Lipscomb University

Christian Scholars' Conference


Christian Scholars' Conference 2015

One World: Remapping Culture, Trade, Information and Faith

June 3-5, 2015


Last June the Christian Scholars’ Conference was privileged to have Phyllis Tickle as a  keynote speaker. Her stimulating lecture was one of the highlights of the conference and the warm reception she received verified the appreciation of her audience. We have learned that Dr. Samuel M. Tickle, husband of Phyllis, died Jan. 2, 2015 after a long illness. The Christian Scholars Conference extends condolences to Phyllis and their six children, seven grandchildren, and  three great-grandsons. Memorial services were held in Memphis on January 11, 2015. 

God’s peace and comfort be with Phyllis and her family in the assurance that “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning”. 

 ~ Carolyn Wilson

About the Christian Scholars’ Conference

The mission of the Christian Scholars' Conference is to create and nurture an intellectual and Christian community that joins individuals and institutions to stimulate networks of scholarly dialogue and collaboration.

The conference was created in 1981 under the direction of Dr. Thomas H. Olbricht, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Pepperdine University, and has since been hosted by several universities associated with Churches of Christ. The conference calls together scholars from a wide variety of disciplines in the liberal arts, sciences, business, law, education and medicine to develop their own academic research and to reflect on the integration of scholarship and faith. 

In service to its mission, the CSC has adopted a model wherein the conference is hosted at Lipscomb University and every fourth year rotates to  a supporting university. Our recent history and future plans:

Lipscomb University (2008-10)

Pepperdine University (2011)

Lipscomb University (2012-2014)

Abilene Christian University (2015)

Lipscomb University (June 1-3, 2016; June 7-9, 2017; June 6-8, 2018)

Lubbock Christian University (June 5-7, 2019)

Lipscomb University (2020-2022)

The conference is funded by registration fees and the Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars' Conference Endowment Fund.  If you would like to contribute to the Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars' Conference Endowment Fund, please click here.*