Speaking



Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty is frequently invited to speak in academic and congregational settings as well as in other contexts. Pictures below represent a selection of her speaking engagements. Contact Elizabeth to schedule a speaking engagement.


Upcoming Events in 2019


Habitat for Humanity of Indiana will host its annual convention November 18-20, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Elizabeth will be plenary speaker for the convention on November 19th at 10:30 AM. She will be speaking on these related to her book on The Problem of Wealth.

You can hear Elizabeth preach at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday, September 8 at 11:00 am.

Elizabeth will also be preaching at First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville, Kentucky on Sunday, August 4 at 10:45 am.

Elizabeth presented a paper related to her current research on “Madness, Polarization, and the Call to Embody God’s Grace” at the upcoming meeting of the International Reformed Theological Institute (IRTI). IRTI met in Amsterdam from July 4-7, 2019. For information related to conference events visit this website:
https://www.pthu.nl/irti/IRTI%20Conference%202019/

Elizabeth preached on Sunday, March 31 at Crescent Hill Baptist Church’s celebration “For the Love of God: Honoring the Life and Work of E. Glenn Hinson.” The sermon concluded a weekend-long (March 29-31) discussion with speakers such as Loyd Allen, Raymond Bailey, Bill Leonard, Karen Smith, Phyllis Rodgerson Pleasants Tessieri, and Doug Weaver. Her sermon and papers presented at the event will be published in a forthcoming special issue of the American Baptist Quarterly.


Selected Lectures in Academic Settings


Sister Mary Keenan Lecture, “Insights from the World’s Religions for an Alternative Social Logic,” Spaulding University, Louisville, Kentucky, March 27, 2018.

Cunningham Lectures, “Why the Problem is Wealth, Not Poverty,” “More than Money, Math, and Markets: Considering Alternative Approaches to Economics,” and “Insights from the World’s Religions for an Alternative Social Logic,” Austin College, Sherman, Texas, February 20, 2018.

Tollefson Lectures, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa, November 9, 2015. Topics: “Introducing the Problem of Wealth” and “Sola Caritate, Love Alone: A Serious Call for a Cultural Conversion.”

McClendon Scholar in Residence, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC, September 18-20, 2015.  Weekend theme: “The Challenge of Dorothy Day for 21st Christians.”  Saturday presentation on “Dorothy Day and Social Mysticism” and Sunday presentation on “Living by an Authentic Ethic of Peace.”  Sermon entitled, “Love Alone, Sola Caritate.” 

Distinguished Guest Professor for an international conference on “International Calvinism:  A Unity in Diversity? Interactions between International and National Calvinism(s) during the Era of Liberalism and Totalitarianism.” Delivered paper entitled “Paying a Visit to Zacchaeus’ House:  Protestant Churches in North America Working on the Periphery for Systemic and Structural Change.” Sponsored by Debrecen Reformed Theological Seminary, Berekfürdő-Debrecen, Hungary, April 11-15, 2015.  

Annual Cardinal Ritter Lecturer on “Dorothy Day’s Impact in the Louisville Area” for Lecture and Irish Coffee Night at Cardinal Ritter Home, New Albany, Indiana, March 12, 2015.

The George and Jean Edwards Lecturer in Peace and Justice, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, November 14, 2013.

The Thomas White Currie Lecturer at Austin Theological Seminary, February 5-6, 2013.  Topic: “Grace-filled Economy: The Way around an Ethic of Scarcity toward an Ethic of Enough.”   Specific titles of lectures given: “The Driving Forces behind an Ethic of Scarcity” (February 5), “Table Grace and an Ethic of Enough” (February 5), and “Theological Course for an Economy of Sharing” (February 6).  In addition to lectures, there was a panel discussion that included Hinson-Hasty, Dr. Margaret Aymer Odet (Robert F. Jones Lecturer), and Dr. Joe Small (the E.C. Westervelt Lecturer). 

Panel Presentation on the “The Future of the Social Gospel,” Annual Stuber Lectures and Panel Presentation, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, New York, April 24, 2008.  Other panelists included Dr. Moses Moore and the Rev. Dr. Paul Raushenbush.


Congregational Contexts


As a Minister of Word and Sacrament and member of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery, Elizabeth enjoys visiting local congregations as well as preaching in a variety of congregations.

Selected sermon titles:

“God’s Grace is Good Enough for All of Us” on 2 Corinthians 12: 7-10.

“Marked by a Pain in the Hip” on Genesis 32: 22-31.

“Rule-breakers, Resistance, and Zacchean Economics” on Luke 19:1-10.

“Partners in Building God’s Household in the Wilderness” on Genesis 21: 8-20.

“Entering Life Through the Eye of the Needle, By Moving the Molasses Quickly, or Finding the Little Gate” on Matthew 19: 16-25.


Interfaith Contexts and Community Organizations


Planned and Facilitated Metro United Way Interfaith Literacy Training for Employees, Metro United Way, Louisville, Kentucky, July 2018.

“ ‘Dangerous Unselfishness’: Reflections on the Problem of Wealth in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.”  The Temple, Louisville, Kentucky, April, 2018.

“The History of the Sanctuary Movement” for a panel on “Compassionate City: Exploring Louisville’s Role and What it Means for Immigrants.” Society of Professional Journalists, Iroquois Library, Louisville, Kentucky, November, 2017.

“The Moral Imperative to Teach Interfaith Literacy for the Sake of the Commons,” Panelist with Samuel Marcosson, Edwin Segal, Joe Brenna, and Siddique Malik on the topic of “Teaching Religion in the Public Schools:  Recent Changes in Kentucky Law.” The Salaam Network, University of Louisville, Kentucky, April 2017.

“Erasure.” Panelist for Interfaith Panel on Herstories at Dialogue on Diversity, The Galt House, Louisville, Kentucky, November 2011. Other panelists include Haleh Karimi.

“Christians Calling for Economic Justice in the 21st Century: That All May Enjoy the Work of Their Own Hands,” Third Thursday Lunch, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Louisville, Kentucky, January, 2008.


Sample Videos, Podcasts, and Interviews


Interviewer of James Keenan about his book University Ethics for Ethics Forward.  Aired November 13, 2018. This interview was recorded in a THEO 200 Ultimate Questions course. 

Interviewed on The Problem of Wealth for Ethics Forward by Avery Kolers. Aired September 12, 2017. 

Elizabeth was the 2014-2015 Horizons Bible Study author of Reconciling Paul for Presbyterian Women. A series of videos were created to accompany the bible study. The first lesson is available on YouTube and features students taking Elizabeth’s class on Women’s Experience, Women’s Faith.

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