Now that my new book Cancer is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage-Serious Chemo is out, I’m in the shameless self-promotion stage of the writer’s life. I’m okay with that though because I believe in the book and believe an honest wrangling with pain, fear, and faith can be helpful to everyone.

We’re all terminal cases after all.

I’ve got a few gigs lined up and I’d be happy to consider speaking or preaching about the book to your group or church or to talk on your podcast.

Give me a shout out:

July 13-16: Live Podcast at Wild Goose Festival – Asheville, NC

July 22-23: Preaching at Woodlake United Methodist Church in Richmond, Va

August 27: Preaching – OKC

September 7: District Clergy Gathering – Orlando, Fla 

October 1: Preaching Loft LA

October 6-8: Young Adult Retreat – California



January 19-22

I’ll be doing an interview with Tripp Fuller @ The Home-Brewed Christianity Theology Beer Camp

Sunday, January 22

I’ll be preaching @ The Loft LA Church


March 6 – Pub Theology at Fairfax, Virginia


progressive-youth-ministry-e1439238507268March 8-10

I’ll be a presenter at The Progressive Youth Ministry Conference

Sunday, March 12

I’ll be preaching @ Bryson City UMC



unknownMarch 22-26 

Virginia Festival of the Book

Sat March 25, 2017 @ McLeod Hall, UVA School of Nursing @1pm

  • Main Festival of the Book event

Sat March 25, 2017 @ Pub Theology/Student Gathering (Tentative)

Sunday March 26. 2017

  • Preaching @ Wesley Memorial UMC @ 11am
  • Preaching @ Wesley Foundation Worship @ 5pm

Sunday, April 2 – Preaching @ Westover Hills UMC

Sunday, April 30 – Preaching @ Snow Hill Baptist Church

Fall 2017 – Shenandoah University

October 6-8 Young Adult Retreat @ San Juan Capistrano, California

January 30, 2018 – Florida Clergy Conference

February 4, 2018 – Preaching @ Plantation UMC

April 2018 – Durham, NC: Live Podcast with Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon and Home-brewed Christianity

April 26- 28 – Mockingbird NYC Conference: Dialogue with Fleming Rutledge

May 11, 2018 – Closing Speaker @ Society of Clinical Oncology

October 21, 2018 – Preaching @ San Diego



Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang on Sirius XM

Things Not Seen on NPR

Christian Humanist Podcast


The Home-brewed Christianity Culture Cast (scroll to the 32.17 mark)

Get Your Spirit in Shape United Methodist Podcast

The Loft LA

Matt Townsend Show