Call for Papers
The CSC invites submissions of papers and posters to be presented at the 2023 annual meeting. We seek proposals for more than 25 sections across the disciplines.
The following sections are formed to create peer review, generative, panel (working group), poster and performance sessions within their respective disciplines. Section leaders and their committees typically represent a diversity of institutions and are responsible for two to three sessions each year.
Insularity occurs when various communities or groups seem incapable of effectively communicating with one another. Sociologists, political scientists, philosophers, and theologians have observed various facets of this issue. We will refer to this phenomenon as “the problem of insularity.” Differing sources of knowledge and norms of adjudication, among other things, buttress the insularity problem. Some examples of insularity's impact within the U.S. include the polarized response to COVID-19, the increasingly vocal debate over climate change, and the argument for and against criminal justice reform. No matter the topic, it seems possible that the Christian tradition has a wealth of resources to address various facets of the problem of insularity. If so, how might resources from the Christian tradition help dissolve our silos and echo chambers for the sake of our shared future?
This session invites scholars in the fields of Biblical studies, Christian education, ethics, history, philosophy/sociology of religion, practical and systematic theology, as well as religious studies to join this conversation. We are seeking submissions that draw upon witnesses from the Christian tradition, broadly conceived, and apply the thought of such witnesses to the problem of insularity and related issues. Preference will be given to students currently enrolled in doctoral programs. Co-authored papers are also welcome. Financial assistance to defray the cost of attending the conference may be available to selected presenters.
A 250-word abstract should be submitted to Hannah Sutton-Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSC Section Committees
The following sections are formed to create peer review, generative, panel (working group), poster and performance sessions within their respective disciplines. Section chairs (designated by an email address) and their committees typically represent a diversity of institutions and are responsible for two to three sessions each year.
- Kathy Pulley, Missouri State University, Emeritus, Chair, email@example.com
- Scott Billingsley, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
- Todd Brenneman, Faulkner University
- Douglas A. Foster, Abilene Christian University, Emeritus
- James Gorman, Johnson University
- Richard T. Hughes, Lipscomb University
- Corey Markum, Freed-Hardeman University
- Andy Borchers, Lipscomb University, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rob Touchstone, Lipscomb University
- Allen W. Frazier, Harding University
- Orneita Burton, Abilene Christian University
- Russell Dabbs, Lubbock Christian University
- N. Lamar Reinsch, Lubbock Christian University
- Tanya Smith Brice, Council on Social Work Education, Chair, email@example.com
- Joel Anderson, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Chancellor Emeritus
- Raymond Carr, Harvard University
- Joi Carr, Pepperdine University
- Wes Crawford, Abilene Christian University
- Claire Frederick, Lipscomb University
- William Lofton Turner, Lipscomb University
- Dwayne Towell, Lipscomb University, co-chair firstname.lastname@example.org
- James Prather, Abilene Christian University, co-chair email@example.com
- Susan Hammond, Faulkner University
- Robert Nix, Oklahoma Christian University
- Ray Pettit, University of Virginia
- Kenan Casey, Freed Hardeman University
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- Chris Gonzalez, Lipscomb University, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
- John Struloeff, Pepperdine University, Chair, email@example.com
- Terry Engle, Harding University
- Nancy Posey, Lipscomb University
The Creative Writing Section develops two types of panels: 1) Reading Panels, where the panelists read their own creative works of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction and 2) Writers Discussion Panels, where the panelists analyze, interpret, and discuss creative works by contemporary or past authors; significantly, the Section approaches these panel subjects primarily as writers: concerned with craft, author choices, how the work stands out or functions from a writer's perspective, understanding the structure of the work, how form matches content, how we can learn from the style or project of each book, how the work has influenced our own writing.
- Hannah Sutton-Adams, Boston College, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chance Juliano, Southern Methodist University
- Quincy Byrdsong, Lipscomb University, Chair, email@example.com
- Jeff McCormack, Oklahoma Christian University
- Jennifer Shewmaker, Abilene Christian University
- John D. Barton, Pepperdine University, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Landon Saunders, Heartbeat, Co-Chair
- Kathy Pulley, Missouri State University
- Arthur Sutherland, Loyola University, Maryland
- Lee C. Camp, Lipscomb University
- Mike Cope, Midland, Texas
The History of the Landon Saunders Endowed Lecture:
- 2021, Miroslav Volf, "Meanings and Dimensions of Flourishing: A Programmatic Sketch"
- 2019, Miroslav Volf, "Religion 2068: Why Technological Advances Will Make Religion More Needed than it is Now"
- 2018, James Walters, "The 'World' as Context: Paul's Moral Reasoning in 1 Cor 5:1-11:1"
- 2017, Landon Saunders, "Toward a Relevant Theology in/for Public Spaces"
- 2016, Landon Saunders, "On Being Human as the Nexus of World and Faith"
- Jeff Baker, Pepperdine University, Caruso School of Law, Chair, email@example.com
- Brandon Paradise, Rutgers Law School
- Jerome Dees, Faulkner University, Jones School of Law
- Jennifer Lee Koh, Pepperdine University, Nootbaar Institute of Law
- Greg McKinzie, Fuller Theological Seminary, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ben Langford, Oklahoma Christian University
- Chris Flanders, Abilene Christian University
- Jeremy Hegi, Lubbock Christian University
- Richard Wright, Abilene Christian University, Chair, email@example.com
- John Harrison, Oklahoma Christian University
- Kindalee Pfremmer DeLong, Pepperdine University
- Mark W. Hamilton, Abilene Christian University, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rick Marrs, Pepperdine University
- Mark Sneed, Lubbock Christian University
- Phillip Camp, Lipscomb University
- Tim Willis, Pepperdine University
The History of the Roberts Endowed Lecture
- 2021, Steven McKenzie, "Four Questions from Jonah"
- 2019, Katharine Dell, "Woman Wisdom and Her Afterlife"
- 2018, Carol Myers, "The 'Gender Gap': Textual and Archaeological Images of Israelite Women"
- 2017, Carol Newsom, "Making Moral Agents in Biblical Israel: Alternative Strategies for Alternative VIsions"
- 2016, Chip Dobbs-Allsopp, "Isaiah's Love Song: A Reading of Isa 5:1-7"
- 2015, Coon-Leong Seow, "The Book of Job in its Cultural Milieu"
- Tera Harmon, Abilene Christian University, Chair, email@example.com
- Jeff Childers, Abilene Christian University
- Trevor W. Thompson, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
- James E. Walters, Rochester University
The History of the Everett Ferguson Endowed Lecture
- 2019, Brian E. Daley, S.J., "The Beginning of His Ways: Christ as God's Personified Wisdom in the Early Greek Fathers"
- 2018, Robin Darling Young, "'That I May Enter the Temple And Astonish the Jews!': Early Christians and the Holy of Holies"
- 2017, Margaret M. Mitchell, "John Crysostom on Love, Marriage and Magic: Assessing the Evidence of a Previously Untranslated Homily (hom. in 1 Cor 7:2)"
- 2016, Sydney Griffith, "Christians at Home in the 'World of Islam': The Legacy of Christian Theology in Arabic"
- 2015, Robert Louis Wilken, "The Vocation of the Christian Scholar: Love of Learning and the Desire for God"
- 2014, Elizabeth A. Clark, "Women and the Family in the Nineteenth Century Protestant Imaginary: Between Ascetic Renunciation and the Women's Movement"
- Gary S. Selby, Emmanual Christian Seminary at Milligan College, Chair, GSSelby@milligan.edu
- Sara Barton, Pepperdine University
- Carson Reed, Abilene Christian University
- Charles Rix, Oklahoma Christian University
- Tim Sensing, Abilene Christian University
- Naomí Walters, Rochester University
- Lauren Smelser White, Lipscomb University
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- John Lewis, Lipscomb University, Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Amanda Ellis, Lubbock Christian University
- Amanda Nichols, Oklahoma Christian University