My SPEAKING Engagements

I may be reached to discuss possible speaking engagements by email: mjg[at]


  • February (date TBA): Lectures on the Book of Revelation, St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City

2013 (fall)

  • August 29-31: “The Lord of Peace: Christ our Peace in Pauline Theology,” invited paper for the British New Testament Society annual conference, Paul Seminar on Pauline Christology, St. Andrews University, Scotland, plus panelist with N. T. Wright, John Barclay, and Peter Oakes
  • Nov 17 (Sun.): “Understanding the Gospel of John,” Emmanuel Episcopal Church adult forum, a.m.
  • Nov 21: Panel discussion participant on the legacy of Raymond E. Brown, John, Jesus, and History Conference, St. Mary’s Seminary & University, eve.
  • Nov 23-26 (date uncertain): Presider, Session on “Theosis/Deification in the New Testament,” Society of Biblical Literature, Theological Interpretation of Scripture session


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January 23: St. John’s Roman Catholic Community, Columbia, MD; 7:00 p.m.; “Reading Revelation Responsibly”

  • Feb 27: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD; Adult Forum; “New Testament Spirituality for the Ecological Crisis”
  • March 2: The Lund Lectures (two) on “Re-imagining Justification” at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL: (1) “Justification as Resurrection from the Dead” and (2) “Justification and Justice”
  • March 4-6: North Baltimore Mennonite Church, Baltimore, MD; Winter Bible School; “Reading Revelation Responsibly Today” (4 talks, 1 sermon)
  • March 18-19: Kough Lectures at Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, MD; 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday
  • April 3, 10: St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Annapolis, MD; Adult Forum; “St. Paul’s Message for Today”
  • April 4, 11: Roland Park Country School “Kaleidoscope” course, Baltimore, MD:  ”Engaging the Book of Revelation”; 7-8:30 p.m. ($30 fee)
  • April 7: Ecumenical Lecture, Mt. Aloysius College (PA), 12:30 p.m.; “A More Ecumenical Paul: The Jewish, Catholic, Reformed, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Anabaptist (and more) Apostle”
  • May 1: St. James Episcopal Church, Monkton, MD: Adult Forum on Revelation
  • July 31: Grace United Methodist Church, Gaithersburg, MD: preaching two services on “In Power We Trust?” (Rev 12-13)
  • November 8: Eastern Mennonite University lectures on Paul and non-violence and Paul and justice (3:30 and 7:00 p.m.)
  • November 19-23: Society of Biblical Literature: (1) Sat., Nov. 20, 4:00-6:30 p.m. - GOCN Missional Hermeneutic Forum, respondent to panel discussion of my book Reading Revelation Responsibly; (2) Sun., Nov. 21, 9:00-11:00 a.m. – Chair, Theological Hermeneutics of Christian Scripture Group session on Theological Interpretation and Jesus-Studies (panel review of two recent books)
  • November 29: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Odenton, MD (7:00 p.m.); presentation on “Reclaiming Advent: A Spiritual Season in a Secular Age”
    • PREVIOUS ENGAGEMENTS (2010, 2009)

  • January 17: Union Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD; preaching on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday: “Lamb People, Lamb Power (Rev. 7:1-17)”
  • February 11-21: Turkey and Greece: “Cities of Paul and John” Study Trip
  • March 21: Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD; a.m. adult seminar on “Dying and Rising with Christ according to St. Paul
  • April 11: St. James Episcopal Church, Monkton, MD, 9-10 a.m.; adult seminar on the meaning of St. Paul’s writings for today
  • May 2: St. James Episcopal Church, Monkton, MD, 9-10 a.m.; adult seminar on the meaning of St. Paul’s writings for today
  • September 22: North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL; Lund Lectures (New Testament); “Re-Imagining Justification” (two lectures): (1) “Justification as Resurrection from the Dead (with special reference to Abraham)”; (2) Justification and Justice (with special reference to the Corinthians)”
  • POSTPONED/DATE TBA: September 23: The Lund Lectures (two) on “Re-imagining Justification” at North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL; UNABLE TO ATTEND/PAPER TO BE READ AND DISCUSSED IN MY ABSENCE: 26th Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture, on the topic of atonement; presenter on the evening of September 23: “Effecting The New Covenant: A (Not So) New, New Testament Model for the Atonement”
  • October 7-10: Scholars’ Conference on “The Book of Revelation: Theology, Politics, and Intertextuality” at Duke Divinity School; presentation on “Theological and Hermeneutical Reflections on the ‘Impact History’ of the Book of Revelation.”
  • November 18-22: Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta; Chair, “History, Historicisms, and Theological Interpretation” session, Theological Hermeneutics of Christian Scripture Group


    • January 5-9: Guest Professor, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC; D.Min. course ”Salvation in the New Testament”
    • Spring Semester (January-May): Visiting Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC
    • January 24: Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, LA; Conference on Saint Paul for Today; lecture, “Paul, Justification, and Justice” (a.m.)
    • February 6:  Samford University and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brimingham, AL; “Saint Paul: Minister and Preacher, Then and Now” (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
    • February 6: Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, AL: Lecture (7:30 p.m.)
    • February 7: Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Anniston, AL: “The Spirituality of Saint Paul for Today” (10 a.m. – noon)
    • February 8: Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Paul, Birmingham, AL: “The Spirituality of Saint Paul for Today” (10 a.m.)
    • March 7: Mount Saint Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD: Central Maryland Formation Day; keynote, “Paul’s Spirituality for the Church Today”; workshop, “Community and Ministry in Paul’s Churches… and Ours”
    • March 23: Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ; Biblical Studies Department New Testament Lecture, “Paul, the Resurrection, and the End of Violence” (4:30 p.m.); Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar, “Theosis in Paul? Initial Explorations” (7:30 p.m.)
    • April 15: Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC; book discussion of Inhabiting the Cruciform God–“Justification and Theosis in Paul” (12:30 p.m.)
    • April 17: Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC: book signing of Inhabiting the Cruciform God at Cokesbury Bookstore (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
    • May 16-June 1: Visiting Professor, Notre Dame de l’Espérance Major Seminary, Bertoua, Cameroon
    • September 24-26: North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL; 25th Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture, on the topic of conversion; respondent to paper by Markus Bockmuehl
    • October 3: Ecumenical Institute of Theology annual retreat, St. Mar’s Seminary & University, Baltimore, MD
    • October 4: New Hope Community Church, Pikesville, MD; preaching on Philippians 2
    • October 18, 25: Second Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, MD: Adult Seminar presentations
    • October 23-24: Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA: Interpretation editorial board meeting
    • November 21-24: Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), New Orleans, LA
      Sat., Nov. 21, 1:00-3:30: paper, “The Apologetic and Missional Impulse of Phil 2:6-11 in the Context of the Letter” (GOCN Forum on Missional Hermeneutics)
      Sat., Nov. 21, 4:00-6:30: paper, “Romans: The Earliest Christian Treatise on Theosis” (Theological Hermeneutics of Christian Scripture group)
      Mon., Nov. 23, 1:00-3:30, panelist, review of Douglas Campbell, The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul (Pauline Soteriology group)