Carmen Fowler LaBerge
SpeakerCarmen LaBerge Carmen is an author, speaker and host of the daily Christian worldview radio show Connecting Faith, airing live weekdays through Faith Radio Network. The purpose of the show is to mobilize every Christian to get off the sidelines and into the cultural conversations of the day in ways that honor Jesus. Carmen has conducted over 400 interviews with widely respected influencers, reporters, authors and leaders. She is in her eleventh year serving as president of Reformation Press, a ministry that’s been working to equip Christians for faithful witness for more than 50 years. She is author of Speak the Truth: Bring God back into the Conversation, published by Regnery Faith. Before becoming president of the Reformation Press, Carmen served in mainline Christian ministry for 17 years. During this time, she cultivated an ability to stand firm as a convictional Christian as the denomination of which she was a part undermined its own Scriptural and Confessional foundations. But even as denominational battles were lost, Carmen won the respect of those with whom she openly disagreed. Carmen speaks with authority but also with humility and humor. Recognizing the value of many voices lifting up a common message, Carmen uses her influence to bring together other church and ministry leaders to stand together for the cause of Christ in the culture. Carmen is the founding Chairman of Common Ground Christian Network and a past member of the board of directors of the National Association of Evangelicals. She participates actively on the Mission America Coalition, the National Religious Broadcasters and the Christian Leadership Alliance. Carmen is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. She lives outside of Nashville, TN with her husband Jim and family. Speaking Topics The Calling of the Christian Through The Speak the Truth Book How different could our world look if Christians were mobilized and activated as they are called in the Bible: Ambassadors for Christ? How does a nervous, uninformed or non-motivated Christian take the first step to get into the conversation? The Role of the Bible in the Life of the Church: Is the Bible the authoritative Word of God? If so, what does that mean for Christians who claim to follow it? Church Trends: What is the state of mainline Christianity in America, and what does that mean for wider Church trends? What do evangelicals need to know as they are now clashing on the very same questions the mainline confronted five to ten years ago? Identity and Christianity: What does the Bible say about identity and what does that mean for how we understand sexuality and marriage? Why does our culture seem identity-obsessed and how do we respond? Decoding Cultural Trends: How can Christians understand what’s happening in the culture? Regardless of the symptoms, we observe around us, what is the true root issue?