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Brian is an award-winning, engaging speaker with a variety of speaking experiences. He is available to talk on a number of topics, such as: religion and politics; advocacy and civic engagement; religious communication; journalism (news/editorial writing, media relations); and social media. If you are interested in inviting Brian to speak at an event, please email him at

Upcoming Events

Writing for Life
(April 8 at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Mo.)
Will present on writing for workshop focused on devotional writing.

Churchnet Spring Gathering
(April 20 at University Heights Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo.)
Will assist in planning and leading this event.

Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering
(July 1-6 in Zurich, Switzerland)
Will lead a communications training seminar on social media.

Some Previous Events
* Led sessions at several churches on the relationship between religion and politics. Also spoke on this topic to a local branch of the American Association of University Women and at events at two different universities.
* Led communication training events for pastors and church leaders in Canada, Guatemala, Jamaica, and South Africa. Session topics included writing news articles and press releases, photography, sermon delivery, and social media.
* Spoke at several university events on various political topics, including social media, democracy and religion in Middle East protests, Occupy Wall Street movement, green rhetoric, and media campaign coverage.
* Moderated multiple political candidate forums. Also moderated several public student debates.
* Debated campus street preacher George "Jed" Smock about whether or not confrontational evangelism is appropriate or effective.
* Preached and/or taught Sunday School in dozens of Baptist, Mennonite, and Episcopalian churches. Also officiated at ​ several weddings and funerals. Hear some of my sermons here.

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