Lipscomb University

Christian Scholars' Conference

Schedule of Events

Christian Scholars Conference

June 3-5, 2015

Abilene Christian University

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 

Updated March 23, 2015

Wednesday, June 3

1:15 – 2:45 PM            PAPER & PANEL SESSION I

  • (Biblical Studies Building [BSB], multiple locations)

3:00 – 4:30 PM            PAPER & PANEL SESSION II

  • (BSB, multiple locations)

4:45 – 6:00 PM            Welcome and PLENARY I: Phillip Jenkins, “Families, Populations, and the Reshaping of Global Faith” 

  • Hunter Welcome Center

6:30 – 8:30                  Gala Dinner

  • Post dinner panel and conversation
  • Teague Special Events Center 

After-hours                  Entertainment and Dessert

 

Thursday, June 4

7:15 – 8:10 AM           Breakfast – come/go

  • BSB,“Hall of Servants”

8:15 – 8:45                  Worship

  • Chapel on the Hill (BSB)

9:00 – 10:30 AM         PAPER & PANEL SESSION III

  • (BSB, multiple locations)

10:45 – Noon               PLENARY II: Christian Wiman

  • Hunter Welcome Center

12:15 –1:45 PM           Lunch options

  • Teague Center – general attendance, Round Table Conversations
    • “Business, Computing and Engineering Birds of a Feather” led by Andy Borchers, Lipscomb
      • Lunch in Teague Center (no additional cost or registration)
    • "Seminary, Science, and the Pulpit" led by Donna Nofzinger Plank
    • "Undergrad Research in the Sciences" led by Jay Brewster, Pepperdine
  • Special Ticketed Lunch – Performing Arts Center Lobby
  • Luncheon for Board of Trustees at Church of Christ colleges and Universities: Sponsored by the Christian Chronicle

2:00 – 3:30 PM            PAPER & PANEL SESSION IV

  • (BSB, multiple locations)

3:45 – 5:00 PM            PLENARY III: Randall Balmer, “The Quest for a Moral Presidency: Jimmy Carter, Progressive Evangelicalism, and the Religious Right”

Hunter Welcome Center

5:15 – 6:30 PM            Dinner: Texas BBQ!

6:30 – 7:15 PM            Busses run from campus to downtown Abilene

7:30 – 9:50                  TOKENS Radio Show

  • Paramount Theatre (downtown)

9:50 PM                       Reception in the Cockrell Gallery (two blocks from Paramount)

  • Busses run from downtown Abilene to campus

 

Friday, June 5

7:15 – 8:10 AM           Breakfast – come/go

  • BSB, “Hall of Servants”

8:15 – 8:45                  Worship

  • Chapel on the Hill (BSB)

9:00 – 10:30 AM         PAPER & PANEL SESSION V

  • (BSB, multiple locations)

10:45 – Noon               PLENARY IV: Tavis Smiley, "Poverty: The Greatest Threat to American Democracy?"

  • Hunter Welcome Center
  • Closing Comments: Back to Nashville in 2016