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Invite Dan to Speak for Your Group

For a presenter who always entertains, intrigues, and compels change, invite Dan Kent to speak at your conference, church, school, business, or small group. Mixing profound insight with humor and casual simplicity, Dan presents intellectually rigorous content with a guy-at-the-bar approachability. He makes the complex easy to understand, enjoyable to learn, and fun to incorporate into life.

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Encouragement

Jesus tells his followers in John 16:33 to “take heart” or be encouraged because of his triumph over the world system. This comes right after he tells them of the hardships they will endure. In this message, Dan looks at what it means to be encouraged and how we can live more of the time…

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Confidence

We are secure. We can have confidence. Security is a gift. Confidence is an opportunity. Security is about our essence itself. Confidence is about what we do with that secure essence. Security says: “The world can’t do anything inside me.” Confidence says: “This is what I can do inside the world.” Security is stable. Confidence fluctuates. Security is about what is internal—though it can be expressed externally. Confidence is about what is external— though it may be felt internally. The opposite of security is insecurity. The opposite of confidence is doubt, doubt about the effectiveness of a skill or asset.

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Confident Humility

Humility is the answer to our most troublesome problems. But we have to pursue it with caution. We are surrounded by counterfeit notions of humility. Humility, as Jesus teaches it, is a profound view of self and others that can revolutionize a person’s life. But this view of self and others stands between two dysfunctional…

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Supercharge Your Creative Writing

This teaching will highlight 3 activities that can supercharge your creative writing. Your brain wants to be creative. Unfortunately, many of the things we learn in school constrains that creativity. Length: 1 or 2 hours

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Redeeming Meaning

The meanings of basic things can get terribly distorted in this life. The importance of things gets exaggerated, overdressed, and inflated, until it becomes difficult to appreciate things for what they are. Take eating, for instance. What it means to eat is simply to nourish the body with food. Yet as simple as this is,…

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Created to Comprehend: How Faith Frees Us From Certainty and Mystery

Back when it all began, God “rustled through the foliage in the cool of the day” (Genesis 3:8). He was present in a way that touched our senses. When he moved around we knew it. We turned our heads and knew where to look. When he spoke the air moved and excited our ear drums….

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Pull Yourself Together — Finding Inner Security

This teaching helps students realize their own deep security, established by God’s love for them. But more than simply revealing God’s love, this teaching helps students actually see the robustness of their own loved self, in a tangible, visible way. This is the most powerful tool I know of to help students stop perseverating on…

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The Problem of Evil

How do Christians make sense of evil? If God is all good and all powerful and all knowing, then why should evil exist? Christians have tried to solve this problem in many ways. In this lecture, Dan examines each of the major responses and considers their strengths and weaknesses. He then presents what he believes…

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What is the Atonement?

Atonement culminates the whole story of the Bible. This lecture shows how atonement represents the in-breaking of the Kingdom of God. The reality God calls us to differs radically from the reality we live in. We can see the glimmering of God’s Kingdom in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. This lecture shows the…

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Parenting Styles and Perceptions of God

How does our parent’s parenting style impact our perception of God? Diana Baumrind studied parenting styles and established the model that is still in use today. She argued that there are three different styles of parenting, two of which are dysfunctional. Authoritarian parents are controlling and tie the affection they give their children to the…

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Overcoming Procrastination

We all want to be productive, yet we procrastinate. We all want to get things done, yet we often don’t. This presentation and workshop looks at the psychological, biological, and spiritual forces that fuel procrastination, and offers practical guidance, and counter-procrastination tactics, to help people maximize their potential. Schedule Dan today—don’t put it off! Length:…

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Dan’s Demons Workshop (Screwtape Letters and KX12)

What if you were a demon and your job was to thwart a human’s effort to find God? How would you do it? CS Lewis’ devious little book “The Screwtape Letters,” and Dan Kent’s enlightening series The Training of KX12, record fictitious letters between a demon on earth and his mentor in hell, exposing what makes…

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The Power of Confession

There’s a saying I’ve always liked. “We make choices, then our choices make us.” The aphorism punctuates the cumulative importance of choice, and that’s what I like about it—because it’s easy for us to take our choices for granted. If each choice feeds into who we will become, then each choice is momentous. There’s meaning…

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Paradise by the Dashboard Lights

If you seek God, and desire to please him, the Bible can make you dizzy. It comes at you with what seems like two antithetical messages, both equally imperative for the earnest disciple. From one side, the Bible hits you with harsh, unbending expectations. It demands obedience, with Jesus even telling his disciples to be…

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What Is Open Theism? (Open Theism Basics)

Everyone agrees: God is holy. Everyone also agrees that the world is overflowing with a wide and horrifying variety of “unholiness.” So much evil! So much suffering! From where did these unholy things emerge? From deep within the unstoppable force of God’s intention? Or from within contingent creation itself? Is the unholiness we see in…

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Making Jesus Our ONE Teacher

In the blockbuster science-fiction movie The Matrix, Neo discovers his entire world, his job, his life, his history, everything, is fake. A peculiar man named Morpheus comes to him and reveals Neo’s reality to be an elaborate computer simulation, then offers to help Neo escape this fake realm into the real world. Jesus delivers a…

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The TRUTH About David and Goliath

Who killed Goliath? Many Christians believe God did. They claim that David had great faith in God and that God rewarded this faith by helping David conquer Goliath, who was a giant warrior, in a battle to the death. Strangely, though, the Bible doesn’t really allow for this explanation to be true. God did not…

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Kicking Depression’s Ass

Taking medication is nothing to be ashamed of. The point of this workshop isn’t that medication is a bad way to fight the disease of depression. The point of this workshop is that depression is far more than a simple disease. ‘Disease’ barely begins to capture the nemesis that is depression. Depression is, rather, a…

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The Delusion of Inequality

“You are all brothers and sisters,” Jesus says (Matthew 23:8), exposing a wicked and unforgiving delusion to the light. Namely, the Delusion of Inequality. In one short passage, Jesus shows us where humanity needs to go and he exposes what has kept us from getting there. The societies of the world are built around the…

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Confident Humility Intensive Workshop

Humility is the answer to our most troublesome problems. But we have to pursue it with caution. We are surrounded by counterfeit notions of humility. Humility, as Jesus teaches it, is a profound view of self and others that can revolutionize a person’s life. But this view of self and others stands between two dysfunctional…

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