One hundred seventy-five people attended the 2022 SCJ Conference, April 8-9, hosted by Johnson University, Knoxville, TN. Registrants included people from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
Attendees registered from 38 different colleges, universities, and graduate schools, with Johnson University Tennessee leading the way with 43, followed by Great Lakes University (9), Central Christian College (7) Johnson University Florida (6), Lincoln Christian University (5), Emmanuel Christian University (5), and Milligan University (5). Registrants also came from twenty different churches. Most registrants were faculty (58) but many were students (48). Students included Graduate (13), undergraduate (25), and Ph.D. (10).
The theme of Jesus in the Gospels: Parables, Female Disciples, and Children featured speakers Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University, who presented "Reading the Parables as Jewish Stories"; "Christian Privilege and Christian Fragility: The Sins of Denying and Deflecting Problematic Biblical Passages"; Amy Lindeman Allen, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Christian Theological Seminary, who presented "Children in the Gospels"; and Holly Carey, Professor of New Testament, Point University, who presented "Female Disciples in the Gospels."
These lectures were complemented by more than 56 experienced and emerging scholars who gave presentations in parallel sessions, 9 study groups, and 2 student paper context sessions.
Plenary and Study Group sessions were available virtually as well as in-person. Nine registered for virtual. Some were international: Ghana and Canada. Others were domestic: Colorado, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, and Oregon