Dale was 15 years old when his dad died from cancer — a tragedy that set his life on a trajectory he says he “never could have imagined.” Through the church, he found a living relationship with God that continues to surprise him with hope and healing. He found his calling to teach the Bible and Theology with creativity and passion. Through his teaching and writing, he takes the rich traditions of Christian faith — and all of the doubts, wonderings, pains and joys of the human heart — to help people think about faith in fresh and new ways.  He is interested in helping people see the endless connections between the Bible, art, culture, and building a better world.

Dale is currently writing his dissertation in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University. He has a master’s degree in Bible from the University of Denver’s Iliff School of Theology and a bachelor’s degree in Bible from Colorado Christian University. When he isn’t teaching, he loves spending time with his wife and their three children.

Dale’s LEAD talk topic: What if the church activated its desire for the prophetic could it free itself from the desire of whiteness?