Live events

Our live events feature guests speaking on a variety of topics from feminism to inter-faith dialogue to racism to other social justice issues. Live events give those in the Rochester area community a chance to connect in conversation and the online community a chance to engage directly with the guest. 

Past Live Events

Drew Hart

Author, activist, and professor of Religion
Drew discusses his book, "Trouble I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism".

Jacqueline bussie

Author and professor of Religion
Jacqueline talks about her new book, Love Without Limits. We discussed how we can learn to love as God does—without limits or exceptions.


Singer and Songwriter
Heatherlyn invited us to explore music and creativity as an expression of faith.

Regina Mustafa

Founder of CIDI - Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam
Regina shared some common misunderstandings about the Muslim faith and why interfaith dialogue is so important.

"Science" Mike Mchargue

Co-Founder of The Liturgist Podcast

Mike spoke to us about knowing God in an age of incredible scientific insight.

Shane Claiborne

Founder and Board Member of The Simple Way
Shane led us in a conversation about social justice, peacemaking, and Jesus.


Becca stevens

Founder of Thistle Farms
Becca opens our eyes to a community that stands with women recovering from trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.

Jake bouma

Executive Producer (and Subject) of the documentary, "Let's Do This: Facing Hodgkin Lymphoma"
Jake led us in a discussion about suffering and challenges in the face of cancer through theological lens.

mark scandrette

Author, Teacher, Activist, and Coach at ReImagine
Mark Scandrette challenges us to make the most of what we have and live in a way that is more sustainable.

Jay bakker

Pastor at Revolution Church in Minneapolis, MN
Jay shared with us about grace and the feeling of rejection by traditional approaches to Christianity.

Shane Hipps

Executive Coach, Speaker, and Author
Shane Hipps was the first speaker for Sandbox and shared with us about calling and purpose.