Here’s a partial list of my past speaking engagements

PHOTOS: These pictures are from when I spoke at the Intervarsity La Fe National Conference in San Diego in 2004.

My son, Sam, was in chemotherapy at the time. I have a vague recollection that I had to leave the conference a bit early because Sam had developed a fever.

Marlene Valderrama from Harambee Christian Family Center was in attendance at this La Fe event. She graduated from Westmont College and is now a petroleum engineer somewhere in fracking country. 

Most of these speaking engagements have occurred in recent years and some go all the way back to the 90s. #GoodTimes


  • Bel Air Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, California
  • Central Wesleyan Church, Holland, Michigan
  • Chapel Hill Bible Church, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Elmbrook Church, Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Faith, Work, and the Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Made to Flourish, Miami, Florida
  • New Canaan Society, Darien, Connecticut
  • Redeemer City to City, New York, New York
  • Schweitzer United Methodist Church, Springfield, Missouri
  • Village Church, Beaverton, Oregon


  • Alliance Theological Seminary, New York, New York
  • Biblical Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Denver Seminary, Denver, Colorado
  • Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts
  • John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
  • Pepperdine Law School, Malibu, California
  • Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Thunderbird University, Glendale, Arizona


  • Act Six National Convention, Tacoma, Washington
  • Acton University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Christian Community Development Association, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Christianity Today’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, Lisle, Illinois
  • Correctional Ministries Summit, Wheaton, Illinois
  • DeVos Urban Leadership National Conference, Orlando, Florida
  • Evangelical Press Association, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Evangelicals for Social Action’s 30th Anniversary of the Chicago Declaration, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Hispanic Journalists of Faith, Miami, Florida
  • Intervarsity National Multiethnic Conference, Chicago, Illinois
  • National Outreach Convention, San Diego, California
  • Rethinking Work, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Young Life Arizona All-Staff Conference, Flagstaff, Arizona