Lipscomb University

Christian Scholars' Conference

Plenary Speakers, Lectures and Special Sessions

We are pleased to announce the following speakers for the 2020 CSC:

Katharine Hayhoe

Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is a professor at Texas Tech University, hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding, and has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People.

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Ibram X. Kendi

Kendi, a historian and New York Times best-selling author, is Professor of History and International Relations and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. He is an Ideas Columnist at The Atlantic and in 2016, his book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, won the National Book award.

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Laura Nasrallah

Yale's Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation, Laura Nasrallah, will be delivering the 2020 Everett Ferguson Lecture in Early Christian Studies. Nasrallah's research and teaching bring together New Testament and early Christian literature with the archeological remains of the Mediterranean world, and often engage issues of colonialism, gender, race, status, and power. Her Archeology and the Letters of Paul (Oxford University Press, 2019) focuses on reconstructing the social, economic, and religious contexts of those to whom Paul wrote, focusing on case studies in specific cities and regions. Her first book, An Ecstasy of Folly: Prophecy and Authority in Early Christianity, focuses on 1 Corinthians and on materials from the second- and third-century controversies over prophecy and the nature of the soul.

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Steven McKenzie

Steven L. McKenzie will present the J.J.M. Roberts lecture in Old Testament Studies at the 2020 CSC. McKenzie is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Religious Studies and the Spence L. Wilson Research Fellow at Rhodes College. He has authored and edited numerous books, commentary series, encyclopedias, and study Bibles, but is perhaps most widely known for King David: A Biography (2000). He co-founded the Deuteronomistic History Section at the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting and has served on numerous editorial boards, including the Journal of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Quarterly and Vetus Testamentum.

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