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At this year's conference we will engage the complexities of the world under the theme, "Recovery of Hope" expecting more than 500 attendees from 100 different colleges, universities, and other institutions. Eighty-five sessions, set in six different time slots, will be framed by five plenary sessions. Every academic discipline will be answering the call to explore ways to recover hope. The conference welcomes you to present, respond, or engage with scholars; to highlight the conference with your stimulating research, keen insights and professional and collegial collaboration.

We are planning to gather on June 9–11 on the beautiful campus of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Our planning is being thoughtfully nuanced as we monitor vaccine distributions and the imposing limits of COVID. Since a physical presence in Nashville will not be a likely scenario for some, we are planning a hybrid conference with zoom and other options. A physical presence ~ safely distanced ~ will allow us to create the community we desire, the “family of scholars” in an ambience to accomplish our mission: to create and nurture an intellectual and Christian community that joins individuals and institutions to stimulate networks of scholarly dialogue and collaboration.

Schedule

 

CSC 2021

 

Lipscomb University

 

 

Tuesday, June 8

 

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • Virtual Christian Academic Leaders Conference (CALC)

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

  • CALC Dinner (venue tba: on campus or restaurant)
  • Coordinate with Marty Spears and Bledsoe's office
Wednesday, June 9

 

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Registration, Shinn Center

8:00 - 9:45 a.m.

  • CALC Working Breakfast

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

  • Pack Plenary 1: Olbricht | Fickenscher | Piercey, Collins Auditorium

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Lunch: for all attendees, Shinn Center Event Hall:
    • with interview of Miroslav Volf by Rhonda Lowry, "The Impactful Scholar"
  • Heritage Christian Reception, Ezell 138

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

  • Panel Session 1, featuring Steven McKenzie, J.J.M. Roberts Lecture in Old Testament Studies, Shamblin Theater

2:45 - 4:15 p.m.

  • Panel Session 2, featuring Miroslav Volf, Landon Saunders Lecture, Shamblin Theater

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Malherbe Plenary 2: The Debate with Sterling | Carr | Pittman | Holladay | Hughes, Collins Auditorium

6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

  • Dinner of Gratitude for all attendees, Shinn Center Event Hall
Thursday, June 10

 

6:30 a.m.

  • Christian Scholars Conference Board Breakfast, Clearview

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Registration, Shinn Center

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

  • Breakfast for all attendees, Shinn Center Event Hall

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.

  • Worship, Doris Swang Chapel, Ezell 241

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

  • Panel Session 3, featuring Bill Haslam, Faith in the Public Square, Shamblin Theater

10:45 - 12:00 p.m.

  • Willis Plenary 3: Balmer | Fea | Worthen, Collins Auditorium

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

  • Lunch: for all attendees, Shinn Center Event Hall:
    • with interview of Bob Randolph  by Rhonda Lowry, "The Hospitable Scholar"
  • Ticketed Lunch: A Tribute to Gailyn Van Rheenen, Ezell 147
  • Ticketed Lunch: Business & Economics Participants with Hannah Stolze, Burton Lower Level Flex Space

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

  • Panel Session 4, featuring Fr. Columba Stewart, Early Christian Studies Lecture

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Panel Session 5

5:15 - 6:45 p.m.

  • Dinner for all attendees: A Tribute to Thomas H. Olbricht, "Great Songs Centennial Singalong," Shinn Center Event Hall

7:30 - 9:45 p.m.

  • Hooper Plenary 4: Tokens Show, Collins Auditorium
Friday, June 11
6:30 - 8:15 a.m.
  • PhD Students Breakfast, with Hosts Rhonda Lowry & Greg Sterling, Clearview

7:00 - 8:15 a.m.

  • Breakfast for all attendees, Shinn Center Event Hall
  • Section Committee Business Meetings, Shinn Center Event Hall

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.

  • Worship, Doris Swang Chapel, Ezell 241

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

  • Panel Session 6

10:45 - 12:15 p.m.

  • Fred D. Gray Plenary 5: Ibram X. Kendi, Collins Auditorium

2022 CSC Info Coming Soon

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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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