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Sessions

Peer-reviewed and generative sessions cover a wide range of academic disciplines. Between 85 and 100 interactive paper, panel, poster, round table, and town hall sessions are scheduled in six 90-minute time slots and framed by five plenary events.

Sessions will be slotted prior to the conference.

SESSIONS

Session Slot
  • Evening Focus
  • Plenary
  • Prevenient Sessions
  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 4
  • Session 5
  • Session 6
Section
  • American Religion
  • Arts and Spirituality
  • Business and Economics
  • Centers for Teaching and Learning
  • Christianity, Literature, and Language
  • Church and Academy
  • Civil Rights
  • Early Career Scholars in the Theological Disciplines
  • Everett Ferguson Lecture Early Christian Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • Hermeneutics
  • Hermeneutics of Unity in and after Scripture
  • Higher Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • J.J.M. Roberts' Lecture in Old Testament Studies
  • Landon Saunders' Lecture
  • Law, Policy, and Justice
  • Mission and World Christianity
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament Studies
  • Patristics
  • Plenary
  • Political Science
  • Practical Theology
  • Science
  • Sustainability
  • Theology
  • Theology and Philosophy
Speakers
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2022 Frank and Della Pack Plenary

Plenary
When: June 8, 2022, 10:00 am - Wednesday
Where: Collins Alumni Auditorium
Speakers
G. Dodd Galbreath, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Katharine Hayhoe, Nature Conservancy, Speaker

The 2022 Abraham J. Malherbe Plenary

Plenary
When: June 8, 2022, 4:30 pm - Wednesday
Where: Collins Alumni Auditorium
Speakers
Greg Sterling, Yale Divinity School, Convener and Moderator
  • James W. Thompson, Abilene Christian University Graduate School of Theology, "The Groaning and Redemption of Creation: Does Paul Speak to the Environmental Crisis?"

The 2022 Robert and Bonnie Cone Hooper Plenary

Plenary
When: June 9, 2022, 10:45 am - Thursday
Where: Collins Alumni Auditorium
Speakers
Elizabeth R. Smith, Pepperdine University, Convener
  • Michael Anastasi, The Tennessean, “Freedom of the Press: Interpretational Contestation Engaged from the Trenches”

The 2022 Fred D. Gray Plenary in Human and Civil Rights

Plenary
When: June 10, 2022, 10:45 am - Friday
Where: Collins Alumni Auditorium
Speakers
David Fleer, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Catherine Meeks, Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, Atlanta, GA, “Rags of Love in the Quilting Circle: A Metaphor for Transforming Oppressive Systems”

The Fletcher Srygley Group

When: June 8, 2022, 8:15 am - Wednesday
Where: Burton 214
Speakers
Richard Hughes, Jerry Collins, Annette McRay, Fletcher Srygley, and Perry Cotham, Conveners

Searching for a Livable World: Atlantis, Atlanta, and American Zion

American Religion
When: June 8, 2022, 8:15 am - Wednesday
Where: Burton 324
Speakers
Todd M. Brenneman, Faulkner University, Convener
  • John Young, Turner School of Theology/Amridge University, “Longing for a Better Country: The Stone-Campbell Movement and the Search for Atlantis”
  • Wesley Constandse, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, “The Crucible of Tragedy: The Willie and Martin Handcart Companies”
  • Wes Crawford, Abilene Christian University, “Taking a Page from History: What the Race Relations Workshops Can Teach Present-Day Racial Justice Activists”
  • Nathaniel Wiewora, Harding University, Respondent

“I’m Just a Layman in Pursuit of Justice:” Black Farmers Fight Against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Film and Discussion)

Civil Rights
When: June 8, 2022, 8:15 am - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 357
Speakers
Cayce Watson, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Shoun Hill, College of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Participant
  • Waymon Hinson, Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, and Justice for Black Farmers Group, Participant

Using Interprofessional Education to Advance Wellness for Vulnerable Populations

Health Sciences
When: June 8, 2022, 8:15 am - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 363
Speakers
Jennifer Shewmaker, Abilene Christian University, Convener
  • Jennifer Shewmaker, Abilene Christian University, Participant
  • Abigail Burka, Lipscomb University, “Meharry Vanderbilt Alliance: Interprofessional Education”
  • Regina Offidile, Meharry/Vanderbilt Alliance, Meharry/Vanderbilt Alliance
  • Terry Baggs, Abilene Christian University, Participant
  • Rachel Slaymaker, Abilene Christian University, Participant

The Gailyn Van Rheenen Endowed Session on Mission and World Christianity

Mission and World Christianity
When: June 8, 2022, 8:15 am - Wednesday
Where: Burton 184
Speakers
Greg McKinzie, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Kirsteen Kim, Fuller Theological Seminary, “The Spirit of Mission and the Mission of the Spirit”
  • Leonard Allen, Lipscomb University, Respondent

Adaptable for Life: The Message of the OT for Contemporary Readers Session 1, Torah and Prophets

Old Testament Studies
When: June 8, 2022, 8:15 am - Wednesday
Where: Burton 117
Speakers
Kevin Youngblood and Kilnam Cha, Harding University; Abilene Christian University, Conveners
  • Mark W. Hamilton, Abilene Christian University, “Genesis: The Book of Beginnings”
  • Justin Rogers, Freed-Hardeman University, “Leviticus: A Priestly Theology of Ancient Israel”
  • Tim Willis, Pepperdine University, “Deuteronomy: The Book of Covenant”
  • R. Mark Shipp, Independent Scholar, Austin, TX, "Isaiah: Judgment, Cleansing, Restoration"
  • Charles Rix, Oklahoma Christian University, "Becoming a Kingdom of Priests"

David Edwin Harrell, Jr. Remembered

American Religion
When: June 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 107
Speakers
Scott Billingsley, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Convener
  • Charles Reagan Wilson, University of Mississippi, Emeritus, “David Edwin Harrell, Jr’s Work in Relation to Southern and American History”
  • Brooks Blevins, Missouri State University, “David Edwin Harrell, Jr Brought the Margins of Evangelicalism into Mainstream Scholarship”
  • Steve Wolfgang, Downers Grove, IL Church of Christ, “David Edwin Harrell, Jr: Preacher and Public Historian”
  • Wayne Flynt, Auburn University, Emeritus, Respondent

The Art of Poetry for Preaching and Ministry

Arts and Spirituality
When: June 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 211
Speakers
Sara Gaston Barton, Pepperdine University, Convener
  • Derrick Jackson, First Baptist Church, Gallatin, TN, “The Power of Poetry for Congregational Ministry”
  • Mallory Wyckoff, Preemptive Love, Clearwater, FL, “I Feel, Therefore I Can Be Free: The Preacher as Poet”
  • Zac Luben, Pepperdine University, “The Pastor as Poet of the Soul”
  • Falon Opsahl Barton, University Church of Christ, Malibu, CA, Respondent

Christians, Capitalism and ESG

Business and Economics
When: June 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Wednesday
Where: Swang 102
Speakers
Andy Borchers, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • David Johnson, Harding University, “What Do I Owe My Competitors?”
  • Daniel Crouch, Baylor University, “The Enchantments of Mammon and a Romantic View of Nature”
  • Christopher Langford, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, “God and Golden Arches: Christian Thought About Enterprise in the 21st Century”
  • Marcy Binkley and Emma Best, Lipscomb University; Wake Forest University, “ESG Tax Tension”

The Future of Theological Higher Education

Church and Academy
When: June 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 205
Speakers
Heather Gorman, Johnson University, Convener (Round Table)
  • Tanya Smith Brice, Council on Social Work Education, Participant
  • Tiffany Dahlman, Abilene Christian University, Participant
  • Aaron Howard, Lipscomb University, Participant
  • Robert L. Rhodes, Abilene Christian University, Participant
  • John York, Lipscomb University, Austin Center, Participant

The Economic Impact of Medical Missions

Health Sciences
When: June 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 136
Speakers
Jeff McCormack, Oklahoma Christian University, Predisan, Convener
  • David Elrod, Lipscomb University, Moderator
  • Jennifer Gray, Chimala Mission Hospital, Participant
  • Jeff Bennie, Health Talents International, Participant
  • Sarah Catherine Teixeira, Jovenes en Camino, Participant
  • Jeff McCormack, Oklahoma Christian University, Predisan, Participant
  • Phil Ellenburg, Faith Family Medical Center, Participant

The Hermeneutics of Unity in and after Scripture 2022: Genesis 4–11: Session I

Hermeneutics of Unity in and after Scripture
When: June 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Wednesday
Where: Swang 232
Speakers
Daniel Oden, Harding University, Convener
  • Melvin Otey, Faulkner University, "Genesis 4 in 1 John 3: Cain and Abel as Models for Christian Division and Unity"
  • Kipp Swinney, Baylor University, "Inundation and Prophetic Inspiration: Communal Identity and the Use of Traditions from Genesis 4–11 in the Prophetic Corpus"
  • Wes Crawford, Abilene Christian University, “United We Fall: The Unifying Power of the Curse of Ham”
  • John Fitzgerald, University of Notre Dame, Respondent

Presidents’ Session: The Future of Christian Higher Education

Higher Education
When: June 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 241 Dorris Swang Chapel
Speakers
Trace Hebert, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Candice McQueen, Lipscomb University, President, Moderator
  • Joe Creech, Valparaiso University, Lilly Fellows Program Director
  • Joel E. Anderson University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Chancellor Emeritus
  • Mike Adams, University of Georgia, President Emeritus
  • Keith Hinkle, Lipscomb University, Senior Vice President of Advancement
  • Brian Stogner, Rochester University, President

Christianity and the Laws of Conscience

Law, Policy, and Justice
When: June 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 357
Speakers
Jeff Baker, Pepperdine University School of Law, Convener
  • Jeffrey B. Hammond, Faulkner University Jones School of Law, Participant
  • Nathan Chapman, University of Georgia School of Law, Participant
  • Christopher Tollefsen, University of South Carolina, Participant

Teaching Katharine Hayhoe’s Saving Us: An Interdisciplinary Examination of “What I Did, What Worked, and How to Reach Students”

Sustainability
When: June 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 363
Speakers
Kimberly Reed, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Kendra Jernigan, Abilene Christian University, Participant
  • Christopher Doran, Pepperdine University, Participant
  • Emily Stutzman, Lipscomb University, Participant
  • Scott Lamascus, Oklahoma Christian University, Participant
  • Katharine Hayhoe, Nature Conservancy, Respondent

Major Book Review: Brad East The Doctrine of Scripture

Theology
When: June 8, 2022, 1:00 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 207
Speakers
Joseph K. Gordon, Johnson University, Convener
  • Lauren Smelser White, Lipscomb University, Reviewer
  • Alden Bass, Oklahoma Christian University, Reviewer
  • Joseph K. Gordon, Johnson University, Reviewer
  • Leonard Allen, Lipscomb University, Reviewer
  • Brad East, Abilene Christian University, Respondent

Revisiting Baptized In Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause

American Religion
When: June 8, 2022, 2:45 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 107
Speakers
Richard T. Hughes, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • James Lee McDonough, Auburn University, Emeritus, “William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life”
  • Andrew Polk, Middle Tennessee State University, “Faith in Freedom: Propaganda, Presidential Politics, and the Making of an American Religion”
  • Anthony Hendricks The Public, Franklin, Tennessee
  • Charles Reagan Wilson, University of Mississippi, Emeritus, “Baptized in Blood”

Icons of the South

Arts and Spirituality
When: June 8, 2022, 2:45 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 211
Speakers
Micki Pulleyking, Missouri State University, Convener
  • Michael Streissguth, Le Moyne College, “What I've Finally Concluded About Johnny Cash”
  • Brooks Blevins, Missouri State University, “Two Days in the Ozarks: George D. Hay and the Origins of the Grand Ole Opry”
  • Vic Hunter, Independent Scholar, Denver, CO, “Human Brokenness and the Perilous Journey toward Wholeness: What Pat Conroy Has Taught Me about Preaching”

Personal and Corporate Social Responsibility

Business and Economics
When: June 8, 2022, 2:45 pm - Wednesday
Where: Swang 112
Speakers
Andy Borchers, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • James Woodrow, Vanguard University, “Forces for Good: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Social Responsibility”
  • Brian Starr, Lubbock Christian University, “Altruistic Behavior and Future Income”
  • T. Kyle Tippens, Abilene Christian University, “What Then Should We Do?: Practical Christian Approaches to Responsible Retirement Investing”
  • Larry Bumgardner and Maretno Agus Harjoto, Pepperdine University, “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Legal and Financial Perspectives for Inclusion of ESG Funds in Retirement Plans”

Ways of Knowing in Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi

Christianity, Literature, and Language
When: June 8, 2022, 2:45 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 232
Speakers
Matthew Bardowell, Missouri Baptist University, Convener
  • Julie Ooms, Missouri Baptist University, “The Ethics of Intellectual Appetite in Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi”
  • Matthew Bardowell, Missouri Baptist University, “The Scent of Faerie in Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi”
  • David Mahfood, Johnson University, “Rectitude and the Truth of Things: Anselm, Piranesi, and the Moral Value of Science”
  • Shawn Grant, Johnson University, “The Romantic Impulse in Piranesi: Wordsworth and the Beauty of the House”

Movies and Meaning: An Open Conversation on Film as Religious and Theological Texts

Film Studies
When: June 8, 2022, 2:45 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 263
Speakers
Joi Carr, Pepperdine University, Convener and Moderator

Fountain of Life

J.J.M. Roberts' Lecture in Old Testament Studies
When: June 8, 2022, 2:45 pm - Wednesday
Speakers
Mark W. Hamilton and Mark Sneed, Abilene Christian University; Lubbock Christian University, Conveners
  • Ellen Davis, Duke Divinity School, Speaker

Mission and the Holy Spirit

Mission and World Christianity
When: June 8, 2022, 2:45 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 205
Speakers
Greg McKinzie, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Mark Love, Rochester University, Panelist
  • Lauren Smelser White, Lipscomb University, Panelist
  • Chris Flanders, Abilene Christian University, Panelist
  • Kirsteen Kim, Fuller Theological Seminary, Respondent

Current Trends in Homiletics: Conversations in Theory and Practice

Practical Theology
When: June 8, 2022, 2:45 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 207
Speakers
Mason Lee, Abilene Christian University Graduate School of Theology, Convener
  • Lucas Lynn Christensen, University of Notre Dame, “Phantastic Preaching: Methodological Considerations on Ekphrastic Homiletic and the Exegesis of Liturgical Space through the Lens of Rhetorical Vision”
  • David Latimore, Princeton Theological Seminary, “The Neoliberal Homiletic”
  • Tim Sensing, Abilene Christian University, “Being There Even When You Are Not: Presence in Distance Preaching”
  • Tiffany Dahlman, Abilene Christian University, Respondent

The Politicization of Science, A Roundtable Session

Science
When: June 8, 2022, 2:45 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 363
Speakers
John Lewis and Amanda Ellis, Lipscomb University; Lubbock Christian University, Conveners
  • Candice Ortbals-Wiser, Abilene Christian University, Political Science
  • Lee Mayo, Lipscomb University, Philosophy
  • Pedro Garcia, Ask and Wonder, Independent Scholar
  • Amanda Nichols, Oklahoma Christian University, Chemistry and Physical Science
  • Katharine Hayhoe, Nature Conservancy, Atmospheric Scientist

Major Book Review: Leonard Allen, In the Great Stream: Imagining Churches of Christ in the Christian Tradition (Abilene Christian University Press, 2021)

Theology
When: June 8, 2022, 2:45 pm - Wednesday
Where: Ezell 136
Speakers
John Mark Hicks, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Arthur Sutherland, Loyola University, Reviewer
  • Heather Gorman, Johnson University, Reviewer
  • Laura Locke Estes, Pepperdine University, Reviewer
  • Leonard Allen, Lipscomb University, Respondent

Landon Saunders’ Lecture: The Human Being: The Nexus of the World and Faith, “Lecture, Interview and Interaction with Kristen du Mez”

Landon Saunders' Lecture
When: June 8, 2022, 7:15 pm - Wednesday
Where: Shinn Event Hall
Speakers
John D. Barton, Pepperdine University, Convener
  • Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Calvin University and Author, Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation, Lecturer
  • Sara Gaston Barton, Pepperdine University, Interviewee and Moderator

Human Resources Management Issues

Business and Economics
When: June 9, 2022, 9:00 am - Thursday
Where: Swang 102
Speakers
Andy Borchers, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Wilhemina Odarkor Ofori, Heritage Christian College, “Telecommuting: A Mirage for Academic Librarians”
  • Jim Joseph, Le Moyne College, “Bankruptcy and Human Resources: A Case Study”
  • David Bosch, Boyce: The College at Southern, “Work Values and the GIG Economy: A Comparison of Pre and Post Pandemic across Generations”

Social Network Sites and HR Processes

Business and Economics
When: June 9, 2022, 9:00 am - Thursday
Where: Swang 100
Speakers
Jennifer Golden, Abilene Christian University, Convener
  • Jennifer Golden, Abilene Christian University, Panelist
  • Phil Vardiman, Abilene Christian University, Panelist
  • Mindy Welch, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Panelist

Mental Health, Stigma, and Masculinity

Health Sciences
When: June 9, 2022, 9:00 am - Thursday
Where: Ezell 234
Speakers
Andrew Mauldin, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Omaran D. Lee, Nashville General Hospital, Participant
  • David Suddeth, Nazarene Trevecca, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Participant

The Hermeneutics of Unity in and after Scripture 2022: Genesis 4–11: Session II

Hermeneutics of Unity in and after Scripture
When: June 9, 2022, 9:00 am - Thursday
Where: Swang 232
Speakers
David Stark, Faulkner University, Convener
  • Jared Saltz, Florida College, "Unity and Exclusivity: The Table of Nations and Fictive Kinships in the Hellenistic World"
  • Jeff Childers, Abilene Christian University, "'In the Guise of Wrath Did He Give the Riches of His Beneficence': The Drama of Divine Pedagogy in Early Syrian Interpretations of Genesis 11:1–9"
  • John Mark Hicks, Lipscomb University, "Resisting Babel: A Polemic Against Imperial Power"
  • Daniel Oden, Harding University, Response

Major Book Review: Richard T. Hughes, The Grace of Troublesome Questions

Interdisciplinary Studies
When: June 9, 2022, 9:00 am - Thursday
Where: Ezell 138
Speakers
Jason Fikes, Abilene Christian University Press, Convener
  • Raymond Carr, Harvard University, Reviewer
  • Joe Creech, Valparaiso University, Reviewer
  • Kathy Pulley, Missouri State University, Emeritus, Reviewer
  • Richard T. Hughes, Lipscomb University, Respondent

Confession and Repentance: Understanding Christian Calls for Racial Justice and a Beloved Community in the American Church and Academy

Law, Policy, and Justice
When: June 9, 2022, 9:00 am - Thursday
Where: Ezell 357
Speakers
Jennifer Lee Koh, Pepperdine University, Nootbar Institute of Law, Religion & Ethics, Convener
  • Anthony Cook, Georgetown Law, Participant
  • Brant Lee, University of Akron School of Law, Participant
  • Ruth L. Okediji, Harvard Law School, Participant
  • Robert Chao Romero, UCLA, Participant

Latin American Missions

Mission and World Christianity
When: June 9, 2022, 9:00 am - Thursday
Where: Ezell 211
Speakers
Chris Flanders, Abilene Christian University, Convener
  • Steve Austin, Texas International Bible Institute, “Challenges and Opportunities in Online Theological Education in Latin America”
  • Joshua Marcum, Escuela Quiteña de Estudios Bíblicos, “Bi-vocational Missions: ‘Operation Ecuador’ as a Viable Model of Sustainability”
  • Timothy Archer, Herald of Truth, “What Can’t Be Embargoed: U.S.-Cuban Church Relations”
  • J. Omar Palafox, Abilene Christian University, Respondent

Rhetoric and Relationship in Late Antiquity

Patristics
When: June 9, 2022, 9:00 am - Thursday
Where: Ezell 232
Speakers
Tera Harmon, Abilene Christian University, Convener
  • Nathan D. Howard, University of Tennessee at Martin, “Philostratus, Eunapius, and the Martializing of Correspondence in Gregory of Nazianzus”
  • J. Caleb Little, Baylor University, “The Word Our Healer: Transformation, Creaturely Integrity, and the Image of Healing in Athanasius’ Soteriology”
  • Marcin Wysocki, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL), Poland, “Visit Me with Your letters” (Paulinus, ep. 3,5). Traveling and Hospitality Exemplified in the Collections of Christian Latin Letters of the 4th and 5th Century (Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Paulinus of Nola)

Critical Review and Conversation: At the Blue Hole: Elegy for a Church on the Edge

Practical Theology
When: June 9, 2022, 9:00 am - Thursday
Where: Ezell 207
Speakers
Trevor Thompson, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Convener
  • Tanya Smith Brice, Council on Social Work Education, Participant
  • Tiffany Yecke Brooks, Author and Independent Scholar, Participant
  • Monte Cox, Harding University, Participant
  • Jack R. Reese, Northside Church of Christ, San Antonio, TX, Response

Climate Resiliency and the Church: Case Studies from Eastern and Southeastern Congregations

Sustainability
When: June 9, 2022, 9:00 am - Thursday
Where: Ezell 363
Speakers
G. Dodd Galbreath and Christopher Doran, Lipscomb University; Pepperdine University, Conveners
  • Avery Davis Lamb, Creation Justice Ministries, “Weathering the Storm: Churches as Hubs of Climate Resilience”
  • Josh Richardson and Daniel Joranko, Brugmansia Ministries; Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light, “Ecclesiology and Climatology: The Incorporation of Climate Resilience and Adaptation into the Life of the Local Church”

“A Religious History of the American People”: A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective

American Religion
When: June 9, 2022, 1:45 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 357
Speakers
Todd M. Brenneman, Faulkner University, Convener
  • Christina Littlefield, Pepperdine University, Participant
  • Thomas Whittaker, LeTourneau University, Participant
  • Jack Scott, California Community College System, Chancellor, Emeritus, Participant

Perspectives for Christian Education

Business and Economics
When: June 9, 2022, 1:45 pm - Thursday
Where: Swang 102
Speakers
Andy Borchers, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Conrad Kakraba, Heritage Christian College, “Missional Entrepreneurship: The Role of Truth TV in a Hurting African Continent”
  • David Perkins and Phil Vardiman, Abilene Christian University, “Study Abroad - Beyond the Classroom: Partnering with Students to Develop Intentional Leadership, Connected Relationships, and Motivated Spiritual Discovery”
  • Susan Galbreath, Lipscomb University, “Post Covid Pandemic Teaching Take-aways”
  • Nina Morel, Donita Brown, and Allison Duke, Lipscomb University, “Mindfulness and Meditation Practices to Support Learning in Christian Colleges”

Speaking in Tongues

Everett Ferguson Lecture Early Christian Studies
When: June 9, 2022, 1:45 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 301
Speakers
Laura Nasrallah, Yale Divinity School, Lecturer

Beloved Community: A Workshop

Law, Policy, and Justice
When: June 9, 2022, 1:45 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 241
Speakers
Richard T. Hughes, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Catherine Meeks, Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, Atlanta, GA, Participant
  • Randall Balmer, Dartmouth College, Participant

Contemporary Missiology

Mission and World Christianity
When: June 9, 2022, 1:45 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 205
Speakers
Chris Flanders, Abilene Christian University, Convener
  • Mark Thiesen, Hazel Dell Church of Christ, WA, “Unity or Truth? How Different Missionary Understandings of Restoration Led to Divergent Churches of Christ in Malawi”
  • Evans Lartey, Heritage Christian College, “Ecological Degradation: Examining the Theological Impact of Community Activities on Atiwa Forest, Ghana”
  • Brad Cawyer, Texas Tech University, “A Medi-Cultural Call for the Multi-Cultural Congregation”
  • Aaron Wheeler, Ozark Christian College, Respondent

Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Colloquium, Session I

Old Testament Studies
When: June 9, 2022, 1:45 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 234
Speakers
Kipp Swinney, Baylor University, Convener
  • Clay Smith, Baylor University, “Enforcing Loyalty: Neo-Assyrian Officers and Deuteronomy’s Levites as Administrators of the adê”
  • Tim Willis, Pepperdine University, First Respondent
  • Lance Hawley, Harding Graduate School of Religion, Second Respondent
  • Jared Saltz, Florida College, Third Respondent
  • Open Discussion, Closing

“Who Decides, Who Decides?” The Angst of the Leadership Polity in Churches of Christ

Practical Theology
When: June 9, 2022, 1:45 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 207
Speakers
Grady King, HOPE Network, Convener
  • Carson Reed, Abilene Christian University, “The Vantage: Consulting Conversations and Work with Church Leaders”
  • Suzie Macaluso, Abilene Christian University, “Vantage: Quantitative Research Learnings about Leadership from Church Health Assessment of Thirty Plus Congregations”
  • J. Omar Palafox, Abilene Christian University, “Reflections on Leadership in the ‘Brown Church’”
  • Rob McRay Interim Ministry Partners, HOPE Network

Teaching Sustainability: Programming and Pedagogy from Three Different Disciplines

Sustainability
When: June 9, 2022, 1:45 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 363
Speakers
Jim Carpenter, Abilene Christian University, Convener
  • Rebecca Selove and Jaclyn Spivey, Tennessee State University; Lipscomb University, “‘Hope’ as an Integrative Theme in ‘Psychology of Sustainability’”
  • G. Dodd Galbreath, Lipscomb University, “Educating Graduate Sustainability Professionals: 15 Years of Programming, Pedagogy, and Practice”
  • Christopher Doran, Pepperdine University, “Undergraduate Programming in Sustainability: Lessons in Program Planning and Design”
  • Katharine Hayhoe, Nature Conservancy, Respondent

Disabilities, Resurrected Bodies, and Philosophy

Theology and Philosophy
When: June 9, 2022, 1:45 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 211
Speakers
David Mahfood, Johnson University, Convener
  • Jacquelyn Harootunian-Cutts, Saint Louis University, “Heavenly Perfection, Heart’s Desires, and Those Who Lack the Use of Reason”
  • Derek Estes, Saint Louis University, “Reflections on the Wounds of Christ: A Thomistic Account of Disability in the Resurrection”
  • Andrea Thornton, Saint Louis University, Respondent

The Limits, Lingerings, and Liabilities of Pacifism in the 20th-century Stone-Campbell Movement

American Religion
When: June 9, 2022, 3:30 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 205
Speakers
Corey J. Markum, Freed-Hardeman University, Convener
  • Joshua Ward Jeffery, Navajo Technical University, “Restorationist Non-Resistance as a Threat to America”
  • Greg Massey, Freed-Hardeman University, “Tested by War: Pacifism at Freed-Hardeman College, 1907–1945”
  • Blake Perkins, Williams Baptist University, “‘War is Wrong, Period’: Church of Christ Preacher W. Kay Moser’s Conscientious Objection During the Korean War”
  • Carisse Mickey Berryhill, Abilene Christian University, Respondent

The Unfinished Road to Racial Justice: An Artistic Exploration via The Tower Road Bus

Arts and Spirituality
When: June 9, 2022, 3:30 pm - Thursday
Where: Swang 112
Speakers
Micki Pulleyking, Missouri State University, Convener
  • Michael Streissguth, Le Moyne College, Filmmaker
  • DiAaron Morrison, University of Memphis, Respondent

Finding Awe: Building Personal Resilience and Inspiring Others

Business and Economics
When: June 9, 2022, 3:30 pm - Thursday
Where: Swang 102
Speakers
Jeff Thompson, Lipscomb University, Convener

Strategic, Technologic and Theological Issues

Business and Economics
When: June 9, 2022, 3:30 pm - Thursday
Where: Swang 110
Speakers
Andy Borchers, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Brad Lemler, Howard Payne University, “If My College Closes, would it Be Missed? The Importance of Mission in Challenging Times: An Integration of Insights from Business and Theology”
  • Joe Faith, Harding University, “The Current State of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education”
  • Clifford Anderson, Vanderbilt University, “A Theology of Intellectual Property”
  • Maretno Agus Harjoto, Pepperdine University, “Embracing Technology for Teaching during the Pandemic: Evidence from Pepperdine University” Pecha Khuca
  • Tim Creel, Mark Jobe, Joseph Bamber, and Andy Borchers, Lipscomb University, “Business Lessons from Nehemiah”

Communities of Practice in Christian Higher Education

Centers for Teaching and Learning
When: June 9, 2022, 3:30 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 232
Speakers
Hope Nordstrom, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Julia Osteen, Lipscomb University, “Flourishing in Higher Education through a Coaching Initiative”
  • Olga Pahom, Cathy Box, and Amanda Ellis, Lubbock Christian University, “Women, Writing, and the Pandemic: An Autoethnographic Study on Factors that Constrain and Support Women’s Research Writing”
  • Noel S. Adams, Marquette University, “Challenges and Opportunities for Christian Universities in the 21st Century: Christian Identity Amidst Secular and Market Forces”

Confession and Repentance: Responding to Christian Calls for Racial Justice and a Beloved Community in the American Church and Academy: Roundtable

Law, Policy, and Justice
When: June 9, 2022, 3:30 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 357
Speakers
Jeff Baker, Pepperdine University School of Law, Convener
  • Leslie Patrice Culver, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Participant
  • George Walters-Sleyon, Emory University Center for Study of Law and Religion, Participant
  • Damon Horton, California Baptist University, Participant
  • Brandon Paradise, Rutgers Law School, Participant
  • Jerome Dees, Faulkner University, Jones School of Law, Participant
  • Jennifer Lee Koh, Pepperdine University, Nootbar Institute of Law, Religion & Ethics, Participant

Sustainable Missions for a Livable World

Mission and World Christianity
When: June 9, 2022, 3:30 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 241
Speakers
Jim Carpenter, Abilene Christian University, Convener
  • Steve Sherman, Lipscomb University, Panelist
  • Benny Baker, Misión Para Cristo, Panelist
  • Jody Jones, Abilene Christian University, Panelist
  • Doris Clark, Predisan, Panelist

Review of Laura Nasrallah’s Archaeology and the Letters of Paul (Oxford University Press)

New Testament
When: June 9, 2022, 3:30 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 234
Speakers
Kindalee Pfremmer De Long, Pepperdine University, Convener
  • Betsey A. Robinson, Vanderbilt University, Reviewer
  • Richard A. Wright, Abilene Christian University, Reviewer
  • Laura Nasrallah, Yale Divinity School, Respondent

Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Colloquium, Session II

Old Testament Studies
When: June 9, 2022, 3:30 pm - Thursday
Where: Swang 232
Speakers
Ryan Replogle, Hebrew Union, Convener
  • Fuller Ming, Lancaster Bible College, “Recycling from Exodus: Why the Syriac Peshitta May Be a Better Foundation for Some Parts of the OT than the Masoretic Text for Text Critical Analysis”
  • Laura Locke Estes, Pepperdine University, Respondent
  • Joshua Turpin, Brite Divinity School, “Pledging Loyalty: A Womanist-Accomplice Approach to Ruth 1:16-17”
  • Grant Testut, Oklahoma Christian University, Respondent

“You are the Body of Christ”: Ecclesiology for Troubled Times

Practical Theology
When: June 9, 2022, 3:30 pm - Thursday
Where: Swang 100
Speakers
Gary S. Selby, Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University, Convener
  • Richard Norton, Order of Julian of Norwich, “Julian of Norwich, The Church and Covid19: Towards a Scholarly and Pastoral Approach to the Present Crisis”
  • Lana Lockhart, Spelman College, “Her Own Anointing: Gender Equality and African American Churches of Christ”
  • Gary S. Selby, Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University, “Looking Back Together: The Church as Community of Memory”
  • Miriam Y. Perkins, Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University, Respondent

Zero Carbon Emission Energy: The State of Research, Common and Emerging Technologies, and Future Trends, A Roundtable Discussion

Sustainability
When: June 9, 2022, 3:30 pm - Thursday
Where: Ezell 363
Speakers
G. Dodd Galbreath, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Peter Candelaria, Silicon Ranch Corporation, “Solar Energy: Recent Growth and Future Opportunity for a Zero Emissions Technology”
  • Rusty Towell, Abilene Christian University, “Advanced Nuclear Research and Development: ACU NEXT Lab’s Molten Salt Research Reactor and the Natura Development Plan”
  • Jim Rossi, Vanderbilt University Law School, “Public Utilities at the Climate Crossroads”
  • Katharine Hayhoe, Nature Conservancy, Respondent

Major Book Review Session: Brooks Blevins’ trilogy, A History of the Ozarks, with an Emphasis on the ‘Religion of the Ozarks’

American Religion
When: June 10, 2022, 9:00 am - Friday
Where: Ezell 207
Speakers
Kathy Pulley, Missouri State University, Emeritus, Convener
  • Scott Billingsley, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Reviewer
  • John Schmalzbauer, Missouri State University, Reviewer
  • Charles Reagan Wilson, University of Mississippi, Emeritus, Reviewer
  • Brooks Blevins, Missouri State University, Respondent

Forming the Formers: Helping Faculty Articulate Their Calling: A Roundtable Discussion

Centers for Teaching and Learning
When: June 10, 2022, 9:00 am - Friday
Where: Ezell 211
Speakers
Cliff A. Barbarick, Abilene Christian University, Convener
  • Cliff A. Barbarick, Abilene Christian University, Panelist
  • Cathy Box, Lubbock Christian University, Panelist
  • Ben Ries, Abilene Christian University, Panelist
  • David Cunningham, Hope College, NetVUE, Panelist
  • Falon Opsahl Barton University Church of Christ, Malibu, CA

Building a Livable World through Diverse Languages, Literatures, and Cultures: Linguistic and Literary Studies in Bi-/Multilingualism and Bi-/Multiculturalism

Christianity, Literature, and Language
When: June 10, 2022, 9:00 am - Friday
Where: Ezell 232
Speakers
Olga Pahom, Lubbock Christian University, Convener
  • Olga Pahom, Lubbock Christian University, “Building Common Ground in a Multilingual World: Spanish-English Bilingual Couples and Language Choices”
  • Abraham Mata, Lubbock Christian University, “Transatlantic Religious Discourse in Imperial Spain: A Literary Analysis of Spanish and Portuguese Sermons by Early Abolitionists”
  • Karen Beth Strovas, Wayland Baptist University, “Immigrating into Marriage: Women’s Language and Marital Experience in Postcolonial Indian Fiction”
  • Katie Weiss, Texas Tech University, “Sitcoms as Language-Learning Tools for Emerging Bilinguals: A Corpus Linguistic Study of Full House (1987) and Fuller House (2016)”

Theological Education: Irrelevant to the Church?

Church and Academy
When: June 10, 2022, 9:00 am - Friday
Where: Ezell 234
Speakers
Lauren Calvin Cooke, Emory University, Convener
  • Christopher Dowdy, Paul Quinn College, Participant
  • Kaitlin Hardy Shetler, Vera Institute of Justice, Participant
  • Michael Van Huis, Abilene Christian University, Participant
  • Angela Sims, Colgate Roger Crozer Divinity School, President

Barriers of White Resistance toward Racial Progress

Civil Rights
When: June 10, 2022, 9:00 am - Friday
Where: Swang 234
Speakers
Emily Stutzman, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Emily Stutzman, Lipscomb University, “Black Farmers United Against Institutional Discrimination by the USDA: An Analysis of an Ongoing Conflict”
  • Edward Carson, The Governor's Academy, “Maintaining Whiteness: The Churches of Christ and its Anti-Black Narrative”
  • Corey J. Markum, Freed-Hardeman University, “Restorationist Monuments: A Civil War Framework for Considering Memory, Legacy, and Race at Churches of Christ Colleges & Universities”

Partnerships in Wellness: Service Learning in the Health Professions

Health Sciences
When: June 10, 2022, 9:00 am - Friday
Where: Swang 100
Speakers
Ruth Henry, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Autumn Marshall, Lipscomb University, Participant
  • Ruth Henry, Lipscomb University, Participant
  • Kathy Williams, Lipscomb University, Participant

Abolition or Reform? Christian Thinkers and Practitioners on Prisons, Policing, and Law

Interdisciplinary Studies
When: June 10, 2022, 9:00 am - Friday
Where: Swang 230
Speakers
Ben Peterson, Abilene Christian University, Convener
  • Kimberly McCall, Lipscomb University, Participant
  • Andrew Krinks, American Friends Service Committee, Participant
  • Malcolm Scott, Abilene Christian University, Participant
  • Ashlee Sellars, Raphah Institute, Participant

Challenges of Collaboration and Construction in Majority World Theological Development

Mission and World Christianity
When: June 10, 2022, 9:00 am - Friday
Where: Swang 242
Speakers
Nathan Bills, Heritage Christian College, Convener
  • Samuel Twumasi-Ankrah and Nathan Bills, Heritage Christian College, “We Do Not Come Empty-Handed: Gifts the Majority World Church Offer to Western Partners”
  • David Baer, Theological Education Initiative, Fundación Universitaria Seminario Bíblico de Colombia, “Response to Twumasi-Ankrah and Bills: Why Is This Not Easier?”
  • Komi Hiagbe, Global Theological Seminary, Accra, Ghana, “Thy Kingdom Come: The Church and Cultural Reconstruction for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa”
  • Gary Wheaton, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, “A Prophetic Challenge to Cultural Norms: Lessons from an Early Christian Community for Cultural Reconstruction”

Adaptable for Life: The Message of the OT for Contemporary Readers Session 2: Prophets

Old Testament Studies
When: June 10, 2022, 9:00 am - Friday
Where: Swang 244
Speakers
Kevin Youngblood and Kilnam Cha, Harding University; Abilene Christian University, Conveners
  • Kevin Youngblood, Harding University, “Jeremiah: Prophet of Contested Calling, Ancient Curse, and New Covenant”
  • Grant Testut, Oklahoma Christian University, “Amos: A Prophet Redefined”
  • Lance Hawley, Harding Graduate School of Religion, “The Book of Job: Suffering with Integrity”
  • Mark Sneed, Lubbock Christian University, "Ecclesiastes: Learning to Align Your Life to Divine Sovereignty"
  • Jordan Guy, Harding University, "Self-Driving Classes: How the Use of Learning Centers in the Classroom Re-trained My Students to Take Charge of Their Own Educational Experience"

Critique and Conversation: Chasing the Devil at Foggy Bottom: The Future of Religion in U.S. Diplomacy by Shaun Casey

Political Science
When: June 10, 2022, 9:00 am - Friday
Where: Ezell 357
Speakers
Trevor Thompson, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Convener
  • Daniel K. Williams, University of West Georgia, Participant
  • Stacy Patty, Lubbock Christian University, Participant
  • John D. Barton, Pepperdine University, Participant
  • Mark W. Hamilton, Abilene Christian University, Participant
  • Shaun Casey, Havard Divinity School, Response

Teaching Biology at a Christian University: A Round Table Discussion

Science
When: June 10, 2022, 9:00 am - Friday
Where: Ezell 363
Speakers
Helen Irene Holmlund, Pepperdine University, Convener
  • Helen Irene Holmlund, Pepperdine University, Participant
  • Dwayne Simmons, Baylor University, Participant
  • Jon Lowrance, Lipscomb University, Participant
  • Steve Murphree, Belmont University, Participant

How the Arts Can Enrich Conversations on Creation Care

Sustainability
When: June 10, 2022, 9:00 am - Friday
Where: Ezell 147
Speakers
Nancy Posey, Lipscomb University, Convener
  • Don Chaffer, Lipscomb University, Music Production and Engineering, Participant
  • Phil Joel, Performance Musician Christian (Newboys), Participant
  • Matt Logan, Lipscomb University, Poetry, Participant
  • Nancy Posey, Lipscomb University, Participant

Engagements with Pope Francis’s Ecological Theology

Theology and Philosophy
When: June 10, 2022, 9:00 am - Friday
Where: Swang 232
Speakers
Matthew Hale, Catholic University of America, Convener
  • Chance Juliano, Southern Methodist University, “Negative Aggression as an Ethical Warrant for Tax-Funded Welfare: Drawing Insights from Fratelli Tutti and Rerum Novarum”
  • Liam de los Reyes, Mount Angel Seminary, “‘Sacred Rights’ and Integral Ecology: Land, Labor, and Lodging and the Economy of Exclusion”
  • Andrew Sutherland, Baylor University, “Pope Francis, Integral Development, and the Financialization of Daily Life”

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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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