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Our desire is to provide a place for you to engage in provocative conversations, intellectual discussions, and spiritually encouraging topics. Our fall series will feature authors elevating conversations around spiritual directions, academics, missions and apologetics.

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Dr. Felicia Wu Song

Author of: Restless Devices: Recovering Personhood, Presence, and Place in the Digital Age

December 12th, 2023 at 11 am Central Time

Felicia Wu Song (PhD, University of Virginia) is a cultural sociologist of media and digital technologies, currently serving as professor of sociology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. She is author of Restless Devices: Recovering Personhood, Presence and Place in the Digital Age and Virtual Communities: Bowling Alone, Online Together as well as articles in scholarly journals including Gender & Society and Information, Communication & Society. She also serves as Associate Editor at Current, an online journal of commentary and opinion that provides daily reflection on contemporary culture, politics, and ideas.

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Dr. David A. Anderson

Author of: Gracism: The Art of Inclusion

January 11th, 2024 at 11 am Central Time

David A. Anderson is the founder and senior pastor of Bridgeway Community Church, a multicultural congregation in Columbia, Maryland. He is the founder and president of Gracism Global, and chancellor of Omega Graduate School. Dr. Anderson received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Moody Bible Institute and his Doctor of Philosophy in the sociological integration of religion and society at Oxford Graduate School. His books include Letters Across the Divide, Multicultural Ministry, and Gracism. A sought-after conference speaker, lecturer, and consultant, he has had media exposure on over 2000 radio stations and television appearances, including Black Entertainment Television (BET), C-SPAN, TBN, PAX, and ABC promoting his message of diversity. He also hosts a live radio show, Afternoons with Dr. David Anderson: Your Bridge Building Voice in the Nation's Capital. Dr. Anderson and his wife, Amber, have three children.

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Dr. Tim Muehlhoff

Author of: Eyes to See: Recognizing God's Common Grace in an Unsettled World 

February 6th, 2024 at 11 am Central Time

Tim Muehlhoff (PhD, University of North Carolina) is a professor of communication at Biola University in La Mirada, California, and a speaker and research consultant for the Center for Marriage and Relationships. His books include I Beg to Differ, Authentic Communication, The God Conversation, and Defending Your Marriage.

Together with Richard Langer, he is the coauthor of Winsome Conviction and Winsome Persuasion, which received a 2018 Christianity Today book award in apologetics/evangelism. In addition to teaching and writing, they are codirectors of The Winsome Conviction Project, which seeks to introduce civility and compassion into our discussion of differences.

Muehlhoff and his wife, Noreen, are frequent speakers at FamilyLife Marriage Conferences.

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Dr. Richard Foster and Brenda Quinn

Author of: Learning and Humility: A Year of Searching for a Vanishing Virtue

March 14th, 2024 at 11 am Central Time

Richard J. Foster (DThP, Fuller Theological Seminary) is founder of Renovaré. He is the author of several books, including Streams of Living Water, Prayer, Freedom of Simplicity, Sanctuary of the Soul, and Celebration of Discipline, which has sold over two million copies worldwide; he is coauthor (with Gayle Beebe) of Longing for God. He and his wife, Carolynn, make their home near Denver, Colorado.

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Dr. Nijay K. Gupta

Author of: Tell her story: How Women Led, Taught and Ministered in the Early Church 

April 10th, 2024 at 11 am Central Time

Nijay K. Gupta (PhD, New Testament, University of Durham) is a professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary. Previously, he was a professor of New Testament at Portland Seminary, where he also oversaw the Master's thesis program, and advises doctoral students. He is the author of the book Worship That Makes Sense to Paul and Prepare, Succeed, Advance: A Guidebook for Getting a PhD in Biblical Studies and Beyond along with Bible commentaries and over a dozen academic articles in theological journals.

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Dr. Kristen Page

Author of: The Wonders of Creation: Learning Stewardship from Narnia and Middle-Earth

May 14th, 2024 at 11 am Central Time

Kristen Page (PhD, Purdue University) is Ruth Kraft Strohschein Distinguished Chair and professor of biology at Wheaton College. Her work has appeared in scholarly journals, including The Journal of Wildlife Management, Journal of Parasitology, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, and Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Past Authors

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Gisela Kreglinger

Author of:

Spirituality of Wine and Soul of Wine

Alice Fryling

Author of:

Aging Faithfully

Os Guinness

Author of:

Magna Carta of Humanity

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Terry Wildman

Lead Translator of:

First Nations Version Bible

Andy and Amy Crouch

Andy, author of: The Tech-Wise Family

Amy and Andy, author of: My Tech-Wise Life 


Paul Borthwick

Author of: Mission 3:16

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Esau McCaulley

Author of: Reading While Black

D. Michael Lindsay

Author of: Hinge Moments

Heather Thompson Day

Author of: It's Not Your Turn

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Sheila Wise Rowe

Author of: Healing Racial Trauma

Alec Hill

Author of: Living in Bonus Time

Gena Thomas

Author of: Separated by the Border


Ian Morgan Cron

Author of: The Road Back to You

Jason Gaboury

Author of: Wait With Me

Rick Richardson

Author of: You Found Me


Lacy Finn Borgo

Author of: Spiritual Conversations with Children

Tish Harrison Warren

Author of: Prayer in the Night

Eddie Byun

Author of: Praying for Your Missionary


Rich Villodas

Author of: Good and Beautiful and Kind


Bishop Claude Alexander, Jr.

Author of: Necessary Christianity


Bette Dickinson

Author of: Making Room in Advent


Amy Sherman

Author of: Agents of Flourishing


James Choung

Author of: Longing for Revival

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J.P. Moreland

Author of: The God Question


Ruth Haley Barton

Author of: Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest


Darrell Hall

Author of: Speaking Across Generations


Michael Card

Author of: The Nazarene: Forty Devotions on the Lyrical Life of Jesus

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Carmen Imes

Author of: Being God's Image


Kay Higuera Smith

Co-Author of: Reading the Bible Around the World

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