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2020 Stone Campbell Journal Conference

Featured Speakers:

Shaun Casey, Director, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and Public Affairs, and Professor, Georgetown University

"The Impact of Stone-Campbell Ideals: My Life in Political Work and Public Service"

"The Office of Religion and Global Affairs Under Barack Obama: My Perspective"

Jess Hale, Attorney with the Tennessee General Assembly. Former staff to a Tennessee Governor and a U.S. Senator

"Disciples of Public Tables: A Public Servant's View of SCM Engagement with Public Policy"

Richard Cherok, Professor of History, Ozark Christian College

"Citizen Campbell: Alexander Campbell and Early American Politics"

Highlights and Key Dates

Open call for additional paper

  • Parallel paper title due January 20, 2020
  • First 35 papers accepted
  • Multiple study groups
  • Three student paper competitions with scholarships or cash prizes
  • Online registration open January 20 to March 8, 2020

More conference information including housing options, details, and registration info coming soon

Conference Schedule

Check-In and Registration begin 7:45 a.m. on Friday. Sessions run from Friday at 7:45 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost includes coffee breaks but no meals.

Check the SCJ website for any updated news as schedule develops

Participating in the Conference

We invite your attendance and participation in the 2020 SCJ Conference. Here's what's in store in addition to the plenary sessions:

Parallel papers presented by attendees:

The first 35 paper topics submitted were guaranteed a presentation slot. (Deadline for submitting paper titles is January 20, 2020). Please contact Jeff Painter, Conference Parallel Paper Coordinator, at

Study Groups

The following study groups welcome inquiries (as of 10/2/2019)

Presenters have been decided for each study group. Contact Dawn Gentry, Dean of the Study Groups, [] for more details or any possible openings due to cancellations.

Student paper competitions:

Junior/Senior or M.A./M.Div. All topics. Top Prize $2500 graduate school scholarships. Submissions: Les Hardin ( See contest rules, also 10 scholarship-awarding schools. Paper Due: December 15, 2019

The Isaac Errett Award from the Disciples of Christ Historical Society. Graduate school students. Stone-Campbell historical topic. Price $250 cash. Submissions: Newell Williams ( Paper Due: January 20, 2020

Location and Getting There

The 2020 SCJ Conference will be back at Johnson University, Knoxville, Tennessee. Physical campus address for navigation: 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37998. The area is served by Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport.

Registration Costs

Please note tiered deadlines for registration. ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 8, 2020. 

Until 2/23/20Until 3/8/20On-Site
Member / Subscriber (current):$60$80$90
Non-member (includes 1-year membership if not current)$110$130$140
Student Member / Subscriber (current)$30$35$40
Student Non-Member (includes 1-year membership)$60$65$70

All persons involved in the program for the conference must register.

In addition, Johnson University attendees pay reduced rates (free for students). Details on the registration form.

Conference registration includes attendance at all sessions, access to conferee-only discounted book sales, coffee and snack breaks, shuttle bus transportation, and on-site parking.

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Volume 22 Issue 2

Current Issue:
VOLUME 22, No. 2
Fall 2019

William R. Baker
SCJ Editor 

James Sedlacek
Review Coordinator

Betsy Chastain
Conference Registration & Subscription Manager
(513) 284-5835

Joni Sullivan Baker
Director of Development and Communications

Jeff Painter
Advertising Manager