Danny & Carole Phillips Speaker Series

Harbor has been blessed by a generous endowment gift from Danny and Carole Phillips, which enables us to invite special guest speakers. Danny, a member of the Board of Regents at Pepperdine, began his career as a Certified Public Accountant and has served in various senior financial roles for Harken Energy Corporation, Aloha Petroleum, and AdvancePCS. Danny currently manages his own financial investments and is owner of the Diamond P Ranch, a registered Texas Longhorn cattle operation. He and his wife, Carole, who serves on the Board of Trustees at Abilene Christian University, are active members of the Church of Christ and have three children, Landon, Chad, and Emily.

Danny and Carole Phillips

Christine Caine

Brian Zahnd

Ned Colletti

Wednesday, 9:45 AM–Noon

Join us for an exciting plenary session in Firestone Fieldhouse featuring special guest speakers Brian Zahnd and Christine Caine, as well as a special interview with Ned Colletti, former general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Christine Caine is an Australian-born, Greek-blooded, lover of Jesus; activist; author; and international speaker. Her primary passion is to make Jesus' last command her first priority by giving her all to see the lost saved and to build the church. She and her husband Nick founded the A21 Campaign, a anti-human trafficking organization, as well as Propel Women, an organization designed to celebrate every woman's passion, purpose, and potential. Her books include Undaunted, Unashamed, and Unshakeable.

Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead minister of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in Saint Joseph, Missouri, which he founded with his wife Peri in 1981. Zahnd is author of several books including Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Water to Wine, and Unconditional?: The Call of Jesus to Radical Forgiveness.


Scot McKnight

A professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, Scot McKnight is a recognized and trusted authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. He’s the author and editor of 50 books, including The Jesus Creed, The Blue Parakeet, and the newly released Open to the Spirit.

Thursday, 9:45 AM

Open to the Spirit: The Key to Church Renewal, Part 1

Friday, 9:45 AM

Open to the Spirit: The Key to Church Renewal, Part 2

Richard Beck

Richard Beck, chair of the Department of Psychology at Abilene Christian University, is returning to Harbor, bringing his interesting insights into Christian theology and psychology. He has written provocative pieces on the demonology of Scooby-Doo, the music of Johnny Cash, and the influence of Lady Gaga. His newest book is Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise.

Wednesday, 2 PM

Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise

Thursday, 2 PM

Disenchanted With Disenchantment: Faith in a Secular Age

Friday, 2 PM

Naming the Devil: Spiritual Warfare Isn't What You Think