Liberty University has invited me to speak on “The Auschwitz Escape” on March 21st. @LibertyU

liberty-convocation(Washington, D.C.) — Liberty University has invited me to address students and faculty on Friday morning, March 21st, three days after the release of The Auschwitz Escape. 

I will speak on the true stories that inspired me to write The Auschwitz Escape, lessons Christian young people can learn from the history of Hitler and the Holocaust, and the Biblical mandate to bless Israel and the Jewish people in these challenging times.

It is an honor to be invited and I look forward to being on the Liberty campus again. The last time I spoke to the students there was in September 2009.

Please join us for “Convocation” that Friday morning, or watch on-line.

“Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world,” its website notes. “Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on more than 7,000 beautiful acres in Lynchburg, VA, Liberty offers over 350 programs from the certificate to the doctoral level, and is home to more than 100,000 residential and online students. Since 1971, the mission of Liberty University has been to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world. With a unique heritage and an ever-expanding influence, Liberty remains steadfast in its commitment of Training Champions for Christ.”


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Kansas Governor Brownback has invited me to Topeka to speak about “Damascus Countdown.” Please join us at the State Capitol on Sept. 7.

damascuscountdown(Washington, D.C.) — Governor Sam Brownback and his wife, Mary, have invited me to speak about my novel, Damascus Countdownat an event at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka, and I am honored to accept.

The event is the 3rd Annual Kansas Book Festival. It is free and open to the public, and will take place on Saturday, September 7th. I am scheduled to speak at 1:30pm in the House Chamber (details here).

I’ll be discussing why I wrote the book, and the latest developments and trend lines in Syria, Iran and the broader Middle East. The event will last about an hour, including Q&A, and will be followed by a book signing.

Governor Brownback and I first met and became friends when he served here in Washington, first as a Congressman, and then as a U.S. Senator. During his tenure, Brownback served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs. He is a great friend of Israel and took a serious interest in issues related to Iran, Syria, Sudan, and the threat of Radical Islam.

The 3rd Annual Kansas Book Festival will feature more than 25 locally and nationally-known authors who will give presentations throughout the day on their most recent books. The festival’s goal is to promote literacy and a love for reading among Kansans of all ages by hosting this day-long festival, awarding grants to libraries across the state and encouraging children to become writers through their annual writing contest. You can find more information, including the 2013 schedule, by visiting their website at

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You’re invited to the “Living The Invested Life” conference on discipleship on May 18th.

conf-investedlifeOn Saturday, May 18th, I’m honored to be the keynote speaker at a special one-day men’s conference in the Washington, D.C. area – “Living The Invested Life: A Call To Discipleship.” 

You are invited and most welcome, and I sincerely hope you will join us to discuss a critically important topic in the life and the health of the Church.

We don’t want to spend our lives. We want to invest them. We want to make an impact. We want God to use us to help change people’s lives for Christ. After all, in a passage in Matthew 28 known as the “Great Commission,” Jesus Christ commanded His followers, “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Yet we are experiencing an epic failure of discipleship in America and around the world. Most Christians don’t know what discipleship means or how to make a disciple. Indeed, most church congregations are not involved in training staff or lay people to make disciples along the model of Jesus and the Apostle Paul, much less encouraging them to spiritually reproduce. Yet one day each pastor, each elder, and each believer will stand before Jesus and give an account. Do we really want not only to fail our Savior, but not even have tried to obey the Great Commission?

Now is a good time to shift gears, learn what we’re doing wrong, and start doing it right. Didn’t Jesus say, “If you love Me, you will obey My commands”?

During this conference, I will give talks on three key areas:

  1. What is discipleship?
  2. How to make disciples?
  3. What is the cost of discipleship?

I’ll teach from God’s Word and share practical, personal stories from my own life.

There will also be a number of breakout sessions in the early afternoon with other speakers — men who have been discipled, and who have made disciples – covering these vital topics:

  1. Making disciples at home
  2. Making disciples at work
  3. Making disciples in your community
  4. Making disciples as a teenager

The event will not be webcast, so you need to register and attend in person.

This is the first conference of its kind that I have done since The Invested Life book that I wrote with Dr. T.E. Koshy released last fall. The venue is the annual men’s conference of McLean Bible Church (MBC) in northern Virginia. So yes, this conference is only for men. But it is in no way limited to men who attend MBC. It will only be limited by space, so please register immediately – May 18th is coming up fast.

God bless you, brothers — I look forward to seeing you soon!

>> Watch a brief video about the “Living The Invested Life” conference

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