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Christian Scholars' Conference

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Sessions for the 2012 Christian Scholars' Conference

At the heart of the 2012 Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars’ Conference are 93 generative, paper, peer-reviewed, and panel sessions that convene academics to advance scholarship, develop collaboration, and engage dialogue. Each session will be 90 minutes duration and will meet at the following times (May 15, 2012):

 

Thursday, 9 - 10:30 AM

 

“Alleviation of Poverty as Reconciliation”
   Phillip Camp, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Russell Mask, Covenant College, Panelist
  • Ronald E. Peters, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, President, Urban Ministry: An Introduction, Panelist
  • Kelly S. Johnson, University of Dayton, The Fear of Beggars: Stewardship and Poverty In Christian Ethics, Panelist
  • Nathan Bills, Duke Divinity School, Panelist
  • Charles Strobel, Campus for Human Development, Nashville, Director, Panelist
 
“Beyond Forgiveness: The Relationship between Justice and Reconciliation”
  James W. McCarty III, Emory University, Convener
 
  • Ron Clark, Agape Church of Christ, Portland, OR/George Fox Evangelical Seminary, “Community Reconciliation and Justice in Healing from Domestic and Sexual Abuse”
  • Jeffrey R. Baker, Faulkner University, Respondent
  • Ty Frost, Abilene Christian University, “Symbolic Retribution and Reconciliation in the Apophthegmata Patrum”
  • James W. McCarty III, Emory University, Respondent
 
“Church of Christ Graduate Students in Theology, Session 1: 'Theological Inquiry & Discourse among Churches of Christ'”
   David Mahfood, Southern Methodist University, Convener. A Peer Review Session.
 
  • Benjamin Griffith, Abilene Christian University, “Healthy Conflict: A Proposal for Political Engagement in the Church of Christ”
  • Brad East, Yale University Divinity School, “Hooking In, Sitting Loose: A Call for Theology in the Churches of Christ
  • Jaron Bentley, Abilene Christian University, “Knowledge of God and the Virtues: What a Fourteenth Century Byzantine Monk Can Offer the Churches of Christ”
 
“Deferred Hope and Fulfilled Longing: Questions of Reconciliation in Terrence Malick’s film The Tree of Life
   John Williams, Harding University, Convener
 
  • Gail Hamner, Syracuse University, “Eating from the Tree of Life Outside Eden”
  • Donna Moore King, Lipscomb University, “Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life: Conflict and Reconciliation in Musical Narrative”
  • Wayne Stengel, University of Central Arkansas, “Terrence Malick’s Layering of Reconciliation in The Tree of Life
  • Nick Boone, Harding University, Respondent
 
“Do We Have to Get It (W)right? Works and Salvation in the Thinking of Paul, Alexander Campbell, and Contemporary Evangelicals”
   Mark Black, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Rick Oster, Harding School of Theology, “Trust and Obey, for There's No Other Way: Obedience and Works in Paul”
  • John Mark Hicks, Lipscomb University, “What's All the Fuss About? Neo-Puritan Evangelicalism and the New Perspective on Paul”
  • Douglas Foster, Abilene Christian University, “Alexander Campbell on Human Responsibility and Divine Grace”
 
“The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in a World Come of Age”
   Stan Reid, Austin Graduate School of Theology, Convener
 
  • James Patrick Kelly, International Bonhoeffer Society, “The Quest of the Historical Bonhoeffer: Eric Metaxas’ 2010 Biography and a Clarification of Bonhoeffer’s Faith”
  • Benjamin Olbricht, University of Delaware, “The Role of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the German Resistance to the Third Reich in Postbellum German Identity and Thought”
  • Jim Reynolds, Lake Highlands Church, Dallas, Texas, “Theology as Political Discernment in Pastor Bonhoeffer”
  • Carolyn Wilson, Lipscomb University, “Beaman Library’s Holdings of Bagby Videotape Archives of Early Christian Resisters to the Hitler Regime”
 
Major Book Review: “Responses to Amanda Porterfield’s Conceived in Doubt: Religion and Politics in the New American Nation, University of Chicago Press”
   Kathy Pulley, Missouri State University, Convener
 
  • Richard T. Hughes, Messiah College: Reviewer (Distinguished Professor of Religion and Director of the Sider Institute, Messiah College)
  • Beth Schweiger, University of Arkansas: Reviewer (Associate Professor, History Department)
  • Ted Smith, Vanderbilt University Divinity School: Reviewer (Assistant Professor of Ethics and Society, Director of the Program in Theology and Practice)
  • Charles Reagan Wilson, University of Mississippi: Reviewer (Cook Chair of History and Professor of Southern Studies)
  • Amanda Porterfield, Florida State University: Respondent (Robert A. Spivey Professor of Religion)
 
“Physicians Reading Verghese: Reviews of My Own Country, Cutting for Stone, and The Tennis Partner
   Matthew Hearn, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • James Hildreth, M.D., University of California –Davis, College of Biological Sciences:  Review of Verghese’s My Own Country
  • Leon Dent, M.D., Meharry Medical College:  Review of Verghese’s Cutting for Stone
  • Christopher Lamb, Indiana University School of Medicine:  Review of Verghese’s The Tennis Partner
  • Lisa Siefker Bailey, Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus, Respondent
 
“President Panel Session: Church of Christ Affiliated Colleges and Universities”
   Tracey S. Hebert, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Tracey S. Hebert, Lipscomb University, “Colleges and Universities Affiliated with Churches of Christ: Enrollment trends and the Future of Spiritual Formation”
  • Earl Lavender, Lipscomb University, “Redemptive Response Through Spiritual Formation: A Unique and Comprehensive Learning Experience”
  • Randy Lowry, President, Lipscomb University, Panelist
  • John deSteiguer, President, Oklahoma Christian University, Panelist
  • David Burks, President, Harding University, Panelist
  • Tim Perrin, President, Lubbock Christian University, Panelist
 
“Reconciliation and At-Risk Youth: Theory and Practice in Foster and Residential Child Care”
   Ron Bruner, Westview Boys’ Home, Convener
 
  • Jim Wright, Childhaven, Inc. “Review of a Successful Collaborative Venture Reconciling Foster Children and Birth Families”
  • Ralph Richardson, Hope Harbor, “Reconciling Youth in Residential Care to Their Families”
  • Rob Salley, Sunnybrook Children’s Home, “Aiding Youth at Risk in Reconciliation with Self”
  • Kavian McMillon, Abilene Christian University, Respondent
  • Dwight Robarts, Christ’s Haven Children’s Home, Respondent
 
“Reconciliation and Cross-Cultural Mission: Perspectives from Literary Criticism, Fine Art Photography, and Stone-Campbell History”
   Kelly Elliott, Abilene Christian University, Convener
 
  • Chai Green, University of Ulster, Missionary to Northern Ireland, “Meditative Photography: Recording Light and Exploring Spirituality”
  • See Huang Lim, Abilene Christian University, “Reconciliation through Indigenization:  Shusako Endo and Christianity in Japan”
  • Jeremy Hegi, Abilene Christian University, “Don Carlos Janes and Reconciliation in the Stone-Campbell Movement:  The Murch Witty Unity Meetings”
 
“Reconciling Texts and Identity in Early Christianity, Session I: Intertextuality”
   J. Edward Walters, Princeton Theological Seminary, Convener
 
  • Nicholas Zola, Baylor University, “The Blood that Speaks: The Legacy of Abel from Jewish to Christian Tradition”
  • Stanley Helton, First Christian Church (DoC), Hammond, LA, “‘This is That’: Intertextual Traces of the Minor Prophets in the Acts of the Apostles”
  • Chad Harrington, Lipscomb University, “Reconciliation through Justification in the Early Church: Paul’s Letter to the Galatians”
  • Joshua Strahan, Lipscomb University, Respondent
 
“Restorative Justice, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation”
   David Keller, Rochester College, Convener
 
  • Carole Luttrell, Rochester, Illinois, “The Rich Luttrell Story (I): Forgiveness and Reconciliation”
  • Leonard Knight, Kentucky Christian College, “Repairing the Harm of Trauma Through the Dynamics of Restorative Justice”
  • Preston Shipp, Board of Professional Responsibility for the Supreme Court of Tennessee, “When Prosecutor Meets Defendant: Stepping Outside a Retributive System”
  • Mel Hailey, Abilene Christian University, Respondent
  • John Todd, Rochester College, Respondent
 
“Restoring Public Trust in Business - Populism and Countervailing Economic Power”
   Turney Stevens, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Brian Starr, Lubbock Christian University, “Capitalism and Populism:  How Business can Regain the Public Trust”
  • Andy Borchers, Lipscomb University,  “Occupy Wall Street, a Square Deal and Theodore Roosevelt”
  • Joel Olbricht, Olbricht Storniolo Group, Respondent
 
“Sustainability & Reconciliation: A Theological Reflection"
   Chris Doran, Pepperdine University
 
  • Chris Doran, Pepperdine University, Panelist
  • Dodd Galbreath, Lipscomb University, Panelist
  • Cliff Barbarick, Abilene Christian University, Panelist
 
Themes from the Old Testament: Studies in Reconciliation. Session 1: “Divine-Human Reconciliation,”
   Danny Mathews, Pepperdine University, Convener
 
  • David Skelton, Abilene Christian University, “Divine Justice, Divine Pantheon: Developing a Theoprepes Framework from the Hebrew Bible”
  • Glenn Pemberton, Abilene Christian University, “When God is the Problem: Reconciliation in Psalms of Lament”
  • Daniel Oden, New York University, Respondent
 
“Volf and Reconciliation: At the Intersection of Theory and Practice”
   Dean Barham, Woodmont Church of Christ, Convener
 
  • Scott Bullard, Judson College, “‘A Void In My Life’: Volf, Memory, and the Case of Jimmy Lee Jackson”
  • Jeff Cary, Lubbock Christian University, “Forgiving and Forgetting? Miroslav Volf on the Ultimate Conditions for Reconciliation”
  • Jason Whitt, Associate Director for the Institute of Faith and Learning, Baylor University, “Embracing the Other: Reconciliation and Persons with Profound Intellectual Disability”

 

Thursday, 2 - 3:30 PM

 

"Abandoning the Pulpit: Why Ministers Are Saying, ‘No More!’?"
   Grady D. King, Hope Network Ministries, Convener
 
  • Dan Bouchelle, Executive Director, Missions Resource Network, Panelist
  • Bob Brewer, Consultant, Oxford Church of Christ, Oxford, MS, Panelist
  • David Jones, Jr., Senior Minister, Schrader Lane Church of Christ, Nashville, TN, Panelist
  • Carson Reed, Northlake Church of Christ, Tucker, GA, Panelist
  • Dwight Robarts, Executive Director, Christ’s Haven Children’s Home, Panelist
  • Chris Smith, Senior Minister, Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, Nashville, TN, Panelist
  • Rob McRay, Executive Director, Youth Encouragement Services, Nashville, TN, Panelist
 
“Church of Christ Graduate Students in Theology, Session 2: ‘Approaching Particular Issues’”
   David Mahfood, Southern Methodist University, Convener. A Peer Review Session.
 
  • Colt McCook, Catholic University of America, “Basil, Asceticism, & the Hexaemeron”
  • Matthew Vaughan, Union Theological Seminary, “Reconciling with the Religious Other: Resources for a Restoration Theology of World Religions”
  • Carson Leverett, Abilene Christian University, “Toward a Theodicy of Christ: Approaching the Problem of Evil from the Perspective of Evil’s Victims”
 
“Core Values for Faith-Based Reconciliation”
   Evertt W. Huffard, Harding School of Theology, Convener
 
  • Brian Cox, International Center for Religion in Diplomacy, “Faith-Based Reconciliation: Touching the Heart at the Global Level”
  • Evertt W. Huffard, Harding School of Theology, “A Theology of Faith-Based Reconciliation”
  • Tim Pownall, Pepperdine University, “Core Values and the Human Heart”
  • Shaun Casey, Wesley Seminary, “Political Theology and the Prospect for Peace”
 
Exposure
   Whitney Vaughn, Playwright, Lipscomb University
 
  • Sawyer Wallace, Director, Lipscomb University
  • Erin Randolph, Stage Manager, Lipscomb University
  • Mike Fernandez, Playwriting Mentor, Lipscomb University
  • Beki Baker, Directing Mentor, Lipscomb University
 
“From Class Conflict to Class Encounter: Solidarity, Subsidiarity, and Reconciliation in Global Poverty Relief”
   Susan Blassingame, Lubbock Christian University, Convener
 
  • Tracy Mack, Lubbock Christian University, “Rethinking World Poverty: Causes, Solutions and Unintended Consequences”
  • Jonathan Witt, Acton Institute, “Poverty Cure: Reconciliation, Engagement, Enterprise”
  • Jana Anderson, Lubbock Christian University and Susan Blassingame, Lubbock Christian University, “Making Writing Matter:  Critical Thinking and Writing about Poverty”
  • Ted Parks, Lipscomb University, Respondent
 
“The Future of Christian Higher Education: People, Pedagogy, and Partnerships”
   Mimi Barnard, Belmont University
 
  • Gregory E. Sterling, Dean of the Graduate School, Yale University Divinity School, Panelist
  • John B. Weaver, Dean of Library Services and Educational Technology at Abilene Christian University, Panelist
  • Darryl Tippens, Provost, Pepperdine University, Panelist
 
“Honoring a Master of His Craft:  A Festschrift for David Edwin Harrell, Jr.”
   Richard T. Hughes, Messiah College, Convener
 
  • Charles Reagan Wilson, University of Mississippi, “David Edwin Harrell Jr. and the Broadening of Southern Religious Studies”
  • Richard T. Hughes, Messiah College, “David Edwin Harrell Jr. and the History of the Stone-Campbell Tradition”
  • Beth Barton Schweiger, University of Arkansas, “The Very Civil Convictions of Ed Harrell.”
  • David Edwin Harrell, Jr., Auburn University, Emeritus, Respondent
 
“Inquiries into Alexander Campbell as a Philosopher of Religion”
   John Mark Hicks, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Caleb Clanton, Pepperdine University, Panelist
  • Jonathan Atkins, Berry College, Panelist
  • John Mark Hicks, Lipscomb University, Panelist
  • Kraig Martin, Baylor University, Panelist
 
“Rebuilding the City: Prospects for Reconciliation and Social Justice from within the Restoration Movement?”
   Chris Dowdy, Southern Methodist University, Convener
 
  • Larry James, CitySquare, Dallas, TX, Panelist
  • Jay Milibrandt, Pepperdine University, Panelist
  • Julie Mavity Maddalena, Southern Methodist University, Panelist
  • Michael Dublin, South Central Church of Christ, Raleigh, NC, Panelist
  • Doug Foster, Abilene Christian University, Panelist
 
“Reconciliation in the Aftermath of the Vietnam War”
   David Keller, Rochester College, Convener
 
  • Carole Luttrell, Rochester, IL; “The Rich Luttrell Story (II): Reconciliation with Family and Self”
  • John Todd, Rochester College, “Vietnam and Reconciliation with God and Self”
  • Mel Hailey, Abilene Christian University, “Vietnam and Reconciliation with Agencies of the American Government”
  • Leonard Knight, Kentucky Christian College, Respondent
  • Randy Spivey, Lipscomb University, Respondent
 
“Reconciling Texts and Identity in Early Christianity, Session II: Gospel of Matthew”
   Heather Gorman, Baylor University, Convener
 
  • James Prather, Abilene Christian University, “Matthew as Early Christian Liturgy: Qumran Pesharim and the Gospel”
  • Cambry Pardee, Loyola University (Chicago), “Matthew’s Wicked Tenants: Gentiles in Israel’s Vineyard?”
  • Mike Williams, Lipscomb University, Respondent
 
“Restoring Public Trust in Business - Legal, Entrepreneurial and Social Perspectives”
   Andy Borchers, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Orneita Burton, Abilene Christian University, “Restoring Public Trust through Women in their Natural Role as Entrepreneur”
  • Brad Reid, Lipscomb University, “Legal and Social Implications of Corporations as ‘Persons’”
  • Orneita Burton and Jess Weeden, Abilene Christian University, “Socioemotional Wealth’s Influence on Business Success”
  • Discussant - TBA
 
“The Significances of Nature in Literature”
   Jeremy Elliott, Abilene Christian University, Convener
 
  • Everett Reed, University of the South, “Land as Curse, Land as Gift: the Ecology of Tragedy in Faulkner and Berry”
  • Jeremy Elliott, Abilene Christian University, “Janisse Ray’s Complicated Vision of Human Labor in Nature”
  • Terry Engel, Harding University, “The Need for Wilderness: Reading Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey”
 
“Suffering, Medicine, and the Book of Job”
   Kevin Fickenscher, President and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), Convener
  • Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., Weill Cornell Medical College, Dean Emeritus, “Suffering, Medicine, and the Book of Job”
  • Robert Jones, Duke University School of Medicine, Respondent
  • Suzanne Olbricht, Harvard Medical School, Respondent

 

Friday, 9 - 10:30 AM

 

American Religious History Section: “Advancing Restoration Scholarship in Nineteenth-Century Restorationism and the Stone-Campbell Tradition”
   Joshua Fleer, Florida State University, Convener. A Peer Reviewed Session.
 
  • Derek Coulson, Western Kentucky University, “Kentucky Disciples: Unity and Division within the Restoration Movement”
  • James L. Gorman, Baylor University, “From Burning to Blessing: Baptist Reception of Alexander Campbell’s New Translation”
  • Jeremy Hegi, Abilene Christian University, “Don Carlos Janes, ‘One-Man Missionary Society’”
  • Nathaniel Wiewora, University of Delaware, “’Every Age of the World Has Produced Imposters and Delusions’: The Stone-Campbellite Reaction to the Emergence of Mormonism”
  • Todd Brenneman, University of Central Florida, Respondent
 
“Beyond Boyer: Integration of Faith and Learning at the Christian University”
   Jeff McCormack, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Paul J. Contino, Editor, Christianity and Literature, Pepperdine University, Panelist
  • Nancy Shankle, Abilene Christian University, Panelist
  • Jon Lowrance, Lipscomb University, Panelist
  • Barbara McMillin, Union University, Panelist
 
“Can an Economics Textbook Be Christian? A Response to Shawn Ritenour’s Foundations of Economics”
   Jason Jewell, Faulkner University
  • Jeffrey Herbener, Grove City College, Panelist
  • Lucas Engelhardt, Kent State University-Stark, Panelist
  • Richard Grant, Lipscomb University, Panelist
  • Joel Olbricht, Olbricht Storniolo Group, Panelist
  • Shawn Ritenour, Grove City College (Author), Respondent
 
“Christian Spirituality and Pedagogy: The Fine Arts”
   Michael R. Young, Faulkner University, Convener
 
  • Andrew Cook, Faulkner University, “Band of Brothers (and Sisters): the Integration of Faith and Learning into Christian College Instrumental Music Programs”
  • Matthew A. Roberson, Faulkner University, “Lessons Learned from the ‘Immorality and Profaneness’ of the Stage: Issues Concerning Morality and Censorship in Christian Theater Education”
  • Michael R. Young, Faulkner University, “The Pedagogy of Silence”
  • Sally Reid, Lipscomb University, Respondent
  • Robert S. Reid, Dubuque University, Respondent
 
“Conflict in the Congregational Setting”
   Steve Joiner, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Joey L. Cope, Executive Director Duncum Center for Dispute Resolution, Abilene Christian University, “Reconciliation Language: Building a Congregational Culture of Peace through Your Choice of Words”
  • Barry Stephens, Monterey Church of Christ, Lubbock, TX, “Managing Transition and Change in the Congregational Environment”
  • Steve Joiner, Managing Director, Institute for Conflict Management,  Lipscomb University, “Turning the Other Cheek or Draw the Line: Addressing Axelrod's ‘Tit for Tat’ Theory within a Christian Environment”
 
“The Healed and the Scarred”
   Chris Dowdy, Southern Methodist University, Convener. A Peer Reviewed Session.
 
  • Spencer Bogle, Southern Methodist University, “Reconciliation, Atonement, and Perichoresis:  The Case of International Development and the Church”
  • Vadim Kochetkov, Abilene Christian University, “Reconciliation with Fellow Creatures: Animal Welfare and Christian Virtue”
  • Jodie L. Lyon, University of Georgia, “A Niebuhrian Doctrine of Sin as Roadmap for Navigating Gender Reconciliation in the Church”
 
“Heroine or Villainess? Reconciling Moral Complexity Among Female Biblical Protagonists: Perspectives from Textual and Visual Studies”
   Michelle Kraft, Lubbock Christian University
 
  • Mark Sneed, Lubbock Christian University, “Femmes Fatales and Flawed Females in the Ancient Near East”
  • Michelle Kraft, Lubbock Christian University, “Heroine or Femme Fatale? Reconciling Judith in Visual Art, Renaissance to 20th Century.”
  • Carolyn Hunter, Pepperdine University (retired), “Esther: A New Reading?”
  • Stacy L. Patty, Lubbock Christian University, “Heroines, Saints, and the Rest of Us?  On Moral Ambiguity and the Illusion of Super-Morality”
 
“How Far Have We Come?: A Current Assessment in Race Relations in Churches of Christ”
   Royce Money, Abilene Christian University, Convener
  • Wes Crawford, Glenwood Church of Christ, Tyler, TX “Shattering An Illusion of Unity: The Closing of Nashville Christian Institute”
  • Major Boglin, Northlake Church of Christ, Tucker, GA,  “Narrative Intentions: An Examination of the Strengths and Resources of a Church Seeking Racial Reconciliation, Inclusion, and Integration”
  • Tanya Smith Brice, Baylor University, “Race Relations in the Churches of Christ: Strategies towards Reconciliation”
  • Fred D. Gray, Decorated Civil Rights Lawyer and Senior Partner at Gray, Langford, Sapp, McGowan, Gray, Gray & Nathanson  P.C., Respondent
  • Andrew J. Hairston, Simpson Street Church of Christ, Atlanta, GA, Respondent
  • Leroy Garrett, Bethany College, Emeritus, Respondent
 
Major Book Review: “Responses to Will D. Campbell and Richard C. Goode’s And the Criminals With Him: Essays in Honor of Will D. Campbell and All the Reconciled, Cascade, 2012.
   Randy Spivey, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • George Barrett, Vanderbilt University, Reviewer
  • J. David Dark, Vanderbilt University, Reviewer
  • Phyllis Hildreth, Lipscomb University, Reviewer
  • Richard C. Goode, Lipscomb University, Respondent
 
“The Mentor and His Students”
   Robert E. Hooper, Lipscomb University, Emeritus, Convener
 
Honorees: Batsell Barrett Baxter (deceased), Lipscomb University and Bailey McBride, Oklahoma Christian University, Emeritus
  • Larry Long, Harding University, “The Teacher as Mentor”
  • Harold Hazelip, Lipscomb University, President Emeritus, “Batsell Barrett Baxter: ‘Truth Through Personality’”
  • Jeanine Varner, Abilene Christian University, “Bailey B. McBride:  Reflections on a Life”
 
“NT Session: Pauline Theology”
   John Harrison, Oklahoma Christian University, Convener
 
  • Wendell Willis, Abilene Christian University, “Paul’s Downward Mobility (Phil. 4:12)”
  • Cambry Pardee, Loyola University, Chicago, “Sex, Slogan, Scripture: Paul’s Argument about Body, Spirit, and Resurrection in 1 Corinthians 6:12-20”
  • Derek McNamara, Lubbock Christian University, “The Rhetoric of Reconciliation in Romans 5:1 – 11”
 
“Reconciliation of Genesis with Modern Science: A Revisiting of the Data Concerning ‘Junk’ DNA”
   Kirt Martin, Lubbock Christian University, Convener
 
  • William Brooks, Harding University, “Recent Findings on the Functions of Non-Protein-Coding DNA”
  • Kirt Martin, Lubbock Christian University, “Francis Collins:  The Language of Science and Faith"
  • Joe Deweese, Lipscomb University, “Reconciling the Evidence: Effects of Design and Decay?”
 
“Reconciling Church Gender Roles and Miroslav Volf’s Theology of Gender Identity”
   Lynette Sharp-Penya, Abilene Christian University
 
  • Jennifer Jeanine Thweatt-Bates, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, “Not Without the Others: Volf and Haraway on Gendered Humanity”
  • Ken Cukrowski, Abilene Christian University, “A Theology of Gender: What Can Scripture Tell Us?”
  • Garry Bailey, Abilene Christian University, “A Gendered God and Gender Role Tensions in Church: Perspectives from Relational Dialectics, Social Identity and Integrated Threat Theories”
  • Suzanne Fournier Macaluso, Abilene Christian University, “Gender Identity Construction: Role Theory and Symbolic Interaction in Religious Contexts”
  • Miroslav Volf, Yale University Divinity School, Respondent
 
“Screening: Hell and Mr. Fudge
   Ted Parks, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
 
“Textual Discoveries and Research Developments of the Green Scholars Initiative”
   Curt Niccum, Abilene Christian University, Convener
 
  • Scott Th. Carroll, Director of the Green Collection, Panelist
  • Jerry Pattengale, Director of the Green Scholars Initiative, Panelist
 
“Together We Thrive:  Obama, Tucson and the Rhetoric of Reconciliation”
   John M. Jones, Pepperdine University, Convener
 
  • Keri Thompson, University of Texas at Austin, Panelist
  • David Holmes, Pepperdine University, Panelist
  • Mike Milford, Auburn University, Panelist
  • John M. Jones, Pepperdine University, Panelist
 
“What Does It Mean to Be Human?”
   Marguerite Cronk, Harding University, Convener
 
  • Alvin Ray Yount, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, “Morality - Knowledge – Love:  A Consummate Homogenous Inception of Man”
  • Michael Potts, Methodist University, “Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mind Reading, and the Soul”
  • Brandon Pierce, Abilene Christian University, “The Pain of Being and Becoming Human: Pain in Christian Ascetic Theological Anthropology”
  • James Huff, Harding University / Purdue University, Respondent
  • Frank McCowan, Harding University, Respondent
  • Keith Cronk, Harding University, Respondent

 

Friday, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

 

“Assessment of the Volumes Published by C. R. Nichol and R. L. Whiteside on Sound Doctrine”
   Thomas H. Olbricht, Pepperdine University, Emeritus, Convener
 
  • Bobby Valentine, Palo Verde Church of Christ, Tucson, Arizona “R. L. Whiteside and C. R. Nichol: Molders of Twentieth Century Church of Christ Theology”
  • Ron Highfield, Pepperdine University, “Is Sound Doctrine Good Theology?”
  • Mark Powell, Harding School of Theology,Is God Essential to Sound Doctrine?”
  • Thomas H. Olbricht, Pepperdine University, Respondent
 
“Bruce Marshall on the Ecclesial Vocation of the Theologian.” An Address to the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Church of Christ Theology Students.
   David Mahfood, Southern Methodist University, Convener
 
Sponsored by Lipscomb University’s Hazelip School of Theology, Pepperdine University, Austin Graduate School of Theology, Oklahoma Christian University’s Graduate School of Theology, and Lubbock Christian University. Open to all conference attendees.
  • Bruce Marshall, Southern Methodist University, “The Ecclesial Vocation of the Theologian”
  • Matt Tapie, The Catholic University of America, Respondent
 
“Can Abraham's Children Be Reconciled?: A Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Discussion”
   John Barton, Rochester College, Convener
 
  • Saeed Khan, Wayne State University, Panelist
  • Mark Kinzer, Messianic Jewish Theological Institute (Ann Arbor, MI), Panelist
  • Miroslav Volf, Yale University Divinity School, Panelist
 
“Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Work,”
   Jeremy Elliott, Abilene Christian University, Convener
 
  • Jonathan Reinhardt, University of Chicago, “’As My Whimsey Takes Me’: Villainy and Its Discontents in Dorothy L. Sayers”
  • Heather Weidner, University of Virginia, “The Honorable Way Out: Dorothy Sayers Sees Justice Served”
  • Chris Willerton, Abilene Christian University. “Reading Dante in the Bomb Shelter: Dorothy L. Sayers and the Dangerous Twentieth Century”
 
"Envisioning a Restorative Criminal Justice"
   Richard Goode, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Sujatha Baliga, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Panelist
  • Preston Shipp, Board of Professional Responsibility for the Supreme Court of Tennessee, Panelist
  • Walter Taylor, University of Texas at Dallas, Panelist
  • Janet Wolf, American Baptist College, Professor of Church and Society, Panelist
 
“Inside Christian Higher Education: Engaging a Major New Research Report”
   C. Leonard Allen, Abilene Christian University, Convener
   Session I: “An Introduction to the Research Project”
 
  • Samuel Joeckel and Thomas Chesnes, Palm Beach Atlantic University, An Introduction to the Research Project and an Overview of the Book”
  • Samuel Joeckel, “The Slippery Slope: Are Christian Colleges in Danger of Secularization?”
  • Larry Long, Harding University, Respondent
  • Craig Bledsoe, Lipscomb University, Respondent
 
“Is the Devil in the Details?: Faith and Film in Hell and Mr. Fudge
   Ted Parks, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Edward Fudge, Independent Scholar, Panelist
  • John Williams, Harding University, Panelist
  • David Langford, Quaker Avenue Church of Christ, Lubbock, TX, Panelist
  • Wes Driver, Blackbird Theater, Nashville, TN, Panelist
 
Major Book Review: “Responses to Robert S. Reid’s and Lucy Hogan’s The Six Deadly Sins of Preaching” Session I
   Dave Bland, Harding School of Theology, Convener
 
  • Jerry Neill, Meadowbrook Church of Christ, Jackson, MS, Reviewer
  • Ron Newberry, Troy Church of Christ, Troy, TN, Reviewer
  • Rob O’Lynn, Kentucky Christian University, Grayson, KY, Reviewer
  • Lucy Hogan, Wesley Theological Seminary and Robert S. Reid, Dubuque Seminary (authors), Respondents
 
“An Old Testament Theology of Prayer: The First of a Three Year Generative Project”
   Phillip Camp, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Tremper Longman, Westmont College, “Prayer in the Psalms”
  • Claude Mariottini, Northern Seminary, “Prayer in the Writings”
  • Phillip Camp, Lipscomb University, “Prayer in Genesis”
 
“Race and Reconciliation in Churches of Christ: Civil Rights Activism at Harding College, 1949-1964”
   Michael D. Brown, The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Jeffrey R. Baker, Faulkner University, Co-Conveners
  • Michael D. Brown, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, “A ‘Statement of Attitude’: Civil Rights Activism During the Little Rock Central High Crisis”
  • Joel E. Anderson, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, “Civil Rights Activism During the Ole Miss Crisis and Desegregation at Harding College”
  • Barclay Key, Western Illinois University, Respondent
 
“Race Relations in the Churches of Christ: Cross-Cultural Works Toward Reconciliation”
   Tanya Smith Brice, Baylor University, Convener
 
  • Kavian McMillon, Abilene Christian University, “A Conflict of Interests: African Americans in Churches of Christ and the Legacy of the Black Church in America”
  • Russ Kirby, Abilene Christian University, “An Authentic Journey towards Reconciliation”
  • Barron James, San Antonio, TX, “Reconciliation to the Political Stranger: Work among Spanish Speaking Churches”
 
“Reconciliation in the Writing of Abraham Verghese”
   John Struloeff, Pepperdine University, Convener
 
  • Jeffrey Stayton, The University of Mississippi, “Smoky Mountain Breakdown: Reconciliation with AIDS in Abraham Verghese’s My Own Country
  • Lisa Siefker Bailey, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, “Transcending the Futility of Desire”
  • Shann "Ray" Ferch, Gonzaga University, “The Stranger, The Intimate, and The Enemy: Humanity in the Work of Abraham Verghese”
 
“Reconciliation: Lessons from Ireland”
   Bill Carroll, Abilene Christian University, Convener
 
  • Will Powell, Duquesne University, “Reconciling Eiren: Parker’s Pentecost in the Chaos of 'the Troubles’”
  • Megan Faver Hartline, St. Bonaventure University, “Yeats, Boland, and Their Conflicting Views of Irish Postcolonialism”
  • Shanna Early, Boston College, “Storytelling as Reconciliation:  Sebastian Berry’s The Secret Scripture”
  • Bill Carroll, Abilene Christian University, Respondent: “The Posture of Reconciliation”
 
"Service-Learning: A Cross-Disciplinary Reconciliation of Theory and Practice"
   James Huff, Harding University / Purdue University, Convener
 
  • Larry Bland, John Brown University, “A Locally Sustainable Model of International Service”
  • Todd Patten, Harding University, “Ansanm: A Case Study of ‘Service’ and ‘Learning’”
  • James Huff, Harding University / Purdue University, “Developing Social Awareness in Engineers: Reconciling Service and Learning Outcomes”
  • Christin Shatzer, Lipscomb University, Respondent
 
“Women in Theological Studies: Four Ph.D. Women, Recently Completed or in Process, Present Their Scholarly Research”
   Jackie L. Halstead, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Ashley Gay, Emory University, “Tents without Temples: Theological Home(lessness) in the Church”
  • Lauren Smelser White, Vanderbilt University, “Reconciling ‘Inerrant’ and ‘Errant’ Scripture: The Re-Interpretation Principle”
  • Jennifer Jeanine Thweatt-Bates, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, “Feminism, Religion, Science & Technology: _Cyborg Selves_”
  • Heather Gorman, Baylor University, “‘Certainly This Man Was Dikaios’: Luke’s Passion Narrative through the Lens of Ancient Rhetoric”

 

Friday, 2:30 - 4:00 PM

 

“Austin McGary and David Lipscomb Baptismal Controversy”
   Robert Hooper, Lipscomb University, Emeritus, Convener
 
  • Mac Ice, Independent Scholar, “David Lipscomb on Rebaptism: Contexts of a Controversy”
  • Terry Gardner, Independent Scholar, “A. McGary, the Passionate Warrior”
  • Robert Hooper, Lipscomb University, Emeritus, Respondent
 
“Authors: Reading Reconciliation”
   Forrest Anderson, Catawba College, Convener
 
  • Forrest Anderson, Catawba College, Panelist
  • John Struloeff, Pepperdine University, Panelist
  • Shann "Ray" Ferch, Gonzaga University, Panelist
 
“Cross Currents of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Justice: Considerations from Post-Genocide Rwanda and Select Legal Discourse in the United States”
   Cherry Houston, Independent Scholar, Convener
 
  • James Kimonyo, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the United States, “The Rwandan Genecide: Cause to Revisit and Advance the Ancient Traditional Style of the Gacaca Courts to Resolve Conflicts”
  • John Barton, Rochester College, “Confusion and Communion: Christian Mission and Ethnic Identities in Post-Genocide Rwanda”
  • Richard H. Dinkins, Judge, Middle Section of the Tennessee Court of Appeals, “Reflections on ‘Tennessee Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy v. Vanderbilt University, Court of Appeals – State of Tennessee’”
  • Fred D. Gray, Decorated Civil Rights Lawyer and Senior Partner at Gray, Langford, Sapp, McGowan, Gray, Gray & Nathanson  P.C., Respondent
 
“Doctors, Medicine, and Christian Origins
   Richard Wright, Oklahoma Christian University, Convener
 
  • Troy W. Martin, Saint Xavier University, “Particular Perspectives on Peritome (Circumcision) by Physicians, Philosophers, Philo, and Paul”
  • Clare K. Rothschild, Lewis University, “Maladies of the Soul: Crisis Preparation in Galen's De Indolentia
  • Trevor W. Thompson, Abilene Christian University, “The Leaping Fetus (Luke 1:41, 44): The In Utero Baptist and Greco-Roman Theories of Fetal Development”
  • Christopher R. Hutson, Abilene Christian University, Respondent
 
“The End of the Wicked: God, Hell, and Reconciliation”
   Brandon L. Fredenburg, Lubbock Christian University, Convener
 
  • Edward Fudge, Independent Scholar, The Fire That Consumes, 2011
  • Thomas Talbott, Willamette University, Emeritus, The Inescapable Love of God, 1999
  • Jerry L. Walls, Houston Baptist University, Hell: The Logic of Damnation, 1992; Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation, 2011
 
“Inside Christian Higher Education: Engaging a Major New Research Report”
   C. Leonard Allen, Abilene Christian University, Convener
   Session II:  “Faith, Scholarship, and Academic Freedom”
 
  • Joe Ricke, Taylor University, “The Tightrope Act of Christian Scholarship”
  • Daniel Russ, Gordon College, “Security, Risk, and Academic Freedom”
  • Darryl Tippens, Pepperdine University, Respondent
  • Candice McQueen, Lipscomb University, Respondent
 
“An Interdisciplinary Critical Review of Whitney Vaughn’s Exposure
   Mike Fernandez, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Aerial Ellis, (Psychology) Lipscomb University, Reviewer
  • Craig Detweiler, (Film) Pepperdine University, Reviewer
  • Steve Joiner, (Conflict Management) Lipscomb University, Reviewer
    • Sawyer Wallace, Director, Lipscomb University
    • Erin Randolph, Stage Manager, Lipscomb University
    • Beki Baker, Directing Mentor, Lipscomb University
    • Whitney Vaughn, Playwright, Lipscomb University
 
“Issues in the Care of At-Risk Children”
   Ron Bruner, Westview Boys’ Home, Hollis, Oklahoma, Convener
 
  • Holly DeBoard Towers, Christian Adoptions, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma “Adaptation of Existing Infrastructures for Support of Foster Care Families”
  • Ryan Fraser, Freed-Hardeman University, “Spiritual Narratives of Adoptive Parents within the Churches of Christ”
  • Ralph Richardson, Hope Harbor, Respondent
  • Deborah Niccum, Abilene Christian University, Respondent
 
Major Book Review: “Prospects for Muslim-Christian Dialogue in the United States: A Critique of Lee C. Camp’s “Who Is My Enemy?: Questions American Christians Must Face about Islam – and Themselves (Brazos, 2011)”
   Ted A. Smith, Vanderbilt University, Convener
 
  • Amir M. Arain, Vanderbilt University: Reviewer
  • William J. Abraham, Southern Methodist University, Reviewer
  • Shaun Casey, Wesley Theological Seminary, Reviewer
  • C. Melissa Snarr, Vanderbilt University, Reviewer
  • Lee C. Camp, Lipscomb University, Respondent
 
Major Book Review: “Reconciliation and ‘Holy Land Theology’: A Review of Gary Burge’s Jesus and the Land: The New Testament Challenge to ‘Holy Land Theology’ (Baker, 2010)"
   Evertt W. Huffard, Harding School of Theology, Convener
 
  • Rick Marrs, Pepperdine University, “The Prophets and the Land”
  • Khalil Jahshan, Pepperdine University, “The Dilemma for Palestinian Christians”
  • Hanna Swaid, Member of the Israel Knesset, “Land Issues and the Hope for Reconciliation”
  • Gary Burge, Wheaton College Graduate School, Respondent
 
Major Book Review: “Responses to Robert S. Reid’s and Lucy Hogan’s The Six Deadly Sins of Preaching” Session II
   Dave Bland, Harding School of Theology, Convener
 
  • Spencer Furby, Slicer Street Church of Christ, Kennett, MO, Reviewer
  • Chris Altrock, Highland Church of Christ, Memphis, TN, Reviewer
  • Pat Bills, Highland Oaks Church of Christ, Dallas, TX, Reviewer
  • Lucy Hogan, Wesley Theological Seminary and Robert S. Reid, Dubuque Seminary (authors), Respondents
 
“Racial Reconciliation in Three American Cities”
   Richard T. Hughes, Messiah College, Convener
 
  • Joel E. Anderson, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, “Building Bridges of Racial Reconciliation in Little Rock, Arkansas”
  • Catherine Meeks, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA, Emeritus, “Building Bridges of Racial Reconciliation in Macon, Georgia”
  • C. Wayne Baxter, Faith Chapel Church of God in Christ, Harrisburg, PA, and Richard T. Hughes, Messiah College, “Building Bridges of Racial Reconciliation in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania”
 
"Reconciliation in Anglo-Saxon and Hebrew Narratives
   Carole Carroll, Lubbock Christian University, Convener
 
  • Shenai Alonge, Lubbock Christian University, “Rahab as Reconciler Between God and Israel”
  • Kenneth Hawley, Lubbock Christian University, “The Consolation of Philosophy and the Reconciliation of Boethius”
  • Mark Sneed, Lubbock Christian University, “Discerning Ecclesiastes’ Utopian World”
 
“Scholarship, Activism, Leadership & Faith: A Roundtable on Experiences in Higher Education”
   Thomas Chase Hagood, Abraham Baldwin College, Convener
 
  • Todd Lee Goen, The University of Georgia and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Panelist
  • Daleah B. Goodwin, The University of Georgia, Panelist
  • Thomas Chase Hagood, Abraham Baldwin College, Panelist
  • Jillian H. Hurst, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Panelist
 
“Technology and Transcendence: Christian Responses to Transhumanism”
   Jennifer Jeanine Thweatt-Bates, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Convener
 
  • Matthew Dowling, Oklahoma Christian University, “Should We Hit the Delete Key? : Transhumanism, Emotion Suppression, and the Promise of ‘Vigilant Memory’”
  • William Price, Lipscomb University, “’Transhuman’: A Discourse in Cybernetics and Christian Theology”
  • Jeff Fitzkappes, Lutheran School of Theology, “Theological Resources for Improving the Christian Reception of Transhumanism”
 
“Two Exercises in Analytic Theology: Investigating Faith and Free Will”
   Kraig Martin, Baylor University, Convener
 
  • Mark Wiebe, Southern Methodist University, “Molina and Farrer on Providence and Libertarian Freedom”
  • Kraig Martin, Baylor University, “Faith and the Rationality of Closing Inquiry”
  • Chris Shrock, Baylor University, Respondent
  • Bruce Marshall, Southern Methodist University, Respondent

 

Saturday, 9 - 10:30 AM

 

“The Bible Made Possible: Creative Bible Teaching For Undergraduates”
   John York, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Mark Lanier, Lanier Theological Library, Teaching  ‘Reconciliation and the Fall of Israel!’ to a 21st-Century Audience”
  • Jason Bembry, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Respondent
  • Candice McQueen, Lipscomb University, Respondent
  • John Monson, Trinity Evangelical Seminary, Respondent
 
"A Community of Reconciliation: Hope in a Retributive Context"
   Richard Goode, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
(Note: This session will meet at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. Attendance limited to 20. Those wishing to attend the session must notify Richard Goode at Richard.Goode@lipscomb.edu by May 11, 2012.)
  • Jeannie Alexander, Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, Chaplain, Panelist
  • Jody Lewen, Patten University at San Quentin, Executive Director of the Prison University Project, Panelist
  • Residents of Riverbend, Panelists
 
“Emerging Perspectives on Intergenerational Ministry”
   Dudley Chancey, Oklahoma Christian University, Convener
 
  • Ron Bruner, Westview Boys’ Home, “A Macro Analysis of Intergenerational Ministry among North American Churches”
  • Dudley Chancey, Oklahoma Christian University, “Three Generation Families of Faith: The Search of the Intergenerational Faith Center for Sustainable Faith in Churches of Christ”
  • Daniel Rodriguez, Pepperdine University, “Intergenerational Ministry among Hispanics in Light of A Future for the Latino Church”
 
“Evaluating an Interactive Web Bibliography for Church Leaders”
   Eddie Randolph, Harding School of Theology, Convener
 
  • Carlus Gupton, Johnson University and Harding School of Theology, “Presenting a Web Interactive Bibliography for Scholar-Practitioners and Ministry Academics”
  • Jim Miller, Harding University, Respondent
  • John Harrison, Oklahoma Christian University, Respondent
  • Chris Smith, Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, Pulpit Minister, Respondent
 
“Forgiving But Not Forgetting: Lessons from Immaculée Ilibagiza’s Left to Tell: One Woman’s Story of Surviving the Rwandan Holocaust
   Darryl Tippens, Pepperdine University, Convener
 
  • Lindy Adams, Christian Chronicle, former Senior Associate Editor, Panelist
  • John Barton, Rochester College, Panelist
  • Nancy Magnusson Durham, Lipscomb University, Panelist
  • Jay Milbrandt, Pepperdine University, Panelist
 
“Inside Christian Higher Education: Engaging a Major New Research Report”
   C. Leonard Allen, Abilene Christian University, Convener
   Session III: “The Challenge of Race and Gender in Christian Higher Education”
 
  • Samuel Joeckel and Thomas Chesnes, Palm Beach Atlantic University, “Introduction”
  • Alvaro Nieves, Wheaton College, “Race and Ethnicity in CCCU Institutions”
  • Elizabeth Lewis Hall, Rosemead School of Psychology, “Gender Equity at CCCU Institutions”
  • Norma Burgess, Lipscomb University, Respondent
  • Greg Straughn, Abilene Christian University, Respondent
 
Literary Arts Section:  “The Literature of Reconciliation”
   John Struloeff, Pepperdine University, Convener
 
  • John Struloeff, Pepperdine University, “Tolstoy and the Complexities of Reconciliation in Anna Karenina”
  • Forrest Anderson, Catawba College, “Comedy as Reconciliation: Love, Lust, and Religion in the Work of Philip Roth”
  • Jeffrey Stayton, The University of Mississippi, “Reconciliation through Violence: Southern Gothic Meets Spanish Baroque in the Career of Cormac McCarthy”
  • Paul Contino, Pepperdine University, Respondent
 
“Measuring Spirituality: Assessments and Outcomes”
   Jackie L. Halstead, Lipscomb University, Convener
 
  • Marianne McInnes-Miller, Alliant University, “Perspectives of Spirituality”
  • Peter Jankowski, Bethel University, “Measuring Spirituality from within a Relational Framework: Testing Two Proposed Theoretical Models”
  • Robert Stewart, Texas Tech University, “On Quantifying the Qualities of Spirituality: The Apparent Influence of Context on Measurement”
  • Scott McDowell, Lipscomb University, Respondent
 
“Message Creation and Effects:  Essays in Media, Rhetoric and Reconciliation”
   John Jones, Pepperdine University, Convener.  A Peer Reviewed Session.
 
  • Shawn R. Hughes, Lubbock Christian University and Dustin Hahn, Texas Tech University, “Sing it Out: A Study of Worship Media Effectiveness”
  • Jeremie Beller, University of Oklahoma, “Reconciling a Post-911 America”
  • Christopher Cotten, Lipscomb University, “Let us Look Closely at What the Text of Scripture Teaches: Ambrose’s Use of Biblical Exempla in his Funeral Oration for Theodosius”
  • Juanie Walker, Pepperdine University, “Convicted Civility as Communication Ethic”
 
“New Brunswick Theological Seminary’s Anti-Racism Initiative: Creating the ‘Beloved Community’ within Institutions of Theological Education”
   Jennifer Jeanine Thweatt-Bates, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Convener
 
  • Jeffrey R. Baker, Faulkner University, Panelist
  • James W. McCarty III, Emory University, Panelist
  • Jesse Pettengill, West Islip, New York Church of Christ, Panelist
  • Jennifer Jeanine Thweatt-Bates, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, Panelist
 
“Observing, Measuring, and Examining Gender-Roles and Their Effects in Religious and Secular Contexts”
   Lynette Sharp-Penya, Abilene Christian University, Convener
 
  • Cynthia Roper, Abilene Christian University, “A Look at Women and Their Roles as Portrayed in Church of Christ Periodicals”
  • Suzanne Fournier Macaluso & Jared Perkins, Abilene Christian University, “The Effects of Religious Tradition on Women's Employment at Christian Colleges”
  • Lynette Sharp-Penya, Suzanne Fournier Macaluso, Garry Bailey, & Lori Anne Shaw, Abilene Christian University, “Measuring Gender-Role Attitudes in Religious Contexts: A Test of Scale Reliability and Validity”
  • Dwayne VanRheenen, Provost Emeritus, Abilene Christian University, Respondent
 
“Reconciliation across the Disciplines: Views from Politics and Literature”
   Nathan Shank, University of Kentucky, Convener
 
  • Benjamin Garner, University of Kansas, “Vote With Your Fork: Food, Reconciliation, and Politics at the Lawrence Farmers’ Market”
  • Nathan Shank, University of Kentucky, “God of the Gaps: Reconciling Christianity with the Consciousness Impasse”
  • Joanna Benskin, Purdue University, “Reconciling the Conflicted Closing of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”
  • Karie Cross, University of Notre Dame, Reconciling Opposing Views in the Feminist Legal Theory Debate”
  • Nancy Shankle, Abilene Christian University, Respondent
 
Themes from the Old Testament: Studies in Reconciliation. Session 2: “Human-Human Reconciliation: Studies in Genesis,”
   Danny Mathews, Pepperdine University, Convener
 
  • Jonathan Huddleston, Abilene Christian University, “‘Big Tent’ Israel and Genesis’ Inclusive Genealogy”
  • Mark Lackowski, Yale University Divinity School, “Sons of Promise, Sons of Sacrifice: A Dialogical Midrash of Genesis 21 and 22”
  • Terry Briley, Lipscomb University, Respondent
 
“Toward an Epistemology of Theology”
   William Abraham, Southern Methodist University, Convener
 
  • William Abraham, Southern Methodist University, Panelist
  • Frederick Aquino, Abilene Christian University, Panelist