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CLOSER TO GOD: Spirituality from the Old Testament

April 5-6, 2013
Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee

John Goldingay, Fuller Theological Seminary

With Paul Kissling, Lincoln Christian University, and Dale Manor, Harding University

Participating in the Conference

Call for papers on all topics. Contact William Baker ( by December 1, 2012.

Ten study groups welcome inquiries: 


Student paper competitions are open to both undergraduate and graduate students in three categories:  Junior/Senior; M.A./M.Div., and Stone-Campbell History (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 Errett competition, contact Rick Cherok (




Lipscomb University is located in south central Nashville, south of the Rt. 440 loop and west of I-65 on Granny White Pike.

SCJ Conference Central will be in the Ezell Center, close to the Belmont Boulevard campus entrance. Parking will be provided in designated areas.

Physical campus address for navigation:

3901 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN 37204-3951.[map]


Recommended Housing

Hampton Inn - Brentwood

5630 Franklin Pike Circle, Brentwood, TN 37027.

A Stone-Campbell Journal Conference rate of $109 (plus taxes and fees) per room per night has been negotiated for Thursday and Friday nights for either a king or double room. Price includes breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking. Rate guaranteed until March 15, 2013. Some rooms available at this rate also for Wednesday (4/3/13) and Saturday (4/6/13) nights. To book, call the property at 615/373-2212 or use link below. This pricing available only at this Hampton location. Brentwood is a comfortable suburban area about 15 minutes south of Lipscomb adjacent to eateries and shopping.


Scarritt-Bennett Center

1008 19th Avenue S., Nashville, TN 37212.

Another option this year is the Scarritt-Bennett Center, a conference center that primarily offers single rooms in suite style (two same-gender guest rooms share one bath) for $50 per room per night (plus taxes and fees). A few double rooms are also available. Price includes in-room Wi-Fi and parking. Near Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and the Disciples Historical Society, the beautiful Scarrittt-Bennett Center is within walking distance of Hilltop Village and its eclectic, student-oriented restaurants and shops. The Scarritt-Bennett Center does not accept room block holds so reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. View more information on the website or call 866-420-5486.


Shuttle Bus Transportation

Lipscomb University has graciously agreed to provide shuttle bus transportation from the Hampton Inn Brentwood and the Scarritt-Bennett Center twice a day on Friday and Saturday. Transportation will also be provided to the optional Friday night group dinner. Details on all conference transportation to follow.

Airport Transportation

Reasonably-priced airport transfers to Lipscomb and accommodation options may be booked with InShuttle. You may book online at or contact them at 615/255-3519. Fees vary by location.

Registration Costs

  • Stone-Campbell Scholars Community members/subscribers: $40
  • Non-members/non-subscribers: $50
  • Student members/subscribers: $20
  • Student non-members/non-subscribers: $30

Conference registration includes attendance at all sessions, access to conferee-only discounted book sales, coffee and snack breaks, and on-campus parking. More information will be available later about on-your-own meal options on Lipscomb’s campus for Friday lunch, as well as the optional group dinner at a local restaurant on Friday night.

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Conference Registration Deadline: March 28, 2013

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William R. Baker
SCJ Editor 

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