John Kuypers speaks on "The Peace Promise: Trusting God to Solve the Unsolvable."
He helps audiences understand how to apply Matthew 7:5 to the difficult situations in your life. What does it mean to first take the plank out of your eye? John's talks are personal, frankly real and counter-intuitively aligned with Biblical wisdom.
John is the author of four books. He has been coaching and speaking professionally for fifteen+ years. John is currently vice-president of a medical device engineering company.
His most popular books are The Peace Promise, What's Important Now and The Non-Judgmental Christian. You can read his blog posts at his namesake site.
Price Range: Approx $1500/day + expenses. Open to discussion.
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
Expect to see good interaction with your audience and a wide range of responses from light bulb moments to some perplexity. This teaching is counter-intuitive and is much more than mere entertainment or a reminder of the obvious.
Your audience will be invited to adopt Matthew 7:5 as a regular Christian practice - to "first get neutral" before responding to any sensitive issue with others.
The practicality of this teaching is unsurpassed for anyone who wants to change how others respond to them as a spouse, parent or leader. This is the real deal about important life situations. Audiences see how our normal responses aggravate things...UNTIL we remove the plank. Then we see Jesus' counter-intuitive way to get issues resolved by seeking peace first, results second.
My speaking topic is peace and leadership. My topic centers around a counter-intuitive scriptural verse - Matthew 7:5 - about removing the plank from your eye to see clearly what to do in difficult situations. Audiences find hope that difficult troubles with others can be resolved even in long-standing struggles.
I am a vice-president of marketing & sales who blacked out on the family room floor at age 34 due to stress. It was a wake-up call that led me to begin a 20 year spiritual journey.
Along the way, I wrote 4 books about my journey. I share my lessons learned with others seeking to "the peace that surpasses all understanding" found in Jesus Christ. My experiences involve marriage, divorce, workplace leadership and family of origin issues.
I live in southern Ontario, Canada.
30 to 60 minute speaking events
90 min to 6 hour workshops
Influences & Inspiration
The Bible, Jesuit teachings, Simone Weil, Paul Tillich, Dr. Andre Stein, Harville Hendrix, Scott Peck, Barry Kaufman to name the top ones.
mobile microphone, screen, projector sometimes
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