Upcoming Events:


July 14, 2018 – Wild Goose Festival – Hot Springs, North Carolina – Jesus vs. Caesar: For People Tired of Serving the Wrong God

August 11, 2018 – Urban Theology Union – Sheffield, UK – Beyond Charity and Advocacy – Reserve your seat by checking in HERE.

August 15, 2018 – Oxford, England, Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies– “Grace under Pressure: From Charity and Advocacy to Deep Solidarity.”

September 21 and 22, 2018 – Little Rock, Arkansas – Religion, Economics, and Labor

October 8-12, 2018 – United Theological College, Bangalore, India – Religion, Economics, and Labor (with Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger)

October 29 – November 2, 2018 – Dormitio Abbey, Jerusalem, Israel –  Theologie und Ökonomie: Konvergenzen, Divergenzen und Herausforderungen

February 14-17, 2019 –Denison University, Granville, Ohio – Liberation Theology and Engaged Buddhism Dialogue

Recent Engagements:

May 11, 2018 – Pittsburgh Theological Seminary – Challenges of Urban Ministry, Panel Discussion, Metro-Urban Institute Conference

May 24, 2018 – Mexico, DARE Global Forum – “People, Pilgrimage, and Poverty.”

May 31, 2018 – Vanderbilt University – Religion and Labor in the South, Labor Research Action Network Conference (LRAN)

June 3, 2018 – West End United Methodist Church –  Nashville, TN – For the Transformation of the World,” but How?

April 8, 2018 – Manhattan, NY, Middle Collegiate Church – The Economy and the American Dream: “What Does Jesus Have to Do with Wall Street?” Revolutionary Love Conference.

April 15, 2018 – Dallas, TX, Southern Methodist University -“Beyond Interreligious Dialogue: Abrahamic Religions in the Labor Struggle.” Perkins School of Theology.

January 27, 2018 – Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University – “Building Community Wealth through Cooperatives and Communities of Faith,” with Rosemarie Henkel Rieger, Turner Family Center for Social Ventures Summit.

February 16, 2018 – Atlanta, GA, Emory University –  The Politics of Deep Solidarity,” with Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger, Political Theology Network.

March 21-22, 2018 – Decatur, GA, Columbia Theological Seminary – Southeast Symposium on Ecologically Informed Theological Education.

“Intersections of Race, Class, and Religion in the Era of Trump.” Cultivating the Scholar-Activist: Pathways to Racial Justice, with Prof. Forrest Harris, 11:45 am -12:45 pm; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; November 10, 2017.

“Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: The Black Church and the Economy.” Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies, 9 am – noon; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN; November 11, 2017.

“Reaching Out and Reaching In: Reflections on Mission in a Postcolonial Age.” Missio Dei and the United States: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness; Boston, MA; November 13, 2017.

“Resisting Injustice in the Age of Trump” Theological Education Workshop, American Academy of Religion, 9 am–3 pm; Boston, MA; November 17, 2017.

“Class and Religion in the USA: American Dream? American Nightmare?” Class, Religion, and Theology United, American Academy of Religion, 9 am—11:30 am; Boston, MA; November 20, 2017.

“Open Theology, Open Borders? Religion and the Most Vulnerable.” Open and Relational Theologies Unit, American Academy of Religion, 4—6:30 pm; Boston, MA; November 20, 2017.

“The Pedagogy of Deep Solidarity.” With Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger. Society for Race, Ethnicity, and Religion, Biennial Meeting, Vanderbilt University, October 27, 2017.

“Which Common Good? Rethinking Religion, Self-Interest, and Agency.” Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding. St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, October 17, 2017.

“Christ and Empire 2.0.” The Wild Goose Festival, Hot Springs, NC, July 15, 2017.

“Why Consumerism is not the Problem.” Meeting of liberation theologians at Departamento Ecuménico de Investigaciones, San José, Costa Rica, June 26, 2017.

“Empire, Deep Solidarity, and the Future of Resistance.” DARE Conference, Council for World Mission (Singapore), Bangkok, Thailand, May 30, 2017.

“Is Political and Intercultural Theology Real Theology, and Why Should Anyone Care?” European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies, Münster, Germany, April 26, 2017.

“Finding Deep Solidarity: At the Intersection of Faith and Work.” Boston University School of Theology, April 21-22, 2017.

“What Does Jesus Have to Do with Wall Street?” College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, April 20, 2017.

“Religion and the Left.” Belmont University, Nashville, TN, April 5, 2017.

“Theology in the Public Sphere.” New Frontiers in Theology, Claremont School of Theology, February 17, 2017.

“How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America’s Inequalities.” UCLA Labor Center, February 16, 2017.