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Academic scholars from across the country and around the world will gather to explore the theme, Hope Amidst Crises: Challenges, Opportunities and Collaborations. An exciting lineup of featured speakers is planned as well as paper presentations, panel discussions and more. 

CSC 2024 Schedule

 

Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars’ Conference

June 5 – 7, 2024

Lanier Theological Library and Learning Center, Houston, Texas, in partnership with Lipscomb University

 

Wednesday, June 5

All day

  • Information Desk, Location: Alcove at the Staircase in the LLC
  • Book Signings/Exhibitors, Location: Main Hall of the Library.
  • Coffee and Beverage service 

8-11 a.m.

  • Registration Packet Pickup; Location: The Lamb & Scroll

9:30-11 a.m. 

Opening ceremony, Location: The Grand Hall in the LLC 

  • Welcome: Mark Lanier and Candice McQueen
  • Mike Cope: Honoring Landon Saunders 

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. 

  • Networking Lunch – Box lunches, Location: Pick up lunches in the Cloister in the LLC. Participants are invited to picnic around the property or enjoy lunch in the Grand Hall in the Learning Center. 

1-2:30 p.m.

  • Session Slot #1, Location: designated rooms in the LLC, Lamb & Scroll, LTL. Click here for a session schedule.
  • Everett Ferguson Endowed Lecture: Lynn Cohick, Location: Stone Chapel

2:45-4 p.m. 

  • John T. Willis Plenary: Jonathan Brant. Location: The Grand Hall in the LLC

4:15-5:45 p.m. 

  • Session Slot # 2, Location: designated rooms in the LLC, Lamb & Scroll, LTL. Click here for a session schedule.
  • Van Rheenan Endowed Lecture: Mark Love, Location: Stone Chapel 

6-7:15 p.m.

  • Dinner, Location: Grand Hall in the LLC
  • PhD students & Randolph Mentoring Program Reception, Location: Trowbridge Village Pub

7:15-8:30 p.m.

  • After Dinner Fred Gray Lecture: Esau McCauley, Location: The Grand Hall in the LLC

Thursday, June 6

All day

  • Information Desk, Location: Alcove at the Staircase in the LLC
  • Book Signings/Exhibitors, Location: Main Hall of the Library.
  • Coffee and Beverage service 

[6:30-8 a.m.]

  • CSC Board Meeting, Location: Hosted by Becky Lanier, location to be confirmed

8:15-8:45 a.m.

  • Worship Greg Straughn & DJ Bulls, Location: Stone Chapel

9-10:30 a.m.

  • Session Slot #3, Location: designated rooms in the LLC, Lamb & Scroll, LTL. Click here for a session schedule.
  • JJM Roberts Endowed Lecture in OT Studies: John Walton, Location: Stone Chapel

10:45 a.m.-noon

  • Pack Plenary: David French, Location: The Grand Hall in the LLC

12:15-1:30 p.m.

  • Lunch – Box lunches, Location: Pick up lunches in the Cloister in the LLC, Participants are invited to picnic around the property or enjoy lunch in the Grand Hall in the Learning Center.

1:45-3:15 p.m.

  • Session Slot #4, Location: designated rooms in the LLC, Lamb & Scroll, LTL. Click here for a session schedule.
  • Christian Apologetics Lecture: Charlie Styles, Location: The Stone Chapel 

3:30-5 p.m.

  • Robert E. and Bonnie Cone Hooper Plenary: Mark Lanier, Location: The Grand Hall in the LLC

5:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Dinner, Location: Grand Hall in the LLC

7:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Networking, sponsor and publisher visits, and tours of the property.  
  • Book Signings/Exhibitors, Location: Main Hall of the Library
  • Coffee and Beverage service

Friday, June 7

All day

  • Information Desk, Location: Alcove at the Staircase in the LLC
  • Book Signings/Exhibitors, Location: Main Hall of the Library.
  • Coffee and Beverage service 

8:15-8:45 a.m.

  • Worship Greg Straughn & DJ Bulls, Location: Stone Chapel

9-10:30 a.m.

  • Session Slot # 5, Location: designated rooms in the LLC, Lamb & Scroll, LTL, Stone Chapel. Click here for a session schedule.

10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

  • Abraham J. Malherbe Plenary: NT Wright, Location: The Grand Hall at the LLC

 

Join us in 2024!

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James Cone with conferee at the CSC in 2017

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Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson delivering the CSC plenary address

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Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), delivering the CSC plenary address.

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US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivering the CSC plenary address

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David Brooks engaging conferees during breakfast at the CSC

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