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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Author of: Reading While Black
D. Michael Lindsay
Author of: Hinge Moments
Heather Thompson Day
Author of: It's Not Your Turn
Sheila Wise Rowe
Author of: Healing Racial Trauma
Author of: Living in Bonus Time
Author of: Separated by the Border
Ian Morgan Cron
Author of: The Road Back to You
Author of: Wait With Me
Author of: You Found Me
Lacy Finn Borgo
Author of: Spiritual Conversations with Children
Tish Harrison Warren
Author of: Prayer in the Night
Author of: Praying for Your Missionary
Author of: Good and Beautiful and Kind
Bishop Claude Alexander, Jr.
Author of: Necessary Christianity
Author of: Making Room in Advent
Author of: Agents of Flourishing
Author of: Longing for Revival
Author of: The God Question
Ruth Haley Barton
Author of: Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest
Author of: Speaking Across Generations
Author of: The Nazarene: Forty Devotions on the Lyrical Life of Jesus
Author of: Being God's Image
Kay Higuera Smith
Co-Author of: Reading the Bible Around the World