Explore the paradox of Christian faith and academic inquiry.
If you are a Christian in the world of academia, you have likely pondered the questions and answers that lie between faith and intellect. How does academic calling align with Christian vocation? It is a continual conversation that can feel, at times, paradoxical. The Lipscomb University Center for Christianity and Scholarship embraces that paradox and offers a home base for faculty who are exploring how to teach the Gospel while leaving space for ambiguity, curiosity and imagination.
Contribute to scholarly dialogue and collaboration through involvement with the Center’s four unique components: a digital academic journal, Randolph Mentoring Program for PhD students, a faculty program centered on vocation and the annual Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars’ Conference.
Christian Scholars’ Conference
The annual Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars' Conference creates and nurtures an intellectual and Christian community that joins individuals and institutions to stimulate networks of scholarly dialogue and collaboration.
Randolph Mentoring Program
The Robert M. and Jan Randolph Mentoring Program connects doctoral students with senior scholars, seeking to form the next generation of ministers and academics in the tradition of the Churches of Christ.
Academic Digital Journal
The journal publishes double-blind reviewed articles, timely forum discussions and other scholarly works that focus on religion as it intersects with other disciplines to serve as a resource for scholars.
Faith, Learning and Vocation Initiative
This initiative sponsors work with Lipscomb’s faculty to explore the connections between Christian faith, learning and vocation and, in turn, equips faculty and staff to help students reflect on their own vocations.