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2020 Stone Campbell Journal Conference

Nineteeth Annual SCJ Conference
Rescheduled for September 11-12 via Zoom

Presented by
Stone-Campbell International

Hosted by
Johnson University, Knoxville, Tennessee


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 at 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"

Conference Schedule

Sessions run from Friday morning through Saturday morning. Exact times to be announced. Being virtual means we will have to consider schedule impact on all time zones. Virtual conference may expand into Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon.

A detailed conference schedule will be posted on the SCJ website when available. Check back for updated news as schedule develops.

Student paper finalists:

Undergraduate Student Paper Finalist

Presider: Les Hardin
Johnson University Florida

Alec Bell
Hope International University
Sponsor: David Matson
"The Assuring Hope of Christ versus a Skeptical Fear from Hollywood: An Exegetical Analysis of 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11"

Michael Wood
Johnson University Florida
Sponsor: Les Hardin
"The King's Invitation: A Study of Matthew 22:1-14"

Graduate Paper Finalists
Ryan Eidson
Lincoln Christian University
Sponsor: Steve Cone
"Growing into Humanity’s True Identity to Fulfill God’s Purpose: Imago Dei in Irenaeus of Lyons"

Troy LaRue
Abilene Christian University
Sponsor: Wes Crawford
"Cracks in the Foundation: Epistemology and Austin McGary"

Samuel Guy
Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan
Sponsor: Jason Bembry
“What is אדם that You are Mindful: A Comparison of אדם in Gen 1 and 2”

Isaac Errett Award Finalist

Joel Childers
Abilene Christian University
"Responses to the Attack on Pearl Harbor in Journals from the Methodist Church and Churches of Christ."

Registration and Sessions

Those already registered for the spring dates need only to reconfirm their participation by August 21. Registration is also open for additional attendees. If you are a member please login before Registering.

Once attendees have confirmed their prior registration or registered for the first time, they will be eligible to receive the link to the program listing with all Zoom links for each session when it is available. Plenary lectures will be open to all registrants at scheduled times, followed by live discussions with the lectures. The plenary lecture recordings will be available without the discussion portion following the conference.

Registration Costs

Please note tiered deadlines for registration.

Until 8/16/20Until 9/4/20Day Of
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.

Registration online for spouses is $30 ($20 for student spouses) and includes access to conference activities.

Spouse registration is limited to individuals who are not formally affiliated with participating academic institutions nor in professional ministry positions.

In addition, Johnson University students may attend the conference for free BUT MUST REGISTER.

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Volume 26 Issue 1

Current Issue:
VOLUME 26, No. 1
Spring 2023



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