Looking for a speaker for your college, university, church, or organization?

Contact one of the following scholars. Rates and availability vary.

Michael DeJonge

Chair and Professor, Religious Studies, University of South Florida

Tampa, FL, USA

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Topics: Bonhoeffer’s theology; Bonhoeffer’s political theology;

Bonhoeffer on resistance; Bonhoeffer and Luther

Lori Brandt Hale

Chair and Professor, Religion and Philosophy, Augsburg University

Minneapolis, MN, USA

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Topics: Bonhoeffer’s theology, including religionless Christianity;

Bonhoeffer and political resistance; nationalism; and interfaith work

Stephen R. Haynes

Professor, Religious Studies, Rhodes College  

Memphis, TN, USA

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Topics: Bonhoeffer’s reception; Bonhoeffer and Jewish-Christian relations

John Matthews

ELCA Pastor and Past President of IBS-ELS

Minneapolis, MN, USA

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Topics: The Holocaust and the Churches

Michael Mawson

Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ethics, Charles Sturt University

Sydney, Australia

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Topics: Discipleship; suffering; Christian ethics

Jennifer M. McBride

Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics, McCormick Theological Seminary

Chicago, IL, USA

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Topics: Public witness and discipleship; Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, Jr.;

Bonhoeffer and mass incarceration

Philip G. Ziegler

Professor, Christian Dogmatics, University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

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Topics: Bonhoeffer and Christian doctrine; Bonhoeffer and the German Church Struggle; Bonhoeffer and theological ethics

•Mark Brocker

Pastor and Past President of IBS-ELS

Theologian in Residence, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Portland, OR, USA

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Topics: “Who is Jesus Christ for Us Today?”; Bonhoeffer’s ethics of responsibility; conspiracy and imprisonment; life together; faith under fire


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