Montreat College will host author and pastor Skye Jethani as this year’s Calvin Thielman Lecture Series speaker. Jethani will speak in Montreat College’s Graham Chapel at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 and 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21. Both events are free and open to all.

“Pastor Jethani’s message of hope for young Christians will really resonate with our students, as well as those who mentor, parent and support young believers,” said Alan Michael-Sprinkle, interim dean of spiritual formation at Montreat College. “He has a unique perspective on how many challenges in today’s culture — consumerism, addiction, a lack of religiosity — provide opportunities for growth and outreach in Christ.”

Jethani is an author, speaker, consultant and ordained pastor. He also serves as the co-host of the popular Phil Vischer Podcast, a weekly show that blends cultural and theological insights with comical conversation. Between 2004 and 2015, Jethani occupied numerous roles at Christianity Today, including managing and senior editor of Leadership Journal and as the director of mission advancement. He was also the senior producer of “This Is Our City,” a multi-year, multi-city project telling the stories of Christians working for the common good of their communities.

In addition to Christianity Today‘s magazines and websites, Jethani has also written for The Washington Post‘s “On Faith” column, Relevant magazine,, and he is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. He has also authored numerous books, including "The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity" (2009), "WITH: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God" (2011), "Futureville" (2014), "What’s Wrong with Religion? 9 Things No one Told You About Your Faith" (2017) and "Immeasurable: Reflections on the Soul of Ministry in the Age of Church, Inc." (2017).

He also curates the “WITH GOD” daily devotional, a subscription-based daily email designed to help a smartphone generation begin the day with God.

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