Michael Waters, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Doug Pagitt – A Round Table Conversation

Friday, 11:00am | Main Stage

All three presenters are in local settings pastoring churches (Michael at Joy Tabernacle in Dallas – A.M.E., Nadia at House For All Sinners and Saints, In Denver – ELCA, Doug at Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis – Non-Denominational). Each are also actively engaged in cultural issues on national and international levels. They are each practicing Christians as the means of their lives and engagement. Michael, Nadia and Doug will talk with one another about why they are engaged in these social locations, where they find hope in the world and what it means to engage change in their own lives, with others, in society and in faith.

Michael W. Waters

Michael W. Waters is founding pastor of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Dallas, Texas. As pastor, professor, award-winning author, community leader, and social commentator, Waters’ words of hope and empowerment inspire national and international audiences.
A sought-after preacher and lecturer, Waters has made numerous presentations before church, civic, collegiate and corporate bodies on topics of interest ranging from Fortune 500 diversity practices and ethical leadership principles to the intersections of religion and hip hop culture. His writings have appeared in such respected publications as The Huffington Post, The African American Pulpit, Feasting on the Gospels, Upper Room Disciplines, and Becoming Fire: Spiritual Writings from Rising Generations. In addition to his award-winning book Freestyle, Waters is the author of the new book Stakes Is High, celebrated as one of the top new titles in 2017 on race in America by Publisher’s Weekly and Sojourners Magazine.
He is married to Atty. Yulise Reaves Waters. They are the parents of three children.

Nadia Bolz-Weber

Nadia Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People(Convergent, 2015), available in bookstores now. She’s also the author of Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Seabury 2008) and the New York Times bestselling theological memoir, Pastrix: the Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint(Jericho, 2013). Nadia has been featured in BBC World Service, The Washington Post, Bitch Magazine, NPR’s Morning Edition, Fresh Air, More Magazine, The Daily Beast and on CNN.


Doug Pagitt

Doug is a novice ultra marathoner who at this very moment wishes he was out on a run. And in his spare time he’s a pastor ( Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis), an author, and a convener who seeks to be a goodness conspirator & possibility evangelist finding creative, entrepreneurial and generative ways to enlist people to join in the hopes, dreams, and desires of God for the world.  He also gives leadership to the OPEN Network – a collective seeking to bring about a just and generous Christianity. He has authored seven books , most recently Flipped: The Provocative Truth That Changes Everything We Know About God. Doug and his wife Shelley live in Edina, Minnesota and are parents of 4 young-adult children, and one little grand child.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/doug.pagitt    Twitter: @Pagitt    Instagram: @DougPagitt     Website: http://www.dougpagitt.com/

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