Previous Event Speakers
Former Dallas FBI Special Agent in Charge, Diego Rodriguez
Mr. Rodriguez began his career as a special agent with the FBI in May 1990. He first reported to the New York Division, where he was a member of the SWAT team and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. He then served in a number of Divisions including, the San Juan Division, the Criminal Investigative Division and the Special Operations Division at FBI Headquarters, the Miami Division, and in November 2002, he supervised the FBI’s first Joint Terrorism Task Force in the West Palm Beach Resident Agency.
In June 2010, Mr. Rodriguez was named Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Division in the FBI’s New York Division. As an SAC in New York, he oversaw major complex financial crime and insider trading investigations, numerous public corruption arrests, violent gang round-ups, and the largest La Cosa Nostra takedown in FBI history.
He was named Special Agent in Charge of the Dallas Division in June 2012.
UTA Political Science Professor Dr. Allan Saxe
Dr. Allan Saxe is a political scientist, author, lecturer, radio commentator, and philanthropist. He is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. He is Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), where he has been a faculty member since 1965.
Dr. Saxe is well known for his philanthropy in the North Texas area. Several landmarks throughout Arlington are named after Dr. Saxe in honor of his generous giving. These include: Allan Saxe Park, The Allan Saxe Dental Clinic, The Allan Saxe Field, and the Allan Saxe Parkway.
Dr. Saxe has been given a rating of 4.4 out of 5 on Rate My Professors and has also been named Best Liberal Arts Teacher at UTA.
Dr. Darrell Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement, Dallas Seminary
Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies BA, University of Texas, 1975; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1979; PhD, University of Aberdeen, 1983; postdoctoral study, Tübingen University.
Dr. Bock has earned international recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), for his work in Luke-Acts, historical Jesus study, biblical theology, as well as with messianic Jewish ministries. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today and is on the board of Chosen People Ministries and Wheaton College. He is a well-known author of over thirty books on biblical topics. Some of his articles have appeared in leading journals and periodicals, including many secular publications. He has done a variety of media shows, including work with ABC, CNN, Day of Discovery, and John Ankerberg shows. He has blogged on culture and Scripture for over seven years and has been a part of the weekly Texas Faith blog at the Dallas Morning News since its inception. He has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction, and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas.
Dr. Jim Denison – Denison Forum on Truth and Culture
James C. Denison, Ph.D., is a subject matter expert on cultural and contemporary issues. He founded the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture , a non-sectarian “think tank” designed to engage contemporary issues with biblical truth in 2009.
Dr. Denison writes a cultural commentary available at www.denisonforum.org/subscribe . His free daily commentary is distributed around the world to 85,827 subscribers in over 200 countries. He writes for The Dallas Morning News , contributing weekly to the “Texas Faith Forum ” and is a guest columnist for the The Christian Post .
He has also taught world religions for 25 years with four seminaries. He has spoken in China, Cuba, Brazil, Australia, Europe, Israel, Greece, Egypt, Bangladesh, and Turkey and served as a short-term missionary to East Malaysia, in Southeast Asia. He also leads frequent study tours in Israel, Greece, and Europe.