My Updated Schedule of Lectures, Firesides, and Presentations



I’m told that the Church and the University have silenced me, and who am I to disagree?


Here’s the most up-to-date information on my current schedule of public lectures (i.e., it doesn’t include university and church classes).  There are some other potential speaking engagements that are under consideration, as well.


Tuesday through Friday, 20-23 August 2013

BYU Education Week

The Reasonableness of Faith

Tuesday–Friday, 8:30–9:25 a.m., Auditorium, Joseph Smith Building (JSB)

T          “In the Beginning, God . . .” (Genesis 1:1)

W         In the End, Mind Continues

Th        He is, Indeed, Risen

F          Original Christianity Restored


Thursday, 19 September 2013

“Hearing Cosmic Harmony Again”

Annual Summerhays Lecture on Science and Religion

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Brigham Young University

7 PM, Joseph Smith Building Auditorium

A relatively short podcast interview with me regarding my plans for this lecture can be heard here.


Friday, 11 October 2013

St. Louis Chapter of the BYU Alumni Association

“The Middle East”


Saturday, 12 October 2013

Kansas City Chapter of the BYU Alumni Association

Topic in flux. (Was to have been “The Middle East,” but circumstances have changed.)

A conflict has been discovered, so this may need to be dropped from the calendar


Saturday, 19 October 2013

Keynote address, Book of Mormon Archaeological Foundation

Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, Utah


Thursday evening, 31 October 2013 – Saturday afternoon, 2 November 2013

Tenth annual meeting of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology

Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

I’m not sure what my specific involvement will be, but, as I’m the current president of the Society, I expect that I’ll be involved.


Saturday, 9 November 2013

“Science and Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth, and Man”

A conference organized and sponsored by The Interpreter Foundation

Utah Valley Convention Center, Provo, Utah

I’m not sure what my specific involvement will be, but, as I’m the chairman of The Interpreter Foundation, I expect that I’ll be involved.


Friday or Saturday, 22-23 November 2013

Paper on Qadi ‘Abd al-Jabbar’s Critique of Christian Origins

Sixth annual meeting of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa

Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Washington DC

(The conference schedule hasn’t yet been issued, so I can’t yet narrow down a specific date and time.  Incidentally, though, I’ll probably be staying through Sunday, so — and I realize that this sounds perilously close to self-promotion — there is a chance that I could do a fireside or something of that sort in the DC area that night, if somebody there reads this and cares.)


Friday, 31 January 2014

Lecture for the local chapter of the BYU Alumni Association

Tallahassee, Florida