I have a full slate of speaking engagements planned for the Fall. Keep following the The Way of Improvement Leads Home for updates. Here's will I will be in the months of September, October, and November:
On September 14, 2014 I will be the plenary speaker at the annual September 11th Interfaith Remembrance Event at St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My topic is "Recovering the Founders' Vision of a Multi-Faith Society." I will also be joined by my colleague Richard Hughes in a panel discussion following the lecture. The event is open to the public. The lecture will begin at 2:00pm. The Cathedral is located at 221 North Front Street in Harrisburg, PA.
During the month of October I will be returning to the Sunday School classroom at West Shore Evangelical Free Church in Mechanicsburg. I will be doing a four week series (all four Sundays in October) on the history of post-WW II American evangelicalism. These classes, which are sponsored by the "Lifebuilders" Sunday School class, are free and open to the public. Class runs from 9:00-10:30.
On October 4 I will be back in Philadelphia giving a tour to the Messiah first-year students who were awarded a spot in the college's Humanities Scholars Program. The students will be given a copy of my Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? and we will be using some of our time in Philadelphia for a discussion of the book.
On October 9-10 I will be at Southern Methodist University for a teacher's seminar on religion and the American founding. I will be discussing the founders and evangelicalism during a panel discussion and offering a public lecture on some of my new work on the American Bible Society.
I am looking forward to returning to Milwaukee on Nov. 7-8 to work with the teachers from the Milwaukee Public School District as part of a Gilder-Lehrman Institute seminar. On the 7th I will be discussing slavery and colonial America with 5th grade teachers and on the 8th I will be talking about immigration.
On November 22 I will be delivering the plenary address at the annual New Jersey Forum conference. My yet to be refined topic will have something to do with New Jersey and the American Revolution. The conference will be held at Monmouth University and it is open to the public.
Finally, I will speaking at Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren on November 30 as part of the church's "Christian Scholar Sunday" series.
I hope I see some of you this Fall!