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Founders Day

Chapman University 1 University Dr., Orange, California

“Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others”

The Office of Church Relations is pleased to bring The Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor to teach and preach on Saturday, March 11, 2023, on Chapman University’s campus in Orange, CA.  Her lecture will take place at 10:00 am and she will preach at the worship service beginning at 1:30 pm.  Please register for this free event by using the link below.



Lenten Preaching Series

Calvary Church 102 N 2nd St., Memphis, Tennessee

Calvary Episcopal Church celebrates its 100th annual Lenten Preaching Series beginning Wednesday, Feb. 22. All are invited to attend in-person to hear this year’s 18 dynamic speakers. Barbara will preach at the noonday service on Wednesday, March 22, and will join David Wolpe, Senior Rabbi at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, for the Lenten Preaching Series Podcast recorded live in the church from 6:15-7:15 pm that evening.



Eat & Read at Melba’s

Melba's Poboy Shop New Orleans, Louisiana

Eat & Read is the brainchild of Jane Wolfe, Harvard Divinity School graduate and co-owner of Melba’s Poboy Shop in New Orleans.  Every year she invites a variety of authors to the restaurant for book signings, book giveaways, and conversation.  Authors have included Colson Whitehead, Michael Pollan, Sophfronia Scott, Sister Helen Prejean and many more. On May 5 Barbara will sign free copies of An Altar in the World, visit with customers, and enjoy a poboy.



Conversation with John Philip Newell

Christ Cathedral 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, Texas

Join us as we welcome best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor and award winning Celtic author and teacher of spirituality John Philip Newell in conversation beginning at 6:30 pm.  If you plan to attend, keep checking this link since high attendance may require registration.



Belonging By Design: Sharing Sacred Spaces Virtual Summit 2023

Evolving Faith 2023

Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, TX

Quail Ridge Books Launch for J. Dana Trent

Quail Ridge Books 4209 Lassiter Mill Road, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC, United States

Join Barbara and author Dana Trent for the launch of Dana’s new book Between Two Trailers: A Memoir (Convergent Books, 2024).  This is a ticketed event, so go to the website for full information.


All Creation Sings: 50th Anniversary Hymn Festival

Woolsey Hall 500 College Street, New Haven, United States

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music at Yale celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a host of special events including this Sunday afternoon Hymn Festival at Yale’s historic Woolsey Hall.  Dr. Felicia Barber will conduct an ecumenical community choir of 300 voices in concert with the Yale Camerata, a brass ensemble, gospel instrumentalists, and organists Drs. Nathaniel Gumbs and Bruce Neswick. The Reverends Jim Forbes and Barbara Brown Taylor will serve as guest preachers.  The event is free and open to the public.


St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Indianapolis

St. Luke's 100 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Barbara will preach at two services on Sunday morning: the traditional service at 9:30 am and the contemporary service at 11:00 am


Founders’ Day at McAfee School of Theology

Festival of Preaching 2024

Cambridge, England

Writing in Harmony with John Bell

University of Georgia Special Collections Building 300 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA, United States

Join the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries for a special conversation with 2024 Georgia Writers Hall of Fame Inductee Barbara Brown Taylor and Widespread Panic’s John Bell on Thursday, September 26th at 7:00PM at the UGA Special Collections Building. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and limited. Reserve your ticket here: Barbara Brown Taylor GWHOF Induction – Alumni, Donors & Friends – University of Georgia (