Lipscomb University

Christian Scholars' Conference

About the Director

David FleerDavid Fleer is Professor of Bible and Communication and Special Assistant to the President at Lipscomb University. For the last seven years he has served as advisory board chair for the Christian Scholars’ Conference, whose mission is “To create and nurture an intellectual and Christian community that joins individuals and institutions to stimulate networks of civil discourse and scholarly collaboration.” 

David’s teaching focus is homiletics and for twelve years he directed the Sermon Seminar in Rochester and Nashville and now oversees Lipscomb’s Preaching Workshop. From 1995 to 2007, Fleer was Professor of Religion and Communication at Rochester College.

He is adjunct professor for the DMin program at Abilene Christian University (annual summer cycle courses) and has published articles in peer reviewed scholarly and popular journals and in the last decade initiated extensive collaborative editing projects resulting in fifteen books and four journal issues. He has been active on the editorial boards of Leaven (since its inception in 1990) and Restoration Quarterly.

Fleer earned his BA in Education from Washington State University (1976), an MDiv from ACU (1981), the DMin from Fuller Seminary (1987), an MS in Communication from Portland State University (1991), and the PhD in Communication from the University of Washington (1995).