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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July 21-27, 2019
Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, Princeton, NJ
Summer Teachers Seminar: Colonial America

July 19, 2019
Meeting of the Society for the History of the Early American Republic, Cambridge, MA
Panel on historians and op-ed writing

April 8, 2019
Boisi Center Event at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. Hamilton, Massachussetts
“Evangelicals and Politics” (panel discussion with Randall Balmer and Dennis Hollinger)

March 21, 2019
Ward Lecture, Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC
“The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump”

February 26, 2019
Lecture:  Georgetown Day School, Washington D.C. 
“Donald Trump and the Christian Right in America”

February 15, 2019
CCCU Annual Conference for Chief Academic Officers, St. Petersburg, Fla 
“Christian Education in the Age of Trump: Challenges and Opportunities”

February 11, 2019
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump”

February 5, 2019
North Greenville, University, Greenville, SC
Boggs Hickson Endowed Lecture: “Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?

January 16, 2019
University Colloquium, Eastern Mennonite University, 4:00pm
“The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump”

November 13-15, 2018
Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Denver, CO
Session on Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

November 6, 2018
Woodrow Wilson School and Center for Study of Religion, Princeton, NJ
“Crossroads of Religion” Discussion Series on “The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump”

October 28, 2018
Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Laurel, MD
Question and Answer Session on Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

October 17-18, 2018
John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Public lecture on Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

October 11, 2018
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Public lecture on Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

October 10, 2018
National Association of Evangelicals Washington Briefing, Washington D.C.
Lecture: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

October 4-6, 2018
Biennial Meeting of the Conference on Faith and History, Grand Rapids, MI
Program Chair: “History and the Search for Meaning: The CFH at 50”

October 3, 2018
Hope College, Holland, MI, 7:00pm
Lecture on Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

October 3, 2018
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, IN, 12:00pm
Discussion of Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

October 2, 2018
Taylor University, Upland, IN 7:30pm
Lecture on Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

October 2, 2018
Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI  11:30-1:00pm
Lecture on Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

September 25, 2018
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 6:30pm
Lecture: “The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump”

September 24, 2018
University of Chicago Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, Chicago, IL, 6pm
Book Talk: Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

August 10, 2018
Hearts & Minds Bookstore, Dallastown, PA 7:00pm
Book Talk: Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

August 6, 2018
Give and Take Podcast (Date of recording for later release)
Discussion of Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 29, 2018
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Richmond, VA, 9:00am
Book Talk in Faith Formation Class: Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 28, 2018
Chop Suey Books. Richmond, VA 7:00pm
Book Talk: Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 22-28, 2018
Gilder-Lehrman Institute, Princeton, New Jersey
Summer Teachers Seminar: Colonial America

July 21, 2018
CNN: New Day 
Segment on evangelicals and  international religious liberty

July 16, 2018
Winchester Book Gallery. Winchester, VA, 6pm
Book Talk: Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 15, 2018
Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2pm
Book Talk: Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 14, 2018
Givens Books, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2:00-4:00pm
Book Talk: Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 13, 2018
Taylor Books. Charleston, West Virginia, 6:00pm
Book TalkBelieve Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 13, 2018
WPTF Radio, 680 AM, Raleigh NC, Morning News with Patrick Johnson
Interview: Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 12, 2018
Carmichael’s Bookstore. Louisville, KY (Frankfort Ave. Store), 7:00pm
Book TalkBelieve Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 11, 2018
The Book Loft. Columbus, OH, 7:00pm
Book TalkBelieve Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 11, 2018
The Pat Williams Show, WTLN FM–Orlando, 9:30am (taping)
Interview: Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 10, 2018
Penguin Bookshop. Sewickley, PA, 7:00pm
Book TalkBelieve Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 10, 2018
“Rising” with Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton, Hill TV, 9:00am (Recorded)
Discussion of Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 8, 2018
Washington Journal (Television Show), CSPAN, 8:00-9:00am (LIVE)
Discussion of Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 7, 2018
Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington D.C. 1:00pm
Book TalkBelieve Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

July 3, 2018
Holy Post Podcast (Phil Vischer)
Discussion of Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

June 30, 2018
Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 6pm
Book Launch for Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

June 28, 2018
“Smart Talk”  WITF (Public Radio), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 9am
Radio Interview for Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

June 19, 2018
History Department, Kean University, Union, NJ
Consulting with Kean University’s “William Livingston World” NEH Grant

June 6, 2018
Dialogue Institute, Temple University, Philadelphia
Panel Discussion: Christianity and the American Founding

May 30,  2018
Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Church History, Regina, Saskatchewan
Plenary Address: “Fear, Power, and Nostalgia: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump”

May 30, 2018
Blue Sky Radio, CBC-Saskatchewan, 2pm EDT
Radio interview: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump”

April 19, 2018
Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL
Consultant with Trinity Christian College History Department

April 17, 2018
PA Museums Annual Statewide Museums Conference, State College, PA
Keynote Speaker: “Public History for a Democracy”

March 15, 2018
Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Consultant with Aquinas College History Department

March 3, 2018
National History Day:  Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Competition
Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA

March 2, 2018
Conference: “Religion and Politics in Early America,” Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Chair and Comment: “Revolutionary Ferment for Religious Establishment”

March 2, 2018
Conference: “Religion and Politics in Early America,” Washington University, St. Louis, MO
“Early Possibilities for Religious Disestablishment: The Case of New Jersey.”

February 28, 2018
Bethel University Board of Trustees, Washington D.C.
Lecture “How Has Evangelical Christianity Made a Positive Difference in the World?”

January 29 2018
Road to Now Podcast (recording for release at a later date)
Discussion of The Way of Improvement Leads Home blog and podcast

January 16, 2018
Boston Trinity School, Boston, MA.
Lectures on Religion and Politics in Rural America

January 12, 2018
Emma Willard School, Troy New York
History Teachers Workshop: New York State Association of Independent Schools

January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018
West Shore Evangelical Free Church, Mechanicburg, PA
Four Week “Training Arena”:  Christian Politics?

January 5, 2018
American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
Chair: “Placing the American Community: Lessons from the Digital Harrisburg Project”

January 5, 2018
American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
Moderator and Panelist: “The Bible in American Cultural and Political History”\

January 3, 2018
Brethren Village, Lititz, PA
Lecture: “The Role of History in a Democracy”

November 20, 2017
American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, MA 
Panelist:  Discussion of “The United States of Hobby Lobby”

November 15, 2017
Public Lecture: Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 
“The Court Evangelicals: Who Are Trump’s Christian Advisers and Where Did They Come From?”

October 18-19, 2017
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Multiple talks on digital humanities, religion and America, and blogging

October 5, 2017
New Books in Christian Studies Podcast
Discussion of The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

September 21-22, 2017
The State of Evangelical Mind Symposium, Indianapolis, IN
Plenary Panel: Noll’s Scandal & the CCCU: A Tripartite Review (Eric Miller & Jay Green)

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

June 27, 2017
Conversations with Amy Bass, WVOX-AM, New York
Discussion of Religion and Politics

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?”