Speaking

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John speaks often at historical societies and sites, libraries, churches, colleges and universities, and historical conferences.  He also conducts content-oriented historical workshops for teachers and is available for historical consulting.  Feel free to look at his current speaking schedule (below) to get a sense of his presentations, lectures, and other history-related services.

John handles his own bookings.  If you are interested in setting something up please contact him at jfea(at)messiah(dot)edu

Recent and upcoming engagements (for a list of past engagements go to John’s vita page).

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March 1-4, 2018
Conference: “Religion and Politics in Early America,” University of Missouri
“Early Possibilities for Religious Disestablishment: The Case of New Jersey.”

July 23-29, 2017
Gilder-Lehrman Institute for Summer Seminar for Teachers, Princeton University
“The Colonial Era”

April 24, 2017
Eric Miller’s “Colonial America” course at Geneva College
“Discussion of Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?”

April 10, 2017
Franz Lecture: Gordon College, Wenham, MA
“Why Study History?”

April 8, 2017
Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, New Orleans
Moderating “Chat Rooms” on The History Relevance Campaign and “Twitterstorians”

March 23, 2017
Eric Miller’s “Religion and American Civilization” Course at Geneva College
Discussion of The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

February 21 2017
Messiah College Humanities Symposium
Panelist: “Of Human Bondage: Forms of Enslaverment in Global History”

February 14 2017
Conversations with Amy Bass,” WVOX Radio, New York, NY 10:00 EST
Christians in the Trump Era

January 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017
West Shore Evangelical Free Church, Mechanicsburg, PA
4-Week “Training Arena: “Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?

December 3, 2016
Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, PA
Adult Forum: Empathy and the Meaning of American Democracy

November 27, 2016
Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, PA
Adult Forum: Presbyterians and the American Presidency

November 19-22, 2016
Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX
Session on The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

November 9, 2016
University of Illinois-Springfield (Skype)
Discussion of Historical Podcasting with Prof. Ken Owen’s History and  Digital Media Class

October 31, 2016
Centre College, Danville, KY
Lecture: “Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?” (Filmed by C-SPAN)

October 28, 2016
Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
Chapel Presentation: “The Bible Cause: 200 Years of the American Bible Society”

October 27, 2016
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
Book Discussion with Ph.D Students : “The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

October 24, 2016
South Carroll High School, Sykesville, MD
Skype Session:  Writing and Podcasting History

October 20, 2016
Luncheon Plenary Lecture: CFH Undergraduate Conference, Virginia Beach, VA
“What Can You Do With a History Major?”

October 13, 2016
University of Chicago, Religions in America Workshop
Discussion of “The Bible Cause: 200 Years of the American Bible Society”

October 11, 2016
Conversations with Amy Bass,” WVOX Radio, New York, NY
Religion and Politics in 2016 Election

October 6, 2016
Dunham Bible Museum, Houston Baptist University, 7:00pm
Lecture: “The Bible Cause: 200 Years of the American Bible Society”

September 29, 2016
Guest on “Breaks @Messiah College Web Show (filming for later date)
Social Media and the 2016 Election

September 26, 2016
Donald Yerxa Lecture: Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA
Why Study History?

September 22, 2016
Kincaid Lecture: Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
The Bible and Moral Reform in the Early American Republic

September 21, 2016
Radio: The Ride Home w/John & Kathy–WORD FM (Pittsburgh), 4:40pm
Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?

September 6, 2016
Mark Kreslin Show (Veritas Radio), 7:05-7:45 CT
David Barton and the Uses of History

August 4, 2016
Quick to Listen Podcast (Christianity Today)
Character and American Politics

July 24-30, 2016
Gilder Lehrman Institute Summer Seminar for Teachers, Princeton University
“The 13 Colonies”

July 4, 2016
Influence Magazine Podcast
“Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?”

June 26, 2016
National Presbyterian Church, Washington D.C.
Book Talk: “The Bible Cause”

May 23, 2016
Radio Interview: Interfaith Public Radio  (to be aired later)
Evangelicals and Donald Trump

May 18, 2016
Podcast Interview: “Conversations at Mount Vernon”
Conversation with Douglas Bradburn

May 10, 2016
Radio Interview: Point of View Radio, 3:00 EST
“The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society”

May 10, 2016
Radio Interview: Janet Mefferd Show, 2:00 EST
“The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society”

April 29, 2016
Research in Religion Podcast w/ Anthony Gill
“The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society” (to be aired later)

April 29, 2016
Marginalia Podcast (Los Angeles Review of Books) w/Art Remillard
“The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society” (to be aired later)

April 13, 2016
Arch Street Methodist Church, Philadelphia, PA
“The Myth of a Christian Nation”

April 7-10, 2016
Organization of American Historians, Providence, RI
Session Moderator: Church and State in the Teaching of Religious History

April 7, 2016
Interview with Norm Nelson, Compassion Radio (syndicated), 4:30EDT
“The Theology of Ted Cruz”

March 31, 2016
Cairn University, Langhorne, PA
Discussion of The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

March 18, 2016
St. Francis University, Loretto, PA
Annual Ethics Lecture and Undergraduate Conference Keynote

February 25, 2016
Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mt. Vernon, VA
Brown Bag Presentation:  Presbyterians and the American Revolution

January 21, 2016
Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University, UK
“Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?”