PHILIP JENKINS

 

 

PUBLIC SERVICE

 

I served on the National Advisory Board of Washington National Cathedral.

 

Member, Advisory Board of the John Templeton Foundation, 2005-2008.

 

Member, Advisory Board, Center for Free Inquiry, Hanover College.

 

Member, Board of Advisors, Center on Culture and Civil Society (Oakland, CA).

 

 

PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES TO COMMUNITY GROUPS

 

 

The Annales School, Guest lecture to Phi Alpha Theta, Penn State University, March 1987

 

Welsh Immigration to America, St. David’s Day Banquet, State College, PA, March 1991

 

The Strange Case of the Shavertown Nazi: Klansmen and Nazis in North-Eastern Pennsylvania 1923-1942, Anthracite League, State College, PA, August 1992

 

European Security and the Situation in Yugoslavia, Centre County Navy League, Boalsburg, PA, February 1993

 

Pennsylvania’s Fascists, State College Rotary Club, October 1994

 

The Other Gospels, Series presented to Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, Fall 1995

 

Fascism in Pennsylvania, Sons of the Revolution, Washington Day Dinner, State College, PA, February 1996

 

The Turner Diaries, State College Lit Club, March 1996

 

The Druids and Celtic Paganism, Penn State Silver Circle, March 1996

 

The Politics of Memory and the Dorchester Monument, State College Lit Club, May 1996

 

The Serbs: Why America Got It Wrong, Relief Banquet, St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroeville, PA, September 1996

 

Are the Media Anti-Catholic? Penn State Catholic Faculty-Staff Group, State College, PA, February 1997

 

Tracing Welsh Ancestors, Centre County Genealogical Society, State College, PA, March 1997

 

Militias, State College Rotary Club, April 1997

 

Contemporary Scholarship on the New Testament, Penn State Catholic Faculty-Staff Group, State College, PA, December 1997

 

The McCarthy Era at Penn State, State College Rotary Club, March 1998

 

Welsh Immigration to the United States, Welsh Society of Philadelphia, October 1998

 

The History of the Episcopal Church, Series presented to Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, Fall 1998

 

Understanding the Kosovo War, Vidovdan Banquet, St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroeville, PA, June 1999

 

Cults and New Religions, Series presented to Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, Spring 2000

 

Heretics, Series presented to Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, Spring 2001

 

Global Christianity, Series presented to Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, Fall 2001

 

The Next Christendom. State College Assemblies of God, March 2002

 

The New Global Christianity, United Methodist Ministerium, Lemont, PA, October 2002

 

Terrorism in America, Pennsylvania Military Museum, Boalsburg, PA, January 2003 (this lecture was also broadcast on local C-NET channel 7)

 

Terrorism in America, University Club, State College, PA, February 2003

 

The Next Christendom, Foxdale Village, State College, PA, May 2003

 

Terrorism in America, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, State College, PA, June 2003

 

The Next Christendom, Presbyterian Church, State College, PA, September 2003.

 

The New Anti-Catholicism, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, State College, PA, October 2003

 

The Religious Face of the 21st Century, Alumni Advisory Board, College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State University, October 2003; also presented to the Development Council, College of the Liberal Arts, November 2003.

 

Investigating Terrorism: Can We Ever Know the Truth? Research Unplugged, Penn State University, November 2003.

 

The New Anti-Catholicism, Ancient Order of Hibernians, State College, PA, January 2004.

 

New Faces of Christianity, Forum, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, January 2004.

 

The New Anti-Catholicism, Christian Graduate Students Organization, Penn State University, January 2004.

 

The Da Vinci Myth, Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program, August 2004

 

Maritime Terrorism, Advisory Board, Materials and Manufacturing Advisory Board (M2AB), Applied Research Laboratory, Penn State, November 2004

 

The Celtic Church and Celtic Spirituality, Series presented to Adult Forum, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, State College, PA, Spring 2005

 

True Lies: Historical Forgeries and Falsehoods, Phi Alpha Theta banquet, Penn State University, March 2005

 

Is God Going South? The Rise of Global Christianity, Geography Department Coffee Hour, Penn State University, March 2005

 

Reading the Bible in the Global South, Series presented to Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, Fall 2005

 

Pietro della Vecchia’s The Sacrifice of Jephthah’s Daughter. Gallery talk at the Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, February 2006.

 

Global Christianity, University Baptist and Brethren Church, State College, PA, April 2006.

 

Charles Williams as Writer and Theologian, Adult Forum, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, State College, PA, September 2006

 

Must There Be a Clash of Civilizations and Religions? Schreyer Honors College, Penn State, October 2006

 

The New Faces of Christianity, Faith and Thought Conference, Calvary Baptist Church, State College, PA, October 2006

 

Christianity in Contemporary Europe, Christian Graduate Students Organization, Penn State University, February 2007

 

Windows on Mission, Series presented to Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, March 2007

 

How European Christianity Came Back From The Dead, Religious Studies Program Lecture, Penn State University, April 2007

 

I moderated a panel on Climate Change/Climate Justice: The Role of Religion, Penn State University, April 2007

 

Mission and Reconciliation, Series presented to Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, October 2007

 

Global Christianity, Episcopal/Lutheran Campus Ministry, Penn State University, October 2007

 

Panelist in Common Ground Lobby Talk on Islam in Europe, Penn State University and WPSU television, broadcast February 2008

 

Will Europe become Eurabia? Penn State X-Club, March 2008

 

The New Anti-Catholicism, Catholic Graduate Student Association, Penn State University, March 2008

 

Iceland’s Haunted Landscape, Alumni Institute, Penn State University, June 2008

 

The Lost History of Christianity, Series presented to Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, September 2008

 

Religion and Rights in China (Panelist), Federalist Society, Penn State Law School, October 2008

 

Advent: The Church’s Forgotten Season, Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, December 2008

 

The Lost History of Christianity, Penn State X-Club, January 2009

 

The Lost History of Christianity, Christian Faculty/Staff Fellowship, Penn State, March 2009

 

Panelist on Counter-Terrorism discussion, Security and Risk Analysis Club, Penn State University, April 2009

 

The Road to Emmaus, Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, April 2009

 

Nestorius, Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, September 2009

 

The Changing Map of World Religions (with Roger Finke), Centennial Celebration of the College of Liberal Arts, Penn State University, October 2009

 

Texts of Terror, Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, February 2010

 

Pietro della Vecchia’s The Sacrifice of Jephthah’s Daughter. Gallery talk at the Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, October 2010.

 

The Miracle of St. Januarius, Gallery talk at the Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, January 2011.

 

The World’s Religions in Twenty Years Time, Foxdale Village, State College, PA, January 2011

 

The Statue of St. Florian, Gallery Talk at the Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University, March 2011.

 

Holy Amnesia, Religious Studies Program Faculty Lecture, Penn State University, April 2011

 

Emerging Markets of Faith, Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors, Penn State University, April 2011

 

Global Christianity, Highland Baptist Church, Waco TX, April 2011

 

The Creeds, Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, September 2011

 

Modern Religious Trends, Conference on Filling the Void, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, Penn State University, October 2011

 

Anglicans and Episcopalians, Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, October 2011

 

Jesus the Healer, Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, January 2012

 

Lent podcast, Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, at http://s3.amazonaws.com/dfc_attachments/public/documents/3155927/Lent2012_PhilipJenkins.mp3

 

The Future of the Mainline Churches, United Methodist Ministerium, Lemont, PA, April 2012

 

Liturgy (three talks), Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, September 2012

 

The Clergy Abuse Crisis, Theology on Tap (Catholic discussion group), State College PA, September 2012

 

The New Archbishop of Canterbury, Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, January 2013

 

Pentecost (two talks), Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, April-May 2013

 

Culture Wars, Regional Summit of International Coalition of Apostles, State College, PA, May 2013

 

Panelist, Fortnight for Religious Freedom event, State College, PA, June 2013

 

History of Christian Missions, Church Planting School, Antioch Community Church, Waco TX, September 2013

 

Bishops, and the Eucharist (two talks), Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, Sept.-Oct. 2013

 

The First World War as a Holy War, Penn State X Club, State College PA, November 2013

 

The First World War and the Middle East, Live Oak Charter School, Waco TX, February 2014

 

Persecuted Christians, Keystone Church, State College PA. September 2014

 

In September 2014, I gave two presentations to the Koinonia (young adult) group at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, respectively on Making the Bible, and on Heresy.

 

Also in September-October 2014, I gave three adult forum presentations at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, on Anglicanism, on Bishops, and on the Liturgy.

 

The Eucharist, Koinonia (young adult Episcopalians) group at Penn State University, November 2014.

 

Christianity in 2050, Episcopal Student Group, Baylor University, Waco, TX, February 2015.

 

Christianity in the Middle East, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Waco TX, May 2015.

 

Islam, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waco TX, June 2015.

 

Angels and Archangels, Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, Sept. 2015.

 

Religion, Scripture, and Violence, Women’s Compassionate Life group, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, Sept. 2015.

 

The Middle East, Religion, and Violence, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, October 2015.

 

Counting Children: Why Demographics is the Missing Dimension for Understanding National Security, ARL Materials and Manufacturing Board, Penn State University, State College, PA, October 2015.

 

The Many Faces of Christ, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, November 2015.

 

The Year Jesus Was Born, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, December 2015.

 

Angels and Archangels, Women’s Compassionate Life group, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, December 2015.

 

Religion, Violence, and Scriptures, (Two part series), St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waco TX, February 2016.

 

Manhood and Faith in a Fast Changing World, Men’s Retreat, Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, State College, PA, May 2016.

 

How a Man Called MacDonald Invented Modern Islamist Terrorism, Advisory Board, Materials and Manufacturing Advisory Board (M2AB), Penn State University, October 2016.

 

Nine Laws of Liturgy, Adult Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, PA, October 2017.