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Justin Lee on faith, culture, and nuance

Justin Lee on faith, culture, and nuance

Speaking

A different kind of speaker for your church or Christian event

Justin Lee giving a sermon from a church pulpit

Justin Lee has authored two books and spoken in seven countries; he has been featured in national media ranging from The New York Times to Dr. Phil and interviewed by personalities as vastly different as Laura Ingraham and Bill Maher.

Secular audiences know Justin for his book Talking Across the Divide and his work bridging political and social divides. (Click here for more on Justin’s talks for general/secular audiences.)

But to many Christian audiences, Justin is still best known for his decades of ministry bridging divides between Christians and the LGBTQ community—and for his first book, Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate.

Justin continues to speak to Christian audiences around the world, using humor and nuance to address difficult issues in ways that heal divisions rather than inflaming them.

Click here to check Justin’s availability to speak to your church or group.

Popular topics for Christian audiences

Justin has been speaking to Christian audiences for 25 years and can build a talk around your group’s particular needs. But if you’re unsure where to start, here are a few ideas:

  • Christianity and the LGBTQ Community
    • This is still the most popular topic for Christian audiences, and it can take many forms. One church, for instance, may want to know, “Can we love gay people better even if we don’t support homosexuality?” while another may want to know, “How do we stay together as a congregation if we don’t all agree on what the Bible says about gender?” Justin consults with each group’s leaders to best address the group’s unique questions and needs.
    • For groups wanting additional depth, Justin also offers half-day and full-day seminars on this topic to dig into a variety of Bible questions, practical advice, and differing perspectives, often in collaboration with another speaker.
  • Handling Church Division
    • This may be in the context of LGBTQ issues, but it doesn’t need to be. Justin combines the scientific principles from his book Talking Across the Divide with solid biblical teaching and his years of ministry experience to offer practical advice for strengthening Christian communities in the face of major disagreements on important issues.
  • Rebuilding Your Faith When Everything Falls Apart
    • Many of today’s Christians are struggling with doubt in the face of disillusionment with leaders and institutions they used to admire. In this talk, Justin draws hope from his and others’ personal stories and addresses some of the most difficult questions of his career.
  • Grace and the Scandal of Forgiveness
    • In a polarized, us-vs.-them culture, the Christian doctrine of grace can be a powerful remedy. But what does it really mean to forgive? With real-world examples and biblical advice, Justin explores why this question is so central to Christianity, so relevant to our times, and so much more complicated than we might initially think.

These are starting points, but the possibilities are endless. To get started crafting something for your group, click here to check Justin’s availability.

Newly expanded and revised for 2024!

Divided by faith and LGBTQ identity? Torn has an all-new edition with new chapters, new stories, and a new study guide to help heal the rifts.

Tired of the polarization?

Talking Across the Divide as an ebook, audiobook, and paperback

Learn about Justin’s book Talking Across the Divide, and download the free study guide!