What is chautauqua@creek?

chautauqua@creek is a public conversation featuring great speakers and topics that cut right to the heart of the intersection between culture and faith. Hosted by Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church each fall, chautauqua@creek events enrich both the mind and the soul and are informative and interesting for people of faith and non-believers alike.

Here’s what Rev. Dr. Brad Strait, Sr. Pastor, has to say:

chautauqua@creek 2017: Eric Metaxas on Martin Luther

Watch Metaxas’ presentation on Martin Luther and his Q&A session from October 2017 below.

Eric Metaxas is an acclaimed biographer and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of If You Can Keep It, Bonhoeffer, Amazing Grace, and Miracles. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The New Yorker, and Metaxas has appeared as a cultural commentator on CNN, the Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. He is the host of The Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated daily radio show. He is a senior fellow and lecturer at large at the King’s College in New York City, where he lives with his wife and daughter.



On All Hallow’s Eve in 1517, a young monk named Martin Luther posted a letter he hoped would spark an academic debate about the Catholic Church. Instead, somewhat unwittingly, he ignited a revolution that would change the world forever.

Historically, Luther is often painted as a rebel. But in MARTIN LUTHER: Them Man Who Rediscovered Godand Change the World (Viking; October 3, 2017), Metaxas brings to life a much more complicated and fascinating figure. Luther was in fact a vigorous champion of the church and wanted nothing more than for Rome to avoid the fate it eventually succumbed to—the fate that, ironically, he helped bring about.

 In MARTIN LUTHER, Metaxas dispels popular myths about the legendary figure, while tracing his life and influences.

MARTIN LUTHER is the story of the man whose monumental faith and courage cracked the edifice of Western Christendom and gave birth to the ideals that lie at the heart of all modern life.

chautauqua@creek 2016: Dr. Christopher Yuan

Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for over eight years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents.  He has co-authored with his mother their memoir, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope and he is also the author of Giving a Voice to the Voiceless. Christopher graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005, Wheaton College Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and received his doctorate of ministry in 2014 from Bethel Seminary.

Watch Dr. Yuan’s presentation and Q&A session from October 2016 below.

Former chautauqua@creek Guests

2015: Philip Yancey


2014: Eric Metaxas


2013: John Stonestreet


Prior to 2013:

  • Brennan Manning
  • Anne Graham Lotz
  • Tony Campolo
  • John Stott
  • Larry Crabb