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2015 Stone Campbell Journal Conference

Fourteenth Annual SCJ Conference

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April 10-11, 2015

Presented by
Hope International University

at East 91st Street Christian Church
6049 East 91st Street, Indianapolis, IN

New Testament Explorations
Septuagint, Acts, and Paul

Dr. Karen Jobes of Wheaton College, Dr. Carl Holladay of Emory University, and Dr. David Matson of Hope International University.

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 15 or earlier.

For the second year, there will be a special preconference session on Thursday from 8-10 p.m. All female scholars and aspiring scholars are invited to attend. Watch website for location and other details. Contact Heather Gorman (

Participating in the Conference

Call for papers on all topics. Contact Stewart Penwell ( by January 10, 2015 (extended from December 20, 2014).

Thirteen study groups welcome inquiries, including three new ones: 



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 (

Student paper competition deadline closes at midnight, December 20, 2014.


Hope International University will present the 2015 SCJ Conference with the generous offer of using the facilities at East 91st Christian Church, located on the north side of Indianapolis in the Castleton area, close to Allisonville Road and 86th Street. This is an area near many hotels, restaurants and other amenities. When you drive onto the church property, look for signage for the SCJ Conference directing you to parking and SCJ Conference Central.

Physical campus address for navigation: 6049 East 91st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250 (map).

Recommended Housing

Area Hotels: A number of choices for hotels are available in the area.

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Marriott Courtyard in Castleton (8670 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis) and some additional rooms at the Quality Inn Castleton (8380 Kelly Lane, Indianapolis).

The Marriott 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 does not include free breakfast but does include free parking, and wi-fi. This rate is only guaranteed until March 19. Please note hotels may fill up before this date. To obtain this rate, call the Marriott at 800-321-2211.

The Quality Inn, which only has king rooms available, is a rate of $82 per night including a free hot breakfast, parking and and wi-fi. This rate is guaranteed only until March 9. There are fewer rooms available at the Quality Inn, so please be advised to book early if you can use a king room. To obtain this rate, call the Quality Inn at 317-806-1866.

There are a number of other hotels in the Castleton/Allisonville Road area There are numerous restaurants and fast food choices in the area as well.

On Site Housing: E91st Church is making available some of the large rooms in the children’s ministry areas for those who wish to bring their own bedding and towels and sleep on the floor. There is some limited shower availability as well.

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.

The SCJ Conference is responsible for the additional costs associated with providing this space, which will be determined by the number of people who take this option. Please be aware space is limited and a sufficient number of people must participate to make this cost effective. Estimated costs will be about $15 per person per night, with more information to be posted here as we have it.

If you are interested in this housing option, we encourage you to request this on your registration and to do so as soon as possible. Someone from the SCJ conference will follow up with you with details.

Shuttle Bus Transportation

Shuttle bus transportation between the church and the Marriott and Quality Inn will run twice a day on Friday and Saturday. 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, Hope International University staff in town for the conference has graciously agreed to assist with airport transfers whenever possible. Local services are also listed on the website of Indianapolis International Airport. Please indicate your transportation needs on the registration form.


Meals are on your own, not included in the conference pricing. Because we are at a church, the only onsite food available will be catered. If there is sufficient interest, we will provide modestly priced breakfast and lunch items for sale a la cart on site.

Please indicate your interest in these meals on the registration form.

Optional group dinner Friday night will be at an area restaurant. Average cost will be about $10- 15 per person, and transportation will be available from the church and then back to the conference hotels.

Please indicate your interest in this on the registration form.

Students interested in learning more about the online graduate programs at Hope International University are invited to indicate this interest on the registration form and will be contacted regarding a time during the conference to receive additional information. See for more information on the graduate programs offered.

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 to member or non-member: $50 registered at same time as spouse.
  • On-site registration will be available for those not registering by March 30. 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-site parking.

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