Christian Scholars’ Conference Pre-event: 12 Years A Slave

Christian Scholars’ Conference Pre-event: 12 Years A Slave is in the past.

The 2014 Christian Scholars’ Conference presents a free showing of the Academy Award-winning best picture “12 Years a Slave” in Lipscomb's Ward Hall. The film is the story of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery.  The historical drama is an adaptation of Northrup’s 1853 narrative memoir. The film one best picture, best supporting actress and best adapted screenplay at the 2014 Academy Awards.


The Christian Scholars' Conference is a conference for theologians and scholars in any discipline, designed to nurture an intellectual Christian community that stimulates scholarly dialogue and collaboration. This year’s conference theme is leadership in the academy, religion and civic life.

Each year various conference sessions and activities are free and open to the public. Other free events at this year’s conference include:

Christian Scholars Conference: Carl Holladay
Thursday, June 5
10:45 a.m., Collins Alumni Auditorium

Christian Scholars Conference: Phyllis Tickle
Thursday, June 5
3:45 p.m., Collins Alumni Auditorium

Christian Scholars Conference:  Lamin Sanneh
Friday, June 6
2:15 p.m., Acuff Chapel

Christian Scholars Conference: Elizabeth Clark
Friday, June 6, 3 p.m.
Nursing and Health Sciences Building

To see details on all the Christian Scholars' Conference events, go to