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Johnson University Hosts 2019 SCJ Conference

11.09.2018 20:26 Age: 313 days
Category: SCJ Conference

The 18th annual SCJ conference heads back to Johnson University, Knoxville, TN, on April 5-6  (Friday, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM; Sat, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM).

The theme is Acts and Paul: Another Look.  Featured speakers include:  Craig Keener, F. M. Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary, who will present "Interpreting Acts:  The Value of Cultural Background," and Interpreting Romans: The Mind of the Spirit;" Jerry Sumney, Professor or Biblical Studies, Lexington Theological Seminary, who will present "Interpreting First Corinthians: The Value of Tradition;" and David Fiensy, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies, Kentucky Christian University, who will present "Interpreting Acts: The Value of Archaeology."

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 20, 2019.  The first 35 paper topics submitted are guaranteed a slot.  After that will depend on rooms available and cancelled papers.

Fifteen study groups welcome inquiries, no later than January 3, 2019:  


Inquiries regarding study groups may be directed to the dean of the study groups:  Dawn Gentry (

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. For the Isaac Errett competition, contact Newell Williams (  The winner receives a cash award. Submissions are due January 3, 2019

Registration opens February 1, 2019

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