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2023 Speakers

Meet the Speakers

The 2022 CSC will feature 5 diverse and stimulating plenary events, all under the theme, “What Will Be Our Future?”

Plenary Events

Willie Jennings

Willie Jennings

Theologian, Author, Minister

Yale Divinity School

N.T. Wright

N.T. Wright

Scholar, Author, Professor

Oxford University

Fred D. Gray Plenary in Human and Civil Rights Speaker


Dr. Willie Jennings received his B.A. in Religion and Theological Studies from Calvin College, his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from Duke University. He is currently Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale University Divinity School. He is the author of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race as well as After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging. He is the recipient of the 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his groundbreaking work on race and Christianity.

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Abraham J. Malherbe Plenary Speaker


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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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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