On Wednesday evening, January 31st, church historian, professor, and podcaster, Dr. John Dickson, will be coming to Asbury University to offer a talk entitled, “Bullies and Saints: Lessons from 2000 Years of Church History.” His presentation will draw significantly from both his most recent book (Bullies and Saints: An Honest Look at the Good and Evil of Christian History) and a recent film project, For the Love of God. His podcast, Undeceptions, is Australia’s no.1 religion podcast with over 2 million downloads.

Dr. Dickson, founder of Australia’s Centre for Public Christianity, currently serves as the Jean Kvamme Distinguished Professor of Biblical Studies and Public Christianity at Wheaton College. Earlier in life, John was a professional singer/songwriter and then a pastor for many years at a church is his home of Sydney. After completing a Ph.D. in Ancient History from Macquarie University, Dr. Dickson held various teaching positions. Recently (January, 2023), Dr. Dickson relocated from Australia to Wheaton College in Chicago where he currently teaches a variety of courses including: “The Best and Worst of Christian History,” “Ministry in Culture,” “Exploring the New Testament,” and “Public Christianity for a Post-Christian World.”

The event, sponsored by the Asbury University Honors Program, is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30.