Lipscomb University

Christian Scholars' Conference

Call for Papers for the 2019 CSC

Business

Teaching 2019: Content, Method, and Innovation

What new issues are appearing in your courses? The gig economy? Lean start-ups? Multicommunication? Stewardship? Trade wars?

            What new methods are you using or refining? TED talks? Web-sites? Flipped classrooms? Student texting? Team              projects?

            From what sources are you deriving ideas? Classical rhetoric? The visual arts?

            How are you innovating?

In teaching at a Christian college, business faculty face challenges.  We can better meet them if we exchange ideas and information.  This session will allow you to share your perspectives, to learn from your colleagues, and to enrich your classroom.

Send your proposal (200-300 words) by January 21 to Lamar Reinsch at Lubbock Christian University (Lamar.Reinsch@LCU.edu). Reviewer decisions will be announced by February 14.

Missional Theology and World Christianity

Missiology between Theory and Praxis

Disciplinary, cultural, and ideological pressures have opened rifts between church and academy, between scholarship and application, between theology and practice—and even between mission work and missiology. This session welcomes submissions related to the nature, limits, and aims of missiology, particularly as they relate to clarifying the relationship between theory and praxis in Christian scholarship. Papers that offer historical clarifications, contemporary assessments, or constructive proposals regarding the theory/praxis divide in missiology are of special interest.

Authors should submit proposals (approx. 300 words) to Greg McKinzie (gemckinzie@gmail.com) by January 19, 2019. Authors will receive word about their proposals by February 13. The three best proposals will be chosen in consultation with peer reviewers. Papers presented in this section will be considered for publication in an upcoming issue of Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis.

Contemporary Missiology

This sessions welcomes submissions related to all aspects of the study of mission, such as missiological anthropology, missions theory and practices, history of missions, theology of mission, interfaith dialogue, and world Christianity.

Authors should submit proposals (approx. 300 words) to Chris Flanders (chris.flanders@acu.edu) by January 19, 2019. Authors will receive word about their proposals by February 13. The three best proposals will be chosen in consultation with peer reviewers. Papers presented in this section will be considered for publication in an upcoming issue of Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis.

Patristics

The Patristics section of the Christian Scholars' Conference (Lubbock, TX, June 5-7, 2019) issues an open call for papers pertaining to the field of Patristics. This open session will coincide with the sixth annual Everett Ferguson Lecture in Early Christian Studies, to be given by Brian Daley.

We welcome papers on all topics but particularly encourage papers that address conceptions of wisdom in patristic sources, in keeping with the overall CSC 2019 theme, “Pursuing Wisdom: Goodness, Truth, and Beauty.” However, other topics are also very welcome. 

Faculty members may submit proposals of 300-400 words describing the aim and scope of their papers. PhD students are invited to submit complete papers of approximately 10 pages, double-spaced. All proposals will be considered by a peer-review committee, which will organize two or more sessions, depending on the number and quality of proposals received.       

Please send proposals to Tera Harmon (teraharmon@gmail.com) no later than January 22, 2019. Paper proposals should include the title of the paper and a brief bio of the author, which will appear in the CSC program, if the paper is accepted. We will notify you whether your paper is accepted by February 19, 2019.

 

The Patristics section of the Christian Scholars' Conference (Lubbock, TX, June 5-7, 2019) issues an open call for papers pertaining to the field of Patristics. This open session will coincide with the sixth annual Everett Ferguson Lecture in Early Christian Studies, to be given by Brian Daley.

We welcome papers on any topic that engages patristic thought through the lens of broader theological questions in the history of Christian thought. In particular, we invite papers that develop a theme or idea from a patristic author to the present or that put a contemporary theologian in conversation with an ancient theologian. 

Faculty members may submit proposals of 300-400 words describing the aim and scope of their papers. PhD students are invited to submit complete papers of approximately 10 pages, double-spaced. All proposals will be considered by a peer-review committee, which will organize two or more sessions, depending on the number and quality of proposals received.       

Please send proposals to Tera Harmon (teraharmon@gmail.com) no later than January 22, 2019. Paper proposals should include the title of the paper and a brief bio of the author, which will appear in the CSC program, if the paper is accepted. We will notify you whether your paper is accepted by February 19, 2019.

Call for papers are created by Section Committees and their chairs:

CSC Section Committees for 2019

The following sections are formed to created both peer review and generative sessions within their respective disciplines. Section leaders (designated by an email address) and their committees typically represent a diversity of institutions and are responsible for two to three generative and peer review sessions each year. Appeals for submissions and creating generative sessions in 2019 should be routed to members of the appropriate committees.

American Religions:

Kathy Pulley, Missouri State University, kathypulley@missouristate.edu

Business:

Andy Borchers, Lipscomb University, Andy.Borchers@lipscomb.edu

Christianity, Literature and Language:

Darryl Tippens, Abilene Christian University, dlt14a@acu.edu

Civil Rights:

Tanya Brice, Benedict College, tanyasmithbryce@gmail.com

Creative Writing:

John Struloeff, Pepperdine University, John.Struloeff@pepperdine.edu

Cross and Crescent: Intersections of Christianity and Islam:

Trevor Thompson, University of Chicago, trevorwthompson@gmail.com

Early Career Scholars in Theological Disciplines:

Stanley Talbert, Union Theological Seminary, stt2117@utsnyc.edu

Film Studies:

Joi Carr, Pepperdine University, joi.carr@pepperdine.edu

Gender Studies Section:

Lynette Sharp Penya, Abilene Christian University, penyal@acu.edu

Health Sciences Section:

Toby Rogers, Lubbock Christian University, toby.rogers@LCU.edu

Landon Saunders Section: The Human Being at the Nexus of World and Faith:

James Walters, Boston College, waltersj@bu.edu

Missional Theology and World Christianity:

Greg McKinzie, Fuller Theological Seminary, gemckinzie@gmail.com

New Testament:

John Harrison, Oklahoma Christian University, john.harrison@oc.edu

Old Testament (Roberts Lecture in OT Studies):

Mark Hamilton, Abilene Christian University, mark.hamilton@acu.edu

Patristics (Everett Ferguson Lecture in Early Christian Studies):

Tera Harmon, Abilene Christian University, teraharmon@gmail.com

Sciences

George Parks, Independent Scholar, georgeparks49@yahoo.com

Teaching, Learning & Technology

Mindi Thompson, Abilene Christian University, mlt11a@acu.edu