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2021 Stone Campbell Journal Conference

Registration open February 15-April 5, 2021

Violence of God in the Old Testament

Twentieth Annual SCJ Conference

The 20th annual SCJ conference ventures to Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL, on April 16-17, 2021 (Friday, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM; Sat, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM). If COVID-19 conditions necessitate, the conference will function virtually. The plenary sessions and maybe more will be available virtually regardless.

The theme is Violence of God in the Old Testament. Featured speakers include:

Eric Seibert
Professor of Old Testament, Messiah University
"Solving the Problem of God's Violent Behavior in the Old Testament: Is Jesus the Answer?" and "Preaching and Teaching from Violent Old Testament Texts: Pitfalls and Possibilities"

Michelle Knight
Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"Sexual Violence at Gibeah (Judges 19);"

Mark Hamilton
Onstead Professor of Biblical Studies, Abilene Christian University
"No Shalom for the Wicked? Peace after War in the Book of Isaiah."

Participating in the Conference

Related papers or papers on other biblical, theological, or historical topics are sought for parallel sessions from experienced scholars as well as from student scholars. Send your paper title (no abstract needed) to Jeff Painter, Conference Parallel Paper Coordinator, at absolutely no later than January 25, 2020. The first 35 paper topics submitted are guaranteed a slot. After that it will depend on rooms available and cancelled papers.

These study groups welcome inquiries, no later than January 5, 2020:

Inquiries regarding study groups may be directed to the coordinator of the study groups:

Student paper competitions will occur in three categories: Junior/Senior; M.A./M.Div., and Restoration (Isaac Errett Award from the Disciples Historical Society). Contact Les Hardin ( immediately to indicate your interest and to obtain the competition rules (also available on the SCJ website) for the undergrad and grad competition, and also receive information on the $2500 scholarship available to both undergrad and grad winners. Papers due: January 5, 2021. For the Isaac Errett competition, contact Doug Foster ( The winner receives a cash award. Submissions are due January 25, 2021.

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VOLUME 23, No. 1
Spring 2020

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