Meet the Speakers
The 2024 CSC will feature 5 diverse and stimulating plenary events, all under the theme which will be announced soon.
Frank and Della Pack Plenary Speaker
Fred D. Gray Plenary in Human and Civil Rights Speaker
Dr. Esau McCaulley, author and associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, will deliver the eighth annual Fred D. Gray Plenary in Human and Civil Rights.
Dr. McCaulley’s research and writing focus on New Testament theology. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of St. Andrews where he studied under the direction of scholar N.T. Wright. His doctoral dissertation, entitled Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance, looks at the role Jewish messianism played in Paul’s argument in Galatians that Jesus has made believers heirs in the Messiah to the Abrahamic promises.
In 2019 he published the award-winning book Reading While Black, the timing of which happened to coincide with a widespread national conversation on race. Since then, his work has continued to expand into more public theology, including a children’s book entitled Josey Johnson’s Hair and the Holy Spirit. He is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. His writings have also appeared in places such as The Atlantic, Washington Post and Christianity Today.
Prof. N.T. (Tom) Wright is Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. He is one of the world's leading Bible scholars, with expertise in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, the New Testament, and Biblical Studies. He is also Emeritus Professor at the University of St. Andrews and the former Bishop of Durham. He has published over 85 books including: The Case for the Psalms; How God Became King; Simply Jesus; After You Believe; Surprised by Hope; Simply Christian; The New Testament and the People of God; Jesus and the Victory of God; The Resurrection of the Son of God; and most recently, Paul and the Faithfulness of God. He is co-founder of N.T. Wright Online which features over 40 online courses.
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John T. Willis Plenary Speaker
The 2024 John T. Willis Plenary speaker will be announced soon.
Robert E. and Bonnie Cone Hooper Plenary Event
The 2024 Robert E. and Bonnie Cone Hooper plenary event will be announced soon.
Landon Saunders' Lecturer on the Human Being: the Nexus of World and Faith
Information about the 2024 Landon Saunders Lecture will be announced soon.
Gailyn Van Rheenen Lecturer in Mission and World Christianity
Information about the 2024 Gailyn Van Rheenen Lecture will be announced soon.
Everett Ferguson Lecturer in Early Christian Studies
Information about the 2024 Everett Ferguson Lecture will be announced soon.