From Warren Cole Smith; Charlotte, NC, Evangelical Press News:
I’m pleased to announce that I have joined forces with five of my friends - fellow authors and speakers - to form a speakers bureau that we are calling Worldview Speakers. All of us already do some public speaking, but because all of us also have “day jobs,” we haven’t been able to get the word out about our availability in any consistent way. By banding together, we have been able to contract with Natalie Page to help us schedule more engagements, and to keep the details straight once the engagements have been booked.
Here are my colleagues on the Worldview Speakers roster:
Eric Metaxas. To condense Eric’s biography to a few sentences is impossible. Eric is the author of many books, including the New York Times bestseller Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. His biography of Bonhoeffer will be published by Thomas Nelson in March 2010. His 2005 book Everything You Wanted To Know About God (But Were Afraid To Ask), was widely praised, and spawned two sequels, one in 2007, and one due out this January. Eric has written over 20 children’s books, and he has written for VeggieTales and done voice-overs for them. His work with Rabbit Ears Productions has earned him three Grammy nominations for Best Children’s Recording. Eric’s wit makes him a popular - and hilarious - public speaker. For more information, go to www.ericmetaxas.com
Marvin Olasky. Anyone who has paid attention to religion and politics over the past 20 years already knows the name Marvin Olasky. Marvin currently is editor-in-chief of WORLD magazine, the nation’s largest Christian news magazine, as well as serving as provost for The King’s College, an academically rigorous Christian college in the heart of Manhattan. He is the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion, which has been credited with providing the intellectual underpinning for the most sweeping reforms in our welfare system ever. Marvin is widely credited with coining the phrase “compassionate conservatism,” and was an advisor to George W. Bush during Bush’s tenure as governor of Texas. Marvin has written extensively on abortion, and speaks often to pro-life groups all around the country.
Alex McFarland. Alex McFarland is the president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, the nation’s leading seminary dedicated to Christian apologetics. Alex has written or contributed chapters to more than a dozen books, including Stand: Core Truths You Must Know For An Unshakable Faith, which has more than 250,000 copies in circulation. Before becoming president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, he spent almost three years with Focus on the Family as their director of teen apologetics, appearing repeatedly on Dr. Dobson’s daily radio program, heard by millions of people around the world. Alex is also an accomplished rock-n-roll guitar player who has performed on-stage with the Beach Boys. For more information, go to www.alexmcfarland.com
Frank Turek. Dr. Frank Turek is the award-winning author or coauthor of: I Don’t have Enough Faith to be an Atheist; Correct, Not Politically Correct; and Legislating Morality. As the founder and president of www.CrossExamined.org, he leads a team of instructors to college and high school campuses to present evidence for Christianity and to cross-examine ideas against it. Frank hosts an hour-long TV program each week called I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist every Monday night on DirecTV, and a live call-in radio program that airs on 126 stations across the nation every Saturday morning. Frank also writes a column for www.Townhall.com and has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs including: The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Politically Incorrect, The Bible Answerman, and Focus on the Family. A former United States Navy aviator, Frank has a master’s degree from George Washington University and a doctorate in apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He and his wife Stephanie live near Charlotte and are blessed with three incredible boys.
Dan Burrell. Dan Burrell is a pastor, educator, author, and well-known speaker - especially in the field of Christian education. Dan holds three degrees in educational fields, including a doctorate in Educational Administration. In addition, Dan is a former president of the Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. FACCS represented nearly 200 schools and over 55,000 teachers and students during his tenure and was the largest state affiliate in the American Association of Christian Schools. Dan has served on the Executive Board of AACS, has co-authored three books on Christian education, has spoken at dozens of Christian educational conferences, lectured and preached at over a dozen Christian colleges and travels internationally to speak on Christian education, Church Leadership, family topics and Christian Worldview.
Warren Cole Smith. Warren Smith is a writer, editor, and publisher of the Evangelical Press News Service, which is used by 100 Christian publications with millions of readers each month. He has written, co-written, or edited eight books, including A Lover’s Quarrel With The Evangelical Church. Newspapers he has edited or published, including “The Charlotte World,” have won more than a dozen awards - including Newspaper Of The Year - from the Evangelical Press Association. He is a regular columnist for WORLD magazine, and his articles have also appeared in the Dallas Morning News, BeliefNet, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sports Afield, Alaska Magazine, and elsewhere. He has been quoted in stories for National Public Radio, CBS News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and on hundreds of Christian and secular media outlets all across America. For more information: www.loversquarrel.net
So, if you or someone you know is responsible for booking provocative speakers for colleges and universities, conferences, fund-raising events at Pregnancy Care Centers or other pro-life or pro-family organizations, please do not hesitate to call Natalie Page at 704-305-3581. Or, you can email her to book a speaker or for additional information at Natalie@worldviewspeakers.com
Natalie looks forward to hearing from you.