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Nathan Betts

Public Speaker & Writer

Nathan Betts

About Me

Hello there! I am a public speaker and writer based near Seattle, Washington.

I am passionate about communicating the truths of the Christian faith in a way that reflects the beauty and attractiveness of Jesus Christ.

For the past 15 years this has taken me around the globe into a wide range of settings including universities, high schools, board rooms, churches, and public policy rooms.

I love people and I enjoy collaborative thinking with others, exploring answers to questions others have, asking my own questions, and wrestling with the complexity and jagged edges of life.

Education · Work · Inspirations

Although the culture in which we live is tired, indifferent, or, in some cases, bothered by the Christian church, many have observed that we cannot deny a haunting of the transcendent. It’s as though the harder we try to avoid God, the more we run into him. Regardless of where we locate ourselves on the spectrum of faith, we all have questions. Perhaps now, more than in recent memory, our world is experiencing profound and rapid changes and amidst these changes we all sense a deep need for hope in difficult situations and light in darkness. This, in short, is what I believe God has called me to embody in the form of verbal and written communication.

I hold theology degrees from Tyndale University College (now Tyndale University) and University of London. I value my academic education enormously, but I also view my years of travel around the world as a rich education in and of itself. It’s afforded me the privilege to learn at a profound level about the struggles, joys, hopes, and heartaches of the human experience.

I have written and continue to write for various publications and my writing is featured frequently in The Seattle Times. My interest in some of the pressing cultural conversations of our time has inspired me to develop a series of seminars on how we can navigate difficult conversations in meaningful ways. Whatever the context may be, I strive to be a voice that represents grace, truth, kindness, and clarity.

Nathan Betts

Public Speaker & Writer

Nathan Betts

About Me

Hello there! I am a public speaker and writer based near Seattle, Washington.

I am passionate about communicating the truths of the Christian faith in a way that reflects the beauty and attractiveness of Jesus Christ.

For the past 15 years this has taken me around the globe into a wide range of settings including universities, high schools, board rooms, churches, and public policy rooms.

I love people and I enjoy collaborative thinking with others, exploring answers to questions others have, asking my own questions, and wrestling with the complexity and jagged edges of life.

Education · Work · Inspiration

Although the culture in which we live is tired, indifferent, or, in some cases, bothered by the Christian church, many have observed that we cannot deny a haunting of the transcendent. It’s as though the harder we try to avoid God, the more we run into him. Regardless of where we locate ourselves on the spectrum of faith, we all have questions. Perhaps now, more than in recent memory, our world is experiencing profound and rapid changes and amidst these changes we all sense a deep need for hope in difficult situations and light in darkness. This, in short, is what I believe God has called me to embody in the form of verbal and written communication.

I hold theology degrees from Tyndale University College (now Tyndale University) and University of London. I value my academic education enormously, but I also view my years of travel around the world as a rich education in and of itself. It’s afforded me the privilege to learn at a profound level about the struggles, joys, hopes, and heartaches of the human experience.

I have written and continue to write for various publications and my writing is featured frequently in The Seattle Times. My interest in some of the pressing cultural conversations of our time has inspired me to develop a series of seminars on how we can navigate difficult conversations in meaningful ways. Whatever the context may be, I strive to be a voice that represents grace, truth, kindness, and clarity.

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Public Speaking

A voice of grace, truth, kindness, and clarity.

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Christian Apologetics in Real Life

Weekend Service | February 18, 2024 | ASL Interpreted - YouTube

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Exaltation of a Humble Servant

July 30, 2023 • Nathan Betts • Philippians 2:5–11

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To Live Is Christ

Streamed live on Aug 13, 2023 • Nathan Betts • Philipians 2:17-30

I address topics such as...

  • Short Answers to Big Questions: Responding to Major Objections Against Faith
  • None Like Him: Exploring the Uniqueness of the Christian God
  • Truth, Healing, Love, and Wounds: Four Words that tell us something about Jesus Christ
  • Technology and What it Means to Be Human
  • Help! How Do I Answer That Question? Recovering confidence in conversations of faith
  • Christian Apologetics in Real Life
  • Can You Hear Me Now? Recovering the Art of Listening in an Age when Everyone is Running to the Microphone
  • The Bible is For Real: Exploring the dynamic and trustworthy nature of the Bible
  • Lessons In Courage: What a Leader in Ancient Babylon Tells us About Living in Modern Day Babylon
  • Short Answers to Big Questions: Responding to Major Objections Against Faith
  • None Like Him: Exploring the Uniqueness of the Christian God
  • Truth, Healing, Love, and Wounds: Four Words that tell us something about Jesus Christ
  • Technology and What it Means to Be Human
  • Can You Hear Me Now? Recovering the Art of Listening in an Age when Everyone is Running to the Microphone
  • The Bible is For Real: Exploring the dynamic and trustworthy nature of the Bible
  • Lessons In Courage: What a Leader in Ancient Babylon Tells us About Living in Modern Day Babylon
  • Help! How Do I Answer That Question? Recovering confidence in conversations of faith
  • Christian Apologetics in Real Life
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Endorsements

Dr. Ken Frisen

Dr. Ken Friesen

Superintendent Cascade Christian Schools

I have read about apologetics and worldviews and have heard many people speak on those topics during my career of nearly fifty years, and Nathan is easily one of the most compelling and down-to-earth presenters I have had the opportunity to listen to. God has gifted him with the ability to communicate profound substance in just a few words, both verbally and in written form. Nathan also has the ability to drill deep with questions like, “What is the real question behind the question being asked?” Any time I have the opportunity to read what Nathan has written or hear what he has to say regarding a critical topic, I always walk away wanting more.

Levi Davenport

Levi Davenport

President C3 Leaders

Nathan Betts was a keynote speaker at our annual members' retreat this year. He did an amazing job with his preparation and planning before the event and engaged the audience extremely well. The feedback we received from the attendees was glowing in regard to his lecture. It was a joy to work with Nathan and I would invite him back in a heartbeat.

Nick Jones

Nick Jones

Senior Editor Seen and Unseen, Centre for Cultural Witness

Nathan’s writing is a pleasure to read and publish. He can capture a moment, be it of a place or of culture, and express its meaning in ways that encourage the reader to lean-in on the big idea.

Krista Linden

Krista Linden

CEO, Founder Step By Step & Farm12

Nathan is a gifted communicator. He's impressively intelligent, but also has a genuine humility about him that makes him so relatable. He discusses difficult issues with such kindness and compassion, a critical combination when tackling cultural conversations. Any audience would be fortunate to engage with Nathan.

Short Answers To Life's Biggest Questions - Upcoming book by Nathan Betts

Short Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions

A current writing project intent on bringing clarity to questions of faith and showing that not only does Christianity hold answers, it also offers transcendent beauty to our complex and confusing times.

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Resource Seminars

I offer seminars focused on helping people wanting to learn how to have meaningful conversations with others on the cultural questions of our time.

Interested In This Course?

Learn more about this this course by reaching out to me by phone, email, or web form. Scroll down to the Contact Nathan section to learn how to reach me!

Something Meaningful, Something Beautiful course

Something Meaningful, Something Beautiful:

A six-seminar course focused on making the most of our cultural conversations through the lens of faith.

Course Objective:
The aim of this course is to offer people from all walks of life foundational starting points in lovingly and gracefully navigating difficult cultural conversations from a Christian faith perspective. The course is comprised of six seminars addressing topics including God and Humanity, Different Belief Systems, Justice, Sex, and Gender.
Each seminar will include teaching on these topics by Nathan Betts and times for interaction and questions. Notably, each session will have a participatory element built-in so that attendees have an opportunity to actively engage with Nathan and with each other on the subject matter. Upon completion of the course, attendees will have gained knowledge on each topic addressed in the seminars and gathered confidence to engage in conversations involving difficult issues of faith and culture. For attendees who complete the final test, they will receive a Something Meaningful, Something Beautiful Course Certificate.

Hours of Instruction:
Each seminar will run for 90 minutes with a fifteen-minute break.

Course Description:

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