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Selected presentations

“Rescue Sells: Narrating Human Trafficking to Evangelical Populists,” invited talk at Henry Symposium on Religion and Public Life, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich. (April 26, 2019)

“Red-Light Rescue: The American Evangelical Campaign against Trafficking in Southeast Asia,” Obama Center, University of Mainz, Germany (October 13, 2018)

“The Forgotten Founder: Toward a Global History of World Vision,” Asbury Theological Seminary (September 12, 2018)

“De-Americanizing World Vision: How Internationalization Reshaped Mission in the 1970s,” Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee (June 6, 2018)

“The Quiet Revival: Boston and Non-Western Immigration,” Asbury University (January 26, 2018)

“’Go to the Peasant People’: World Vision, Jimmy Yen, and Transnational Exchange,” conference on “Currents, Perspectives, and Methodologies in World Christianity,” Princeton Theological Seminary (January 19, 2018)

“Global Encounters: The Evangelical Left and the Limits of Ecumenism,” invited workshop on “Ecumenical Protestantism and Post-Protestant Secularism” at the University of California, Berkeley, Cal. (October 13, 2017)

“Christ of the Asbury Road: E. Stanley Jones and Civil Rights,” Asbury Theological Seminary (September 27, 2017)

“Miracle in Almolonga: Supernaturalism and the Re-Enchantment of the West,” Organization of American Historians, New Orleans, La. (April 9, 2017)

“Trends in the Evangelical Antitrafficking Movement in Thailand,” United Nations Development Programme, Bangkok, Thailand (February 27, 2017)

“Peter Wagner, Global Encounters, and the Re-Enchantment of the West,” Conference on Faith and History, Virginia Beach, Va. (October 21, 2016)

“Visions of Transformation: Evangelical Community Development in Guatemala and the Philippines,” Asbury Theological Seminary (April 27, 2016)

“Evangelical Mission and the Path of Civil Rights Nonviolence from Gandhi to King,” Organization of American Historians, Providence, Rhode Island (April 7, 2016)

“Bob Pierce, Pastor Han, and the Origins of World Vision,” Goshen College (March 16, 2016)

“Jimmy Yen, World Vision, and Evangelical Transnationalism,” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Newport Beach, California (October 23, 2015)

“Sat Tal Ashram and the Transnational Civil Rights Movement,” Communal Studies Association, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Kentucky (October 2, 2015)

“Christ of the American Road: E. Stanley Jones, India, and Civil Rights,” Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, Netherlands (July 13, 2015)

“The Untold Korea Story: Pastor Han and the Origins of World Vision,” Spring Arbor University (April 29, 2015)

“Moral Minorities in Christian America, 1850-1970,” Panel respondent at Conference on Faith and History, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California (September 27, 2014)

“E. Stanley Jones and the Power of Cross-Cultural Exchange,” Kangnam University, Seoul, South Korea (May 16, 2014)

“Cold War and Caste: E. Stanley Jones and the American Civil Rights Movement,” Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies, University of Southampton, United Kingdom (April 24, 2014)

“E. Stanley Jones, Civil Rights, and the Global Reflex,” Organization of American Historians, Atlanta, Georgia (April 10, 2014)

“Anabaptists, Evangelicals, and the Search for a Third Way in Postwar America,” Schrag Lectures, Messiah College (March 6, 2014)

Respondent for “The Evangelical Left: Retrospect and Prospect: A Review Session of Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism by David Swartz,” Evangelical Theological Society, Baltimore, Md. (November 20, 2013)

“The Evangelical Left: Oxymoron or Opportunity?” David L. Franz Annual Lecture, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts (October 3, 2013)

“Evangelicals for Social Action’s Legacy as a Moral Minority,” Follow.Jesus.2013 Conference, Eastern University (July 13, 2013)

“Left Behind: Why the Evangelical Left Fizzled” and “Moral Minority: The Continuing Promise of the Evangelical Left,” Willson-Gross Lectures, Union College, Barbourville, Kentucky (April 10-11, 2013)

“People of Peace in a Violent World,” Mennonite Conference, Goshen, Indiana (August 3, 2012)

“Global Reflex: International Evangelicals, Human Rights, and the New Shape of American Social Engagement,” Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (May 18, 2012)

“More with Less: What a Cookbook Can Tell Us about Religious Culture in the 1970s,” Asbury University (March 8, 2012)

“What the History of the Evangelical Left Can Tell Us about the Future of Social Conservatism,” Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, Cal. (May 20, 2011)

“The Evangelical Left and the Move from Personal to Corporate Responsibility,” Colloquium on “New Perspectives on American Evangelicalism in the 1960s: Revisiting the “Backlash,” Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom (April 16-19, 2011)

“The Third Way: The Politics of Spiritual Community in the Evangelical Left,” Communal Studies Association National Conference, Aurora, Oregon (October 2009)

“The Chicago Declaration, the Evangelical Left, and the Limits of Evangelical Politics,” American Studies Association National Conference, Religion Caucus, Albuquerque, New Mexico (October 2008)

Response to Theron Schlabach, “Mennonites, Amish, and Related Groups in North America,” Mennonite Historical Library Centennial Conference, Goshen, Ind. (May 2006)

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