme is The Hard Sayings of Jesus. 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. See https://www.christholdfast.org/desmoines for more details.
CHF is a holding a City Event at Austin Korean Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 9th. The theme is The Christ, the Cross and the Christian. 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. See https://www.christholdfast.org/austin for more details.
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.
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."
The theme of the LCC K-9 Conference this year is "Who is my neighbor?" I'll be giving a keynote speech on "God's Borderless Mercy in a Walled-Off World" and leading a breakout session on "Taking the Cross into the Storm, the Street, and the Gutter."
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Fellowship | Outreach | Learning
Please consider joining me at the 2016 Lutheran Singles Association Conference, where I will be the keynote speaker. It will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church in Morton, IL.
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.