Conversations that Matter

In 2021, Ardmore Baptist Church began hosting a series of conversations, led by Pastor Tyler Tankersley, with authors on important topics. This will be our opportunity to engage in dialogue about issues that might be difficult, controversial, or confusing. Rather than a traditional “book club” we want to focus on learning new things, hearing different perspectives, and ending each conversation with some tangible action steps for us all to challenge ourselves in new ways. These conversations will take place via Zoom Webinar, but will also be available to be streamed on our Facebook and YouTube pages.


March 28, 2022 – “The Nones” by Rev. Dr. Ryan Burge


January 24, 2022 – “Driven: A Field Guide to the Wilderness” by Dr. Bill Ireland

November 29, 2021 – “The Bible and the Ballot” by Dr. Tremper Longman III


September 27, 2021 – “Healing Racial Divides” by Rev. Dr. Terrell Carter


July 19, 2021 – “Women in the Bible” by Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles


May 24, 2021 – “Lies My Preacher Told Me: An Honest Look at the Old Testament by Dr. Brent Strawn


March 22, 2021 –  “The Bible and Borders” by Dr. Daniel Carroll Rodas

The author, Dr. Daniel Carroll Rodas, serves as the Scripture Press Ministries Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College. The discussion will focus on how our Christian faith and scriptures should inform issues surrounding immigration, refugees, and justice.


January 25, 2021 – On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear by Reverend Lynn Casteel Harper.

The author, Rev. Lynn Casteel Harper is the Minister of Older Adults at The Riverside Church in New York City. Prior to Riverside, she served as a nursing home chaplain for seven years. A graduate of Wake Forest University Divinity School, Lynn completed her chaplaincy residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center in New Jersey. Originally from southeast Missouri, Lynn lives in Maine and New York City with her husband Ryan Harper.

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Contact / Location

Contact info

123, New Lenox, Chicago IL 60606

Gathering Times


8:00am, 9:15am, 11:00am