After a successful foray on the road for the first time at Lincoln Christian University in 2012, the 12th annual SCJ conference will be hosted by Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, on April 5-6, 2013.
The theme is: Closer to God: Spirituality from the Old Testament. John Goldingay (Fuller Theological Seminary will present: "Was There Something Missing in Israel's Relationship with God?" and "Memory, Ethics, and Spirituality in the Old Testament." Paul Kissling (Lincoln Christian University will present: "The So-Called 'Post-Exilic’ Return: Already-But-Not-Yet in Ezra-Nehemiah." Dale Manor (Harding University) will present "The Philistines Versus Israel at Beth-Shemesh: Archaeological Findings."
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 William Baker, SCJ Editor, at email@example.com by December 1, 2012
Ten study groups welcome inquiries: Christian Education (firstname.lastname@example.org); Biblical Teaching on Women (email@example.com); Theological and Missiological Perspectives on World and New Religions (firstname.lastname@example.org); Ecclesiology and Social Ethics (email@example.com); Old Testament Prophetic Tradition and Application (firstname.lastname@example.org); Mark’s Gospel in Mediterranean Context (email@example.com); Reexamining Scholarship in the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement (firstname.lastname@example.org), History and Practice of Christian Worship (email@example.com); Patristics (firstname.lastname@example.org); Online Learning and Technology (acrumpton@johnsonU.edu).
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 (email@example.com) immediately to indicate your interest and to obtain the competition rules (also available on the SCJ website). For the Errett competition, contact Rick Cherok (firstname.lastname@example.org).