Event Speakers

Event Speakers

Michelle Higgins

South City Church

Race in America

Do black lives matter to evangelicals?

Kevin Kelly

WIRED Magazine

Spiritual Guidance for Artificial Intelligences

Can we teach robots to be ethical and spiritual?

Kelly Clark

Olympic Gold Medalist Snowboarder

Snowboards and Calling

How do cultural platforms advance God's purposes?

Ted Trimpa

Advocate and President

Trimpa Group

Unlikely Allies

How can we find common ground when we disagree?

James K.A. Smith

Professor of Philosophy

Calvin College

Our Secular Age

What does it mean that we live in a ‘secular’ age?

Sheikh Mohammed

Judge of Sidon in Lebanon

Where Muslims and Christians Agree

How can Middle East Partnerships be Forged?

Charles Robinson

The Red Door

The First Nations

What is the unspoken truth about reservation life?

Melinda Selmys

Columnist and Author

My Struggle with Gender Dysphoria

How does faith inform my identity?

Mike Foster

People of the Second Chance

After the Pen

How can we help ex-convicts re-enter?

Heather Jackson

Realm of Caring Foundation

The Case for Medicinal Marijuana

How is cannabis saving lives?

Adam Thomason

Author, Red Revolution

Systemic Preference

How can unjust structures be dismantled?

Kimberly Kuo

Writer & Advocate

Six Months to Live

Is choosing when we die a fundamental right?

Siouxsan Bullshields Robinson

The Red Road

The First Nations

What is the unspoken truth about reservation life?

Pete Richardson

Life Coach

On Calling, Ambition and Surrender

Can we ever have clarity on God's purpose for our life?

Willis Barrino

Author / Youth Advocate

After the Pen

How can we help ex-convicts re-enter?

Mark DeYmaz

Mosaix Global Network

Practicing Disruption

What Can a Church Do to Bridge Race, Class and Cultural Divides

Preston Sprinkle

New York Times Bestselling Author

Love Our Enemies

Is nonviolence the Christian way?

Julie Mavis

Dream Makers

Foster Care & Adoption

What is the future of family?

Greg Thompson

New City Commons

The Burning Church

How can the church join its neighbors in seeking the common good?

Patricia Raybon

Author, Undivided

Muslim Daughter, Christian Mother

What do you do when a family member converts to a different religion?

Dr. Christian Thurstone

Board Certified Physician in General, Child and Adolescent and Addictions Psychiatry

Marijuana's Legalization Effect

What are the effects of Colorado's Great Experiment?

Jim Daly

Focus on the Family

Unlikely Allies

How can we find common ground when we disagree?

Yu-Kai Chou

Gamification Pioneer

Gamification

What do games teach us about our human drive?

Nancy Richardson

OtterCares Foundation

Business for the Common Good

How can global companies engage local communities?

Joel Salatin

Salatin Polyface Farm

Rethinking our Foodscape

What is the future of farming?

Molly Ball

US Politics

The Atlantic

Presidential Election

Why is polarization impacting the electorate?

Mark Yarhouse

Psychologist

Regent University

Transgender

What is gender dysphoria and why does it matter?

David Kinnaman

Barna Group

Good Faith

How do we lead with love?

Praxis Presenter

Praxis

Entrepreneurship

What cultural project inspires you most?

Ignacio Castuera

Compassion and Choices

Death with Dignity

Is Euthanasia Compromising or Compassionate?

Jon Ward

Political Journalist

Yahoo News

Presidential Election

Why is polarization impacting the electorate?

Noel Yeatts

World Help

Our Refugee Crisis

How can we support those who will never leave the region?

Douglas Wilson

Theologian & Pastor

Christ Church

In Defense of Guns

Is gun ownership a civic virtue?

Jeremy Courtney

Preemptive Love

Our Refugee Crisis

How can we support those who will never leave the region?

Curt Richardson

OtterBox

Business for the Common Good

How can global companies engage local communities?

John Inazu

Washington University School of Law

Confident Pluralism

How will we get along despite irresolvable differences?

Steve Haas

World Vision

Our Refugee Crisis

How can we support those who will never leave the region?