Upcoming Speaking/Teaching Events

Here are some Upcoming Events I am Speaking, Teaching, or Participating in:


Unfortunately, I am unable to keep my speaking engagements page up to date at this time. To stay informed on where and when I’ll be speaking next I encourage you to follow me on my social media pages. Thanks!



June 26-30, 2017 – Teaching “Racialized Society and the Church” for Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia’s DMin Students (Tentative Until Further Scheduling Confirmation)

March 3-4, 2017 – Presenter/Lecturer for the Winter Forum for the Wisconsin Council of Churches. Will present four 90 minute segments on Anti-racism/Church.

February, 13, 2017 – Delivering Staley Distinguished Lecture Series Monday morning at Bethel College in Kansas. (Tentative Possibility of a second lecture Sunday evening).

January 21-22, 2017 – Facilitating Winter Forum Seminar, Preaching Sunday morning, and leading Sunday School Hour for Columbus Mennonite Church, Ohio

November 18-22, 2017 – AAR/SBL Annual Meeting. Presenting.

November 10, 2016 – Plenary Speaker for BIC Sider Institute Study Conference, delivering a talk on Christian Nonconformity and Racism

October 21-23, 2016 – Plenary Speaker for the Justice Coalition in Henderson, Kentucky

August 18, 2016 – Speaking on “Practicing Bad Stewardship: Jesus’ Reign and the End of White Supremacy” at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, from 8-9:30 am, as part of the Center for Stewardship Leaders’ programming.

July 21-22, 2016 – Delivering Keynote on theme “Adopted: Peril and Promise in the House of God” on Thursday evening and then leading a seminar on Friday for Virginia Mennonite Conference.

July 10-15, 2016 – America’s Keswick Retreat Center – Preaching each morning session. http://www.americaskeswick.org/christian-events/special-events/summer-2015

June 26, 2016 – Speaking/Teaching at City Church in Philadelphia on Antiracism/Church

June 12, 2016 – Lancaster Interfaith Coalition Peace Witness – Guest Author and Speaker for Spring/Summer Event. Details TBD.

June 6-11, 2016 – Leading a Subverting White Supremacy Seminar for Duke Divinity’s Center for Reconcialtion Summer Institute: https://divinity.duke.edu/summer-institute

May 31- June 28, 2016 – Teaching “Reading the New Testament Missionally” for a Biblical Seminary Urban MDiv Cohort.

May 27-30, 2016 – Church of the Brethren National Young Adult Conference in Indiana. Preaching and workshops. (More information coming)

May 22, 2016 – Speaking at First Baptist Church of Swedesboro

May 12-14, 2016 – Speaking for the DOOR retreat in Philadelphia.

April 21, 2016 – Guest for LTSP course on Race/Racism 7-10pm.

April 17, 2016 – Teaching for Sunday School Class on Ephesians 2 at Oxford Circle Mennonite Church.

April 14-16, 2016 – Participating in 2 Panels at the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College.

March 29, 2016 – Delivering Keeney Peace Lecture at Bluffton University on “What has Shalom to do With White Dominant Culture?”

February 26, 2016 – Guest Speaker on Race/Racism for Seminary class

February 18-19, 2016 – Giving a Thursday Evening Lecture on Trouble I’ve Seen, Co-Sponsored by EMU and MennoMedia and then speaking Friday Morning for EMU’s Chapel.

February 13, 2016 – Facilitating a day seminar entitled “Living into a New Story of Race and the Church” for Salford Mennonite Church and Advent Lutheran Church together.

February 6, 2016 – Facilitating a seminar in collaboration with the (BIC) Peace and Justice Project, entitled “Transforming the Way the Church Views Racism” at Saturday, from 9am – 3pm at Lancaster BIC: 1865 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster PA 17601.Check it out here https://mcc.org/get-involved/events/transforming-way-church-looks-racism or herehttp://www.lancbic.org/2016/01/19/transforming-racism-seminar/

February 2, 2016 – Live Online MennoNerds Interview with Katelin Hansen about my book Trouble I’ve Seen. Live stream avalaible here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9D_VcaYky0

February 1 – May 9, 2016 – Teaching “African American Theology” for Messiah College (This is a Monday evening course). This particular course will emphasize theologies relevant to the current #BlackLivesMatter movement.

January 18, 2016 – Delivering MLK Day Convocation Speech at Goshen College.

January 17, 2016 – Preaching at College Mennonite Church, in Goshen, Indiana.

October 16-18, 2015 – Presenting a paper entitled Salvaging Mennonite Theological Education: Imitating Black Faith as it Imitates Christ, at Bluffton University’s ‘Mennonite Education Conference’ (my presentation will be on the 17th).

October 15, 2015 – Speaking for Chapel at Bluffton University

October 4, 2015 – Teaching on “Anabaptist Witness in a Racialized Society” for Oxford Circle Mennonite Church” Sunday School Series

September 14 – December 14, 2015 – Teaching Race and Religion in America for Eastern Mennonite Seminary (now as a directed study). For more information or for registration click here: http://www.emu.edu/lancaster/seminary/courses/fall/

September 1 – 29,  2015 – Teaching Ethnicity, Gender, and Theology for Biblical Seminary at Joy in the City campus in Philadelphia, PA, for the Urban Cohort MDiv program.

August 9, 2015 – Preaching (Anablacktivism shaped message) at Peace Mennonite Church in Dallas, Texas.

July 27, 2015 – Speaking to a Mennonite group from Abbotsford when they visit Philadelphia.

July 26, 2015 – Preaching at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Chalfont, PA.

July 21-25, 2015 – Leading a workshop on Anablacktivism and will be present for whole week of Mennonite World Conference in Harrisburg, PA.

July 19, 2015 – Preaching at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Chalfont, PA.

July 17, 2015 – Keynote speaker for Multicultural Worship Service in Philadelphia which is part of Mennonite World Conference “Assembly Scattered.” Potluck dinner at 5:30pm, worship service begins at 7 PM. At Friends’ Meetinghouse at 4th & Arch St. Off street parking is available behind Friends Meetinghouse. Bring a dish and take part in worship!

July 12, 2015 – Preaching at Great Commission Church in the West Oak Lane section, Philadelphia, PA. Service begins at 11 am.

June 30 – July 5, 2015 – Mennonite Convention 2015 in Kansas City: Will lead or participate in 5 sessions (iincluding Racism & the Church session, Black theology & Anabaptism session, Post-Ferguson Panel session). http://convention.mennoniteusa.org/

June 26, 2015 – Radio Discussion on “Our Times with Craig Barnes” KSFR, 101.1 FM in New Mexico

May 31, 2015 – Preaching at Montco Bible Fellowship for the 8am and 11:30am services.

May 24, 2015 – Preaching at Hill City Church in Arlington, VA for their Sunday gathering.

May 15-17, 2015 – Leading workshops at “Surge“, a young adult retreat, on the theme “Beyond Ferguson: Tackling Race in the Community of Grace”, at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference. Harvey Cedars, New Jersey.

May 1-3, 2015 – Doing a Plenary talk and Workshop for “All God’s People Say Amen” Intercultural/Urban Ministry Retreat hosted by Church of the Brethren. Harrisburg, PA. Details: http://www.brethren.org/intercultural/godspeople2015/presenters.html

April 29, 2015 – Speaking twice at Taylor University. Speaking for morning Chapel (10am), and then in the evening, delivering a lecture on Retweeting Truth and Following Freedom towards Embodied Solidarity: How Social Media Broke Racialized Patterns in Ferguson and Beyond, on behalf of the Honors Program. Taylor University, 236 West Reade Avenue, Upland, IN 46989

April 23-25, 2015 – Doing a workshop on White Jesus, Good Intentions, and Our Racialized Hierarchy for the Transform National Gathering in D.C. http://transformnetwork.org/2015-national-gathering/

March 29, 2015 – Preaching at Montco Bible Fellowship for 8am and 11:30am services.

March 27, 2015 – Teaching a Workshop for Teacher In-Service for Christopher Dock, Penn View, and Quakertown Mennonite school teachers K-12 on “Dominant Cultural Teachers and Increased Racial Diversity in the Classroom: Unveiling Intuitive Responses that Misdiagnose Racial Moments” at Penn View Christian Academy.

March 26, 2015 – Leading/presenting for a Research Methods PhD seminar at Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia on Research and Methodology. 2:00pm – 2:30pm
March 19, 2015 – Engaging a graduate level course at Lutheran Theological Seminary (Church in Society with Dr. Katie Day) on the life and status of the Black Church Today at 10:15am.
March 6, 2015 – Presenting a paper for the Mid-Atlantic Region AAR conference at Loyola University in Columbia Maryland. “A Dialogical Experiment Across the Divide of Black and Anabaptist theology…”

March 4, 2015 – Delivering a talk as the Chapel Speaker for Houghton College. Houghton, New York. http://www.houghton.edu/calendar-events/chapel-drew-gi-hart/2298/

March 3, 2015 – Speaking to Buffalo Urban Ministry Parternship in the morning and delivering a lecture on “Racially Reconciling Communities and Justice-Oriented Lives” at Houghton College’s Buffalo campus in the evening.

February 27, 2015 – Delivering a Lecture for Messiah College’s Spring Humanities Symposium on “Race in America”. My lecture will be Thursday (9:10-10:10am, Boyer 131). My lecture is entitled “Recalibrating the witness of the church amidst racialized violence in America: Towards counterintuitive solidarity with the oppressed”. One College Avenue, Grantham, PA.

February 25, 2015 – Speaking at Harrisburg BIC Church on Race/Churh. Meal at 5:45pm. Service begins at 7pm. 2217 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA.

February 23, 2015 – Speaking on Race, Justice, and Reconciliation at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School for 8am chapel. 1000 Forty Foot Rd, Lansdale, PA.

February 11, 2015 – Speaking on “Race, Reconciliation, and Hope” at the Intervarsity, Franklin and Marshall College, chapter in Lancaster, PA.

January 26-29, 2015 – Delivering Plenary Lecture at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary Conference: “Where Culture Blurs Theology: What is an Anabaptist/Mennonite Christian?” in Elkhart, Indiana. Click for more information: http://www.ambs.edu/churchleadershipcenter/pastors-week.cfm

January 23-25, 2015 – Speaking Sunday Night at Hope For the Future, to Mennonite POC Leaders and Mennonite Institional Leaders, giving a reflection on Power Dynamics in the Church in Fort Myers, Florida. 

January-February, 2014 – Adjunct Professor for “Theology 1″ course for Biblical Seminary Main Campus, Hatfield, PA

November-December, 2014 – Adjunct Professor for “Theology 1″ course for Biblical Seminary Urban Campus/Joy in the City. Philadelphia, PA

November 30, 2014 – Preaching at Montco Bible Fellowship for 8am and 11:30am services.

November 22-25, 2014 – AAR Conference in San Diego

November 9, 2014 – Preaching at Montco Bible Fellowship, 8am and 11:30am services.

October 25, 2014 – Workshop Speaker for GOGF Unity Conference on “Intergenerational Diversity”. Germantown Christian Assembly, 610 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119. The $20.00 registration includes breakfast and lunch.

October 12, 2014 – Preaching at West Philadelphia Mennonite for morning worship service on “Philemon”. Service begins at 9am. Will also lead the Sunday School class from 10:45-11:30am. 4740 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

September 19th, (9am) thru the 20th (12:30pm), 2014 – MCUSA Workshop Presenter for MissioAlliance’s “Church and Post-Christian Culture: Christian Witness in the Way of Jesus” Conference, in Carlisle, PA. http://www.missioalliance.org/event/church-after-christendom-christian-witness-in-the-way-of-jesus/

August 10, 2014 – Preaching at Philadelphia Bible Fellowship, on Rising Sun Avenue, 10:30 am service

June 29, 2014 – Preaching at Montco Bible Fellowship, 8am and 11:30am services.

June 11, 2014 – Lecturing on “Postcolonialism and the Church” for Palmer Seminary Doctoral Seminar 1-2:30pm

June 3, 2014 – Speaking to Messiah College Philly Campus, African American Cohort, on Racism, African American Theology, and Discipleship

May-June 2014 – Adjunct Professor for ‘Anabaptism and Liberation Theology’ course for Eastern Mennonite Seminary satellite course in Norristown, PA (Outside of Philadelphia). Register through EMS website.

May 28, 2014 – Speaking about the Subtleties of Racism to North Penn School District 7-9th grade students (Hosted by the English Department) at 1:10 – 2:10 pm.

April 27th, 2014 – Speaking on “A Primer for Undoing Racism” for the General Sunday School Class Hour from 8:45-9:45am at Neffsville Mennonite Church, 2371 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.

March 30, 2014 – Preaching at Montco Bible Fellwoship, 8am and 11:30am Services.

February 28, 2014 –  Participating in Messiah College Panel: “Reclaiming the Future, Re-imagining the Present” for their Humanities Symposium. Grantham, PA. Friday, 6:30-8pm. Many other events happening from Wednesday through Friday.

February 27, 2014 – Guest Teaching for an Urban Youth Development Course at Eastern University, 3300 Henry Ave, Philadelphia Campus, about “Discipleship”, 3-5pm.

February 23, 2014 – Preaching at Montco Bible Fellowshiop, 8am and 11:30am Services on “Romans 12:1-2: Nonconformity”.

February 2, 2014 – Preaching at Germantown Christian Assembly for their Sunday Service on Matthew 18:1-14, Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA

December 29, 2013 – Preaching at Montco Bible Fellowship 8am and 11:30am.

November 7-8, 2013 – Sider Institute Study Conference. This Year’s Theme is ‘Do Justice: A Biblical Mandate for the Church’. I will be co-leading a breakout session on “Combating Systems and Structures of Injustice” with my friend Patrick Cicero (a member of Harrisburg BIC Church). This will be in Grantham, PA.

October 26, 2013 – GOGF Ministries 4th Annual Unity Conference & Convention. This year’s theme is ‘SERVING IN UNITY’ – I will be Teaching a Workshop Session on ‘Following Jesus Into Servanthood: A Mark of a True Disciple’. The Conference is from 8am until 4pm at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge. The Registration Cost is $75.00 per person which includes breakfast, lunch, and all sessions and workshops. For more info and to pay for registration click here https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventId=1271865

October 19, 2013 – ‘Deep Gospel’ CCO Regional Conference for College Students and Young Adults. It will be at the Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, Pa. from 1-8 pm. I will be giving the Closing Plenary Session: “Go and Do”. The cost is $20 and you can rsvp here https://www.facebook.com/events/165740540278746/ and pay for registration here https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8242033143

October 13, 2013 – Preaching at West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship at their 9am worship service and Teaching the 10:45am Sunday School Class. Both the sermon and class will explore a complex and dynamic theology of Scripture.

October 8 – November 19, 2013 – Adjunct Professor for ‘Ethnicity, Gender, and Theology’ course for Biblical Seminary at their Philly site.

September 29, 2013 – Preaching at Montco Bible Fellowship 8am and 11:30am.

September 21, 2013 – Conversations on Race and the Church: Lecture and Discussion – Planned by Franconia Mennonite Peace & Justice team. It will be at the Germantown Mennonite Historic Meetinghouse from 7-9 pm. For more info go to http://efpjc.ppjr.org/2013/news/399/ & rsvp at https://www.facebook.com/events/510412649032824/

September 8, 2013 – Preaching at Circle of Hope (Frankford & Norris). 5pm and 7pm, on Ephesians 4:17 – 5:21.



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