The Pietist Schoolman

The website and blog of historian Chris Gehrz

Speaking Schedule

If you’re interested in having me speak to your church, college, or other group, send me an e-mail.

Coming Up…

October 7-10, 2020 [postponed to October 2021]

Biennial meeting of the Conference on Faith and History, Baylor University, Waco, TX

January 29-31, 2021

Keynote speaker, “Heart and Mind Together: The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education,” Evangelische Hochschule Tabor, Marburg, Germany

Photo of Chris speaking in Oct. 2015
Photo courtesy of Steven Tiggemann, Salem Covenant Church – Duluth, MN

Recent Speaking Engagements

April 5, 2020

“Hope for Better Times: The Pietist Option for Lutherans,” Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville, MN [converted into an online video series after COVID-19 led to the class being cancelled]

November 8, 2019

The Pietist Option for Bethel” (chapel talk on Luke 24), Bethel University, Arden Hills, MN

November 3, 2019

“What Is an Evangelical?”, Incarnation Lutheran Church, Shoreview, MN

October 27, 2019

A Mighty Fortress” (sermon on Psalm 46) and “What Can the Reformation Teach Us Today? Complicated Lessons for a Polarized Age” (adult class), First Covenant Church, St. Paul, MN

October 2, 2019

The Value of the Christian Liberal Arts,” Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA

April 11, 2019

From ‘Queen of the Sciences’ to ‘One of the Humanities’: Theology among the Liberal Arts,” Twin Cities Area Undergraduate Bible & Theology Conference, Bethel University

March 26, 2019

“Thinking in Public” (with Sam Mulberry), Bethel University Library

November 18 & 25, 2018

“The Pietist Option for Lutherans,” Incarnation Lutheran Church, Shoreview, MN

October 29, 2018

Silent Night: A Soldier’s Humanity and the Impact of World War I,” panel discussion co-hosted by Minnesota Opera and MinnPost, Westminster Hall, Minneapolis, MN

October 4-6, 2018

“The Distribution Problem for Christian Scholars” and “Non-Traditional Spiritual Biographies,” biennial meeting of the Conference on Faith and History at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

August 2018

The Pietist Option for Baptists,” four-week adult Sunday School class, Central Baptist Church, St. Paul, MN

July 1, 2018

Freedom in Christ” (sermon on Galatians 5), Cape Cod Covenant Church, Brewster, MA

June 24, 2018

Stories of Hope: Joseph… and Judah” (sermon on Genesis 37-50) and “Why the Covenant Church Is ‘The Pietist Option in Practice'” (book discussion), Evangelical Covenant Church, Attleboro, MA

June 17, 2018

A New Song” (sermon on Psalm 96), First Congregational Church, Litchfield, CT

April 29, 2018

“A Generosity of Attention” (sermon on Luke 8:1-21) and “The Pietist Option for a Multiethnic Church” (adult class) at First Covenant Church, St. Paul, MN

April 12, 2018

“The Spiritual ‘Anti-Biography’ of Charles Lindbergh,” Bethel University Library

March 4, 2018

The Path to Renewal: Be a Priest!” (sermon on John 2:13-22), Salem Covenant Church, New Brighton, MN

February 9-11, 2018

Always Reforming: The Pietist Option for Covenanters and Other Protestants,” Winter Seminar, at Bethlehem Covenant Church, Minneapolis, MN

January 28, 2018

God Will Speak… and We Will Die” (sermon on Exodus 20) and “The Stockholm Road: My Journey to Pietism through the Covenant Church” (class) – Rice Creek Covenant Church, Lino Lakes, MN

December 13, 2017

Interview on The Bob Dutko Show, WMUZ-FM, Detroit, MI

December 10, 2017

“Our Revival Heritage as Missional Pietists,” adult forum, Excelsior (MN) Covenant Church

September 24 – October 29, 2017

“The Reformation at 500,” six-week adult Sunday School course, Calvary Church, Roseville, MN

September 11-12, 2017

Faculty Retreat, Seattle Pacific University

June 2017

“#Reformation500,” four-week adult Sunday School course, Elim Church, Minneapolis, MN

April 29, 2017

The Three Journeys of the Liberal Arts,” keynote address to Honors Symposium, Crown College, St. Bonifacius, MN

April 20, 2017

“Lest We Forget: WWI Memorials,” New Ulm (MN) Public Library

March 23, 2017

Teaching as an Act of Wonder” (with Jay Rasmussen, Joey Horstman, and Sara Shady), Bethel University Library

February 21-22, 2017

The Pietist Option for (Current and Former) Evangelicals” (public lecture — click for video) and “Teaching within the Pietist Tradition” (faculty discussion), North Park University, Chicago, IL

February 2017

“20th Century Wars and the Church,” four-week adult Sunday School class, Salem Covenant Church, New Brighton, MN

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