Category: Speaking

Brian is a sought-after international and inspirational speaker and Consultant. He enjoys filling guest-speaking slots at conferences, churches and youth groups whenever he gets the chance. Brian has served as the Director of Digital Communications at American Bible Society, and the Director of Digital Media at The Bible Gateway (Gospel Communications International). He has worked as a communications director, technology manager, church-planter, radio announcer, welder, and ice cream man. Brian has served on the board of directors of an adoption agency and on the Internet Committee of the National Religious Broadcasters. He has a lot of t-shirts.

Speaking Requests

911 Recovery

New York Skyline on 911

It was the anniversary of 911 this week. September 11, 2001 is a tragic date, especially for people who lost loved ones in the planes, World Trade Centers, Pentagon, and near Stoystown, PA. It is good that we honor their

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Fish Where The Fish Are

No matter who you’re trying to reach, or for what purpose, you need to go where they are.

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Being a Christian Without being a Jerk

As a Christian, I expect better from my Christian brothers and sisters. It hurts more when things go wrong.

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Missionaries Wanted

The World's Largest Country

As of March, 2015, Facebook became the equivalent of the world’s largest country with over 1.4 Billion monthly active users. Do they need missionaries there?

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4 Easy Church Lessons from Ron Popeil

Ron Popeil

I’m not embarrassed to admit that Ron Popeil, the Ronco guy, is one of my heroes. Inventor, entrepreneur, marketer, and the godfather of the TV pitchman has four easy lessons for churches.

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As You Go

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations

In the Great Commission, Jesus tells us to go and make disciples. Do you really need to go somewhere to make disciples? Is it even possible to live out the Great Commission in the digital world?

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Unexpected Speaking Invitations

Speaking invitations come in all forms. You can contact me to invite me to speak. Sometimes people refer me to someone organizing a conference who might be looking for speakers, and I always appreciate those referrals. Sometimes, it’s an email,

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Good For You

As an American Christian, I might want to outlaw things that are not good for you. I’m not alone. On May 30, 2012, The Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, announced the Portion Cap Rule. It stated that sugary

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Skate Where the Puck is Going

Wayne Gretzky

Clairvoyance isn’t one of my spiritual gifts. I’ll go out on a limb and say that Wayne Gretzky, “The Great One,” didn’t have it either. He did have the ability to look at the players on the ice, and see

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Flying Cars Conference

Flying Car

I’ve been a featured speaker at a variety of different conferences. Some are technology conferences, some faith-based, some not, and whenever I do, people look at some of my past job experience (Director of Digital Communications, Director of Digital Media)

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It’s Supposed To Be Tough

Genesis 32:28

Reaching people across generations, across different communication tools, and becoming a missionary into a different communication culture sounds scary. It is. It’s not easy. The thing is, it’s supposed to be tough.

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Distracted by Math

I recently spoke at my own church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As the church is preparing a new outreach to college students in the Fall, the pastor and I talked about the need for the church get a handle on

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Pioneers not Settlers

Settler's broken wagon wheel

I just remembered a moment from my recent speaking engagement in Wyoming. This one came out kinda off the cuff.

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