Since I am constantly thinking and writing about the role of religion in American politics and culture, I enjoy speaking to groups that share my interests and that can benefit from my expertise and perspectives. I evaluate invitations primarily on the basis of how much I can teach (and learn from) a group.
Most often, I speak about
- Faith and the 2016 presidential election
- Religion and politics
- Media and politics
- Religion and media
- Public opinion
- History of and theological foundations for Christian political engagement
- Catholic social teaching
- The promise and perils of partisanship
- Church and state issues
- The contested meanings of religious freedom
- Single-issue talks on the religious politics of: Immigration reform, income and wealth inequality, abortion, criminal justice reform, capital punishment, gay rights & religious liberty, etc.
I particularly enjoy speaking to
- Academic conferences
- Faith leaders
- Houses of worship
- Religious groups seeking to understand politics more fully
- Political groups seeking to understand religion more fully
- Interfaith groups
- Denominational boards, agencies, and judicatories
If you are interested in having me speak to your conference or organization, pleas use the contact form.