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2014 Stone Campbell Journal Conference

Thirteenth Annual SCJ Conference

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March 14-15, 2014

hosted by

God in Culture
Music, Movies and Contemporary Life

Jeremy Begbie, Duke University
With Craig Detweiler, Pepperdine University, and Phil Kenneson, Milligan College

Conference Schedule

Check-In and Registration begin 7:30 AM on Friday. Sessions run from Friday at 8:00 AM till 7:00 PM, then Saturday 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM. A detailed conference schedule will be available by March 1 or earlier.

Please note the newly-added pre-conference event for women scholars at 8 PM on Thursday Night, March 13: "Exploring Gender, Scholarship, and Influence: A Conversation among Stone-Campbell Female Scholars".

Participating in the Conference

Call for papers on all topics. Contact Stewart Penwell ( by December 1, 2013.

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.  For the Errett competition, contact Rick Cherok (




Johnson University's Tennessee campus is located in Knoxville, just 12 miles from downtown. When you enter campus, you will see signage for the SCJ Conference directing you to parking and SCJ Conference Central.

Physical campus address for navigation: 7900 Johnson Dr., Knoxville, TN 37998 (

Recommended Housing

On Campus Housing: Johnson University is able to make available dorm-style guest housing on campus to accommodate a portion of conference attendees, and the university’s Guest Housing Department has taken special efforts to welcome the SCJ Conference. If you are interested in this housing option, we encourage you to request this as soon as possible as space is limited.

Priority will be given to full-time student attendees, and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis with areas for both men and women. Some rooms will be available in a guest dorm, and additional space will be available in duplexes. In each situation, housing is two to a room with shared bathroom facilities. Linens will be provided. Cost is $15 per person per night, and requests for housing should be indicated on the registration form. On-campus housing is limited and is not guaranteed by requesting it when you register. Housing requests are being processed by Johnson University Guest Housing. They handle all details for the guest housing and will provide you with information and payment procedure if they have housing for you, and will inform you if they do not have housing.

Area Hotels at Strawberry Plains: A number of choices for hotels are available at Exit 398 off I-40, Strawberry Plains Pike, less than 10 minutes from the Johnson campus. Shuttle service will be available from this area to campus twice each day.

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Hampton Inn – East Knoxville in Strawberry Plain area at 7445 Sawyer Lane, Knoxville, TN 37924.

The nonsmoking rooms are available for the SCJ Conference rate of $99 per night plus tax with either two queen beds or one king bed. Rate includes free breakfast, parking, and wi-fi. This rate is only guaranteed until February 19. Please note hotels may fill up before this date.

To obtain this rate, call 865-525-3511

Other hotels in the Strawberry Plains area include Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn, Best Western Inn and Suites, Red Roof Inn, as well as others. Johnson University has discounted rates at many of these hotels and provides a list on its site. There are restaurants and fast food choices in the area as well. Please note: You are advised to make housing decisions early as this weekend is one of high demand due to other events in the area.

Shuttle Bus Transportation

Shuttle bus transportation from the Strawberry Plains area twice a day on Friday and Saturday will be provided by Johnson University. Transportation will also be provided to the optional Friday night group dinner. Details on all conference transportation will be available later.

Airport Transportation

In addition, Johnson University has graciously agreed to assist with airport transfers whenever possible. Local services are also listed on the website of the Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport. Please indicate your transportation needs on the registration form.


Meals are on your own, not included in the conference pricing. Breakfast ($5), lunch ($6.50) and dinner ($8.00) will be available on campus for Friday. Saturday breakfast may be available if there is sufficient interest. Please indicate your interest in these meals on the registration form.

Optional group dinner Friday night will be at Calhoun's On the River, the downtown location of an informal local favorite that specializes in barbecue. Average cost will be about $10-15 per person, and transportation will be available from campus and then back to the Strawberry Plains area. Please indicate your interest in this on the registration form.

Students interested in learning more about the graduate programs at Johnson University are invited to a complimentary luncheon with Johnson University Admissions Department staff on Friday. Johnson University offers graduate programs in counseling, intercultural studies, New Testament, strategic ministry, teacher education, and leadership studies. [degree program details at]. Please indicate interest in this on the registration form.

Registration Costs

  • Stone-Campbell Scholars Community members/subscribers: $50

  • Non-members/non-subscribers: $80
    (registration fee includes one-year membership in Stone-Campbell Scholar's Community)

  • Student members/subscribers: $30

  • Student non-members/non-subscribers: $50
    (registration fee includes one-year membership in Stone-Campbell Scholar's Community)

  • Accompanying Spouse, not attending all sessions, $20 payable onsite.

  • On-site registration will be available for those not registering by March 5. All on-site registrations are subject to a $20 late fee.

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

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Conference Registration Deadline: March 5, 2014

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