Special Programs

Christian Scholars' Conference

Nurturing an intellectual and Christian community to stimulate networks of scholarly dialogue and collaboration, we bring together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines to develop their own academic research and reflect on the integration of scholarship and faith.

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ENGAGE: Youth Theology Initiative

In 2016, Lipscomb University's College of Bible and Ministry received a generous grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to create a summer theology program designed specifically for high school students. Lipscomb’s College of Bible & Ministry will use the grant to launch ENGAGE: Youth Theology Initiative in summer 2017. This initiative seeks to encourage young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues, and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service. The grant funding is for four years and is the first one Lipscomb has received from Lilly Endowment Inc.  

Lipscomb is one of 92 private four-year colleges and universities, representing a variety of faiths, across the country selected to participate in the High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative.  Some of the other institutions receiving high school youth theology grants are Azusa Pacific University, Baylor University, Canisius College, Loyola University of Chicago, Morehouse College, Pepperdine University, Seattle Pacific University and Saint Johns University.

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