August 14, 2019
Another summer is about to conclude. For K-12, summer vacation is already over--particularly for those in Clark County, NV. I am prepping for the upcoming semester, which begins August 26th, and wrapping up my summer work. In particular, I've been preparing a manuscript for my second book. In addition, I am preparing for some upcoming talks beginning in September. The first is on September 1st and will occup both services. Therein, I'll be delivering a talk on "Examining Atheism, Evangelizing Atheists" at Living Grace Foursquare Church. It is a two-part series on critiquing contemporary atheism and how to evangelize them where you're at. The second part will be the following Wednesday, the 4th.
July 25, 2019
My review of Christopher Cook's recent book, Hearing Voices: Demonic and Divine (Routledge, 2018), for the American Academy of Religion is now available!. Later this year we should see the publication of my entry for The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion (edited by Charles Taliaferro and Stewart Goetz).. EPS is also coming this Novemeber to San Diego and I've already booked by room and made my reservation. Thankfully, I had a paper accepted ("The Apologetic Value of Christian Demonology") and will be delivering it on that Wednesday morning. Hope to see some of you there!
Having finally completed writing a manuscript of my next book, The Conqueror's Tread, I am in the polishing stage. However, I am finding some self-given promissory notes where additional content needs to be inputted (I sometimes tell myself, "be sure to complete this part" and then rediscover them when reviewing the manuscript). I am glad to have finally met this goal and will be seeking the advice of a literary agent soon enough (it isn't quite an academic work, but neither is it a "softball"; I hope to have found a happy medium where novice and advanced alike will learn much from my contribution). It truly is a work aimed at the mainstream.
I also have some talks scheduled for this year. On September 1st at both services, I'll be delivering a talk on "Examining Atheism, Evangelizing Atheists" at Living Grace Foursquare Church. It is a two-part series on critiquing contemporary atheism and how to evangelize them where you're at. The second part will be the following Wednesday, the 4th. Another forthcoming talk is a podcast on tap for this summer that has been tentatively planned. There may be a debate on the existence of God as well. Also, I have been tapped to come and speak on Christian demonology in the Fall. I'll post those dates and locations as they become available.
As usual, I'm open to booking any talks regarding my work both academically and publicly. I have a heart for ministry, so if there are any local churches and institutions interested in the kind of training I can bring to the table, feel free to contact me at shandonguthrie [AT] yahoo.com.