Dr. Leonard Sweet
Author of more than two hundred articles, 1000 published sermons and almost fifty books, Leonard’s current publications include the best-seller Jesus Manifesto (with Frank Viola) and Nudge: Awakening Each Other to the God Who Is Already There,What Matters Most: Reclaiming Your Relationship With Jesus From Religion, an e-book exclusive, Real Church in a Social Network World: from Facebook to Face-to-Face Faith, and Len’s first novel The Seraph Seal (with co-author Lori Wagner). In 2012, the following have been or will be released:  Viral: How Social Networking Is Poised to Ignite Revival, 11: Indispensable Relationships You Can’t Be Without, I Am a Follower: The Way, The Truth, and the Life of Following Jesus, What Matters Most: How We Got the Point but Missed the Person, and Jesus: A Theography, a sequel to the Jesus Manifesto.

Len often appears on the “50 Most Influential Christians in America” list, and in 2010 was selected by the top non-English Christian website as one of the “Top 10 Influential Christians of 2010:” http://www.christiantelegraph.com/issue11870.html. His popular weekly podcast called “Napkin Scribbles” is widely used and quoted. Len’s microblogs onTwitter and Facebook are ranked as some of the most influential social media sites in the world.Currently occupying the E. Stanley Jones Chair of Evangelism at the Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, Len served from 1995 to 2001 as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Theological School at Drew. He is also a Visiting Distinguished Professor at George Fox University in Portland, Oregon and President Emeritus of United Theological Seminary. He is a weekly contributor to the online preaching resource, sermons.com.

Len often  uses two words to describe himself: semiotician and interstitial. In other words, he is obsessed with two questions: “Where have you been?” and “Where are you going?”