Senior Fellow, Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
Education: D.Min. in Christian Spirituality, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary Biography: At a “Skis & Skeptics” retreat during my junior year at prep school, I committed my life to Christ. “Now that you’re a Christian,” said my Christian friends, handing me a pile of books, “you’ll want to read these.”
The pile included C. S. Lewis, Francis Shaeffer, John Stott, J.I. Packer, and Os Guinness. “Is this what Christians do?” I asked.
“Yes,” they answered, "this is what Christians do." Not knowing anything else, I began reading, thinking, and writing.
As it turned out, their answer was more wishful thinking than fact. Nonetheless this was the genesis of my twin passion: the Christian Heart (spirituality) and the Christian Mind (worldview).
At Bates College in Maine, I majored in philosophy—Martin Heidegger in one hand, Francis Shaeffer in the other. I received my Master of Divinity and later my Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spirituality from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
I’ve worked in business, done youth ministry with FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities & Schools), and pastored a church in California’s Silicon Valley. For nearly five years I worked with Chuck Colson, managing BreakPoint radio, founding a magazine, writing, speaking, and developing curriculum including the Centurions Program.
I am currently Senior Fellow at The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation and continue to be associated with the Institute on Religion & Democracy—first as president and now as a scholar.
My speaking experience includes preaching, congressional testimony, lectures, small groups, and retreats. I have spoken and written extensively on prayer, work and vocation, Christian worldview, faith and politics, environmentalism, bioethics, human life, and religious liberty.
I am an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and we attend McLean Presbyterian Church in Northern Virginia.
Speaker Fee/Range: Retreats (speaking 5-6 times) -- $2,500-5,000 Conferences (speaking 2-3 times) -- $2,000-5,000 Keynote $1,800-3,500 Note: These are obviously negotiable and depend in part on how many talks need to be developed. Travel and lodging and any additional expenses (e.g.:printing) are not included in fees.
Select Speech Titles: 1. The Culture of the Church—Six parts: Space, Time, Language, Things, The Body, and Work 2. The Christian Mind: Yours, Mine, and Hours 3. Picking Up the Pieces: Building Blocks for a Christian Mind 4. Heaven is Not My Home: Work, Vocation, and the Second Coming 5. Religious Liberty in an Age of Toleration