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Justin Ariel Bailey

Professor / Writer / Pastor

Associate Professor of Theology
Dordt University

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I enjoy speaking at gatherings, conferences, retreats, and churches. In recent years I’ve been invited as a plenary speaker at events and venues including the Jubilee Conference, the Colson Center National Conference, the Society for Classical Learning, Dordt University’s President’s Weekend, the Center for the Advancement of Christian Education, and Redeemer University. My calendar tends to fill up at least six months in advance, but I am always willing to consider last minute requests. In addition to preaching, the topics that I enjoy speaking on include:

  • The role of imagination in Christian faith, discipleship, and witness
  • Imaginative apologetics and the beauty of faith in a secular age
  • Cultural engagement & discernment
  • The relationship of theology & culture
  • Leadership, formation, and discipleship

Testimonial from Eric Cook, President – Society for Classical Learning

Upcoming Events

  • Covenant Class School (Forth Worth, TX) – May
  • Trinity Classical Academy (Raleigh, North Carolina) – May
  • Kuyers/INCHE/deVries Conference (Grand Rapids, Michigan) – October
  • George MacDonald Conference at Yale (New Haven, Connecticut) – Dec

Sample Talks & Clips

“Beauty and Belief,” plenary address from the Society for Classical Learning summer conference (Dallas, TX) in June 2022.

“Non-Reductive Curiosity,” a clip from “Interpreting, Fast and Slow,” plenary address from the CACE Symposium (Washington, D.C.) in October 2021.

“A New Name” a clip from the sermon “Making Names” (Pasadena, CA – June 2022).


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Recent Talks

PsalmsTalks & Lectures

The Voice: Psalm 29 (devotional) This summer at Dordt, members of the theology department and campus ministries have been sharing devotionals in a series called "Hidden Gems," on texts that everyone may not know all that well. My contribution was on Psalm 29, a psalm that has helped me with…
August 19, 2020