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Christianity and the Soul of the University: Faith as a Foundation for Intellectual Community

Christianity and the Soul of the University
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Henry, Douglas V. and Michael D. Beaty, eds. Christianity and the Soul of the University: Faith as a Foundation for Intellectual Community. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006.

Thursday, March 25-Saturday, March 27, 2004

Sponsored By The Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning And The Council of Christian Scholarly Societies

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Program Description

"Christianity and the Soul of the University" will explore the role that reflective Christian faith can play in unifying the intellectual life of the university. As John Henry Newman expressed well in The Idea of a University, theological reflection is not peripheral to the academic enterprise, but constitutes a fundamental feature of education in its fullest sense, whatever one's disciplinary affiliation. We hope to underscore in this conference the enduring place that Christian faith should hold as scholars consider how they are called to intellectual labor and how they regard their disciplines. Specifically, in the midst of a larger academic culture prone to fragmentation, we want to remind Christian scholars of the vision of the faith as a comprehensive, unsurpassable, and central account of human life and the world in relation to God. This vision calls us to an intellectual and spiritual community that aims at comprehending and appropriating the all-encompassing Christian vision of life, and doing so not incidentally, but as an essential and unifying aspect of our academic disciplines.

We are pleased to announce that the Baker Book House Company is the publishing sponsor of this conference. Please visit them on the Web at www.bakerbooks.com.


Plenary Speakers

Jean Bethke-Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at The University of Chicago.  She is the author of many books, including: Just War against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World, The Jane Addams Reader, Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy, Who Are We? Critical Reflections and Hopeful Possibilities, Augustine and the Limits of Politics, Democracy on Trial, Women and War, and Meditations on Modern Political Thought.  In addition to other books for which she has been an author, editor or contributor, Professor Elshtain is also the author of over four hundred articles and essays in scholarly journals and journals of civic opinion. In 1996, she was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the recipient of seven honorary degrees and is co-chair of the recently established Pew Forum on Religion and American Public Life.

Joel Carpenter is currently the provost of Calvin College, a post he has held since 1996.  He is the former director of the Religion Program at Pew Charitable Trusts, a position he assumed after a dozen years in teaching posts at Calvin, Trinity College (Illinois), and Wheaton College.  A scholar of American religious history, he has published many articles and chapters and is the co-editor of three books, Making Higher Education Christian, Twentieth-Century Evangelicalism: A Guide to the Sources, and Earthen Vessels: American Evangelicals and Foreign Missions.  Author of the award-winning study, Revive Us Again: The Reawakening of American Fundamentalism, Professor Carpenter’s latest work, co-edited with Lamin Sanneh, is The Changing Face of Christianity: Africa, the West, and the World (forthcoming).

Richard B. Hays George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, is internationally recognized for his work on the letters of Paul and on New Testament ethics. His book The Moral Vision of the New Testament: Community, Cross, New Creation was selected by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most important religious books of the twentieth century. Professor Hays has lectured widely worldwide, and as an ordained minister, he has preached in settings ranging from rural Oklahoma churches to London’s Westminster Abbey. Professor Hays has chaired the Pauline Epistles Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, as well as the Seminar on New Testament Ethics in the Society for New Testament Studies. He convened the Consultation on Teaching the Bible in the Twenty-First Century and was co-convenor of the Scripture Project, a research initiative sponsored by the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton.

David Lyle Jeffrey is Provost and Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities at Baylor University.  He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1996. Named Inaugural Professor of the Year at the University of Ottawa in 1995, he has also been Guest Professor at Peking University (Beijing) since 1996. He served as Department Chair of English both at the University of Victoria and the University of Ottawa, and has taught also at the Universities of Rochester, Hull (UK) and Regent College.  Besides being the general editor and co-author of A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature and co-author of Rethinking the Future of the University, some of Dr. Jeffrey’s other works include English Spirituality in the Age of Wesley, English Spirituality in the Age of Wyclif, People of the Book: Christian Identity and Literary Culture, and most recently, Houses of the Interpreter: Reading Scripture, Reading Culture.

John C. Polkinghorne is President Emeritus and now Fellow of Queen's College and former Professor of Mathematical Physics at Cambridge University.  An ordained Anglican priest, he is also Canon Theologian of Liverpool Cathedral.  He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1974, appointed Knight Commander of the order of the British Empire in 1997, and selected to receive the Templeton Prize for Progress toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities in 2002.  Most recently the author of Living With Hope: A Scientist Looks at Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, his other numerous books include: Quarks, Chaos and Christianity: Questions to Science and Religion; Science and Theology: An Introduction; The Faith of a Physicist: Reflections of a Bottom-up Thinker; Belief in God in an Age of Science; Faith, Science and Understanding; Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction; The God of Hope and the End of the World; and Science and Theology: An Introduction.


Schedule

Thursday, March 25

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Registration/Check In – 2nd Floor Foyer, Bill Daniel Student Center

1:00-1:15 p.m.

Opening Remarks – Barfield Drawing Room

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

The Struggle for Christian Identity through Curriculum – Houston, Organized by the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Eduation
•Nick Lantinga, International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education, Chair
•Hubert Krygsman, Dordt College: The Soul of the Curriculum: A Framework for Integral Christian Education, speaker
•Susan Felch, Calvin College
•Michael Vander Weele, Trinity Christian College

Creating and Sustaining a Journal on Faith-Learning Issues: The Case of Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal – Baines, Organized by Intégrité: A Faith Learning Journal, Missouri Baptist University
•John Han, Missouri Baptist University: Launching a Faith-Learning Journal: The Genesis, Procedure, Accomplishments, and Challenges, chair
•Clark Triplett, Missouri Baptist University: Finding a Balance between Critical Inquiry and Faith Commitment in the Review of Journal Articles
•Cordell Schulten, Missouri Baptist University: Some Limitations on Faith and Learning Integration
•Brenda Bradford, Missouri Baptist University: In Search of Funding Sources: Financing the Journal

Reclaiming the Arts – Claypool
•Mark Hijleh, Houghton College, chair
•Rachel Hostetter Smith, Taylor University: On the Recovery of Beauty
•Lloyd Arnett, Trinity Western University: The Sacred Precinct: Reclaiming the Place of the Christian Humanist Tradition of Theatre Art in the 21st Century Intellectual Community
•Justyna Braun, Franciscan University: Who is Not Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – Recovering a Christian Worldview through Modern Art and Literature

When God Skips School: New Perspectives on the History of Secularization in American Higher Education – Barfield
•Noelle Wiersma, Whitworth College, chair
•Phil Harold, Winebrenner Theological Seminary: A “Great Antagonism”? The Conflict between Faith and Learning in Student Cultures of American Universities in the Late Nineteenth Century
•Robert Wilson-Black, University of St. Francis (Illinois): “Christian Theology as Ambiguous Religion in Academe”: Protestant Attempts to Reconvert Elite Colleges in the New Religion Departments of the Mid-twentieth Century
•Bradley J. Longfield, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

John Henry Newman and the University – Beckham
•Storm Bailey, Luther College, chair
•Steve Oldham, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor: The Promise of Postfoundational Theology at the Religiously-Affiliated University
•Steve Weathers, Abilene Christian University: The Soul (Faculty and Administrators Optional) of Newman’s University
•Duane F. Bruce, St. Anselm College: John Henry Newman on the Ends of University Education

Minding the Curriculum – Lipscomb
•Jan Evans, Baylor University, chair
•Michael Smith, Taylor University: The Soul of the Curriculum: The Humanities in Christian Higher Education
•Randall Smith, University of St. Thomas (Texas): Christianity and the Liberal Arts: Intellectual Community as a Foundation for Faith

Historical Scholarship as if the Incarnation Mattered: Part 1 – Cowden
•C. John Sommerville, University of Florida: Introduction
•Jon Boyd, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship: Who Says? Musing on Anonymity in Scholarship
•Albert Louis Zambone, University of Oxford: In the Scholar’s Study

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Religious at Heart: Christian Callings in Higher Learning – Barfield, Organized by Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship
•Steven Pounders, Baylor University, chair
•Susan Felch, Calvin College: Doubt and the Hermeneutics of Delight
•Arie Leegwater, Calvin College: On the Incompatibility of Science and Religion?

Faculty and Mission: Three Centers at Catholic Universities – Beckham, Organized by the Bannan Center for Jesuit Education, Santa Clara University
•T. Frank Kennedy, Jesuit Institute at Boston College: Issues of Faith and Culture: Multiple Levels of Faculty Dialogue
•James Heft, Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, University of Dayton: Muti-Level, Multi-Form and Multi-Disciplinary
•William Spohn, Bannan Center, Santa Clara University: Understanding the Faith That Does Justice

Christian Scholarship in Political Science: Past, Present and Future – Claypool, Organized by Christians in Political Science
•Amy Black, Wheaton College, chair
•Amy Black, Wheaton College: Christianity and American Political Institutions
•Clarke Cochran, Texas Tech University: Christianity and Political Theory
•Brent Nelsen, Furman University: Christianity and Comparative Politics
•Corwin Smidt, Calvin College: Christianity and Electoral Behavior

The Discourse and Descriptive Dilemma: Evaluations of Southern Baptist Models of Faith and Learning – Houston

•Timothy R. McKinney, Baylor University, chair
•Glenn M. Robins, Georgia Southwestern State University: An Interfaith Dialogue: A Jesuit Model for Southern Baptist Higher Education
•John Wells, Carson-Newman College: Decisionism, Quietism, and Constraining Parameters: Confronting the Obstacles to Christian Liberal Arts
•Douglas Weaver, Baylor University

Teaching about Christianity at a Secular University: The Christian Studies Cluster at Wesleyan University – Baines
•Todd Buras, Baylor University
•Steven Horst, Wesleyan University
•Cecilia Miller, Wesleyan University
•Eugene Klaaren, Wesleyan University

The Intellectual Life of the Christian Scholar –Lipscomb
•Sam Powell, Point Loma Nazarene University, chair
•Deborah Savage, University of St. Thomas (Minnesota): Conversion as a Foundation for Intellectual Community
•Maxie Burch, Grand Canyon University: From Reflective Faith to Prophetic Voice: The Christian University, the Christian Scholar and the Challenge of Intellectual and Spiritual Transformation

The Writer and Christian Intellectual Life – Fentress
•Donald Fox, Baylor University, chair
•Jason Peters, Augustana College: Flannery O’Connor on Fiction: A Model for Christian Intellectual Labor
•Daniel Ritchie, Bethel College: Personal Knowledge and Faith Commitment in William Cowper’s Satire of the Enlightenment

The Future of Protestant Higher Education in America – Gregory
•Todd Still, Baylor University, chair
•Daniel H. Williams, Baylor University: Protestantism and Its Vocation in Higher Education
•Ralph Wood, Baylor University
•Barry Hankins, Baylor University

Historical Scholarship as if the Incarnation Mattered: Part 2 – Cowden
•Lendol Calder, Augustana College: For Teachers to Live, Professors Must Die
•Mike Kugler, Northwestern College (IA): Faust’s Bastards: Academic Humility in the Shadow of the Cross
•Lauren Winner, Columbia University: The Place of Scholarship

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Dinner – Banquet Room

7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Plenary Presentation – Banquet Room
•Richard Hays, Duke Divinity School: The Palpable Word as Ground of Koinonia

Friday, March 26

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Scholarship and Christian Faith: Enlarging the Conversation by Douglas and Rhonda Jacobsen of Messiah College – A Panel – Barfield, Organized by the Pepperdine Center for Faith and Learning
•Richard Hughes, Pepperdine University, moderator
•Barbara DeConcini, American Academy of Religion
•Mark Edwards, Harvard University
•Maxine Walker, Point Loma Nazarene University

The Struggle for the Heart of the Professor – Houston, Organized by the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education
•Nick Lantinga, International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education
•M. Elaine Botha, Redeemer University College, Discipling the Scholar and Teaching the Teacher: Towards a ‘Theology’ of Faculty Development
•Craig Bartholomew, Redeemer University College, How Should Christian Scholars Read the Bible? Is Christian Scholarship Alive and Well?
•Emmanuel Ayee, Dordt College
•David Cunningham, Hope College

Literature and the Soul of the University – Claypool, Organized by the Conference on Christianity and Literature
•Emily Griesinger, Azusa Pacific University: Recovery of Hope: Eschatology and the Re-Enchantment of Literature
•Jonathan Wade, Abilene Christian University: The Pedagogy of Faith in Doubt: Using Literature to Challenge Dogmatism and Expand Faith Horizons in a Christian Institution
•Laura Barge, Mississippi State University: Exploring Christ Figures in Literature: Learning about Jesus
•Brian Conniff, University of Dayton: Disciples and Disciplines: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Vocation and the Arts

Faith/Learning Integration at Whitworth College: Theory and Praxis – Lipscomb, Organized by the Weyerhauser Center for Christian Faith and Learning at Whitworth College
•Dale Soden, Whitworth College: An Underlying Philosophy of Faith/Learning Integration at Whitworth College
•Arlin Migliazzo, Whitworth College: A Long Journey in Two Directions: The Epistemological Paradox of Western Education
•Noelle Wiersma, Whitworth College: Heart and Mind as Art and Science: The Wesleyan Tradition and Contemporary Psychology

Christianity and Political Liberalism – Baines
•Stephen Lake, Wheaton College, chair
•Bryan T. McGraw, Harvard University: Should Christians Be Reasonable?
•Kyla Ebels Duggan, Harvard University: A Christian Perspective on Rawls’ Political Liberalism
•Jonathan Chaplin, Institute for Christian Studies

Augustine and the Aims of Christian Education – Beckham
•Douglas Kries, Gonzaga University, chair
•Douglas Kries, Gonzaga University: Augustine on the Role of Natural Science in Christian Education
•Michael Foley, University of Notre Dame: Augustine on the Role of the Liberal Arts in Christian Education
•Katherin Rogers, University of Delaware: Augustine on the Role of Philosophy in Christian Education

Faith and Teacher Education – Cowden
•Terry Simpson, Maryville College: Preparing Teachers (Who are Christian) to Work in Secular Public Schools: The Role of the University
•Tom Rosebrough, Melinda Clarke, and Ralph Leverett, Union University: Representing a Christian Vision of Teaching and Learning: Faith, Character, Service as an Inquiry Curriculum
•J. Wesley Null, Baylor University
•Tony Talbert, Baylor University

Models for the Christian Professor – Gregory
•Marc Baer, Hope College, chair
•John M. Dunaway, Mercer University: The Ultimate Why: The Vocation of a Christian Professor
•Marty McMahone, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor: Servant Leadership as a Model for Christian Teaching

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Plenary Presentation – Tidwell Bible Building, First Floor, Miller Chapel
David Jeffrey, Baylor University: Faith, Fortitude and the Future of Christian Intellectual Community in America

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Buffet – Banquet Room

CCSS Business Meeting – Blume Conference Center

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Faithful Change? Mission and Vision in Christian Higher Education – Barfield, Organized by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
•Marc Ellis, Baylor University: Expanding the View: A Jewish Assessment of Mission and Vision in Christian Higher Education
•Ronald Mahurin, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities: Christ-Centered Higher Education: What Does It Mean, and Where Is It Going?
•Robert Suggs, Ashland University: The Road Back to Jerusalem from Athens: An Impossible Journey?
•Susan VanZanten Gallagher, Seattle Pacific University, chair

Celebrating the Eucharist: Embodying Faith in and for the Intellectual Community – Cowden, Organized by the Wesleyan Center for 21st Century Studies at Point Loma University and accompanied by a celebration of the Eucharist
•Jerold Waltman, Baylor University, chair
•Sam Powell, Point Loma Nazarene University: The Sacrament of Proclamation: The Christian Intellect Seeking Understanding
•Maxine Walker, Point Loma Nazarene University: The Sacrament of Remembering and Re-enactment: “By this Heavenly Art”
•Michael Leffel, Point Loma Nazarene University: The Sacrament of Interactive Embodiment: A View from Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychotherapy

Sabbath Environmentalism – Houston, Organized by the Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor University
•Robert Kruschwitz, Baylor University, chair
•Norman Wirzba, Georgetown College: Sabbath Environmentalism
•Bret Stephenson, Baylor University: Socializing Nature: Toward A Theology of Place in Time
•Susan Bratton, Baylor University: Sabbath Traditions and the Land

The Moral Imagination – Gregory, Organized by the Gordon Center for Christian Studies
•Louis Gallien, Regent University, chair
•Mark Sargent, Gordon College: Cultivating the Moral Imagination in the Life of the Institution
•Dan Russ, Gordon College: Cultivating the Moral Imagination through the Curriculum

Mathematics: Human and/or Divine? – Claypool
•Peter Maurer, Baylor University, chair
•Russell W. Howell, Westmont College: Does the Success of Mathematics Defeat Naturalism?
•William A. Dembski, Baylor University: Mathematics as an Experimental Science

When Worlds Collide: The Counter-Cultural Calling of the Christian Professor – Beckham
•Marty McMahone, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, chair
•Richard M. Gamble, Palm Beach Atlantic University: Is It Good? The New Testament Confronts “Christian” Education
•Carol Woodfin, Palm Beach Atlantic University: The Counter-Cultural Calling of the Christian Professor as Advisor and Mentor
•Thomas St. Antoine, Palm Beach Atlantic University: Seeing Things As They Are: The Subversive Pedagogy of a Christian Teacher

Christianity and the Soul of the Postmodern University – Baines
•Duane F. Bruce, St. Anselm College, chair
•Doug Mitchell, University of Mobile: Getting in Touch with Your Inner Nihilist: The Christian Scholar in a Post-Christian Age
•Roger Owens, Duke University: Plundering the Egyptians with Gregory of Nyssa, Stanley Hauerwas, and the Radically Orthodox
•Steven Harmon, Campbell University: Arguing about Our Story: Tradition, Narrative, and Communal Conflict in the Postmodern Christian University

Theology and the Pursuit of Knowledge – Lipscomb
•Martin J. Medhurst, Baylor University, chair
•Tom Reynolds and Bridget Burke-Ravizza, St. Norbert College: Reflections on the Vocation of the Theologian at a Catholic University
•Daniel J. Treier, Wheaton College: Biblical Theology and/or Theological Interpretation? Faithfully Connecting the Historical, Literary, and Philosophical
•Eduardo Echeverria, Sacred Heart Major Seminary: The Pursuit of Truth in Fides et Ratio: John Paul II and the Christian Intellectual Tradition

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Catholic in a Changing Context – Barfield, Organized by the Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities
•Robert Wilson-Black, University of St. Francis (Illinois), chair
•Monika Hellwig, Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities: The Changing Context
•Barbara Wall, Villanova University: Institutionalizing the Mission of the University
•Gene Scapanski, University of St. Thomas (Minnesota): The “Office for Mission” – A New Campus Phenomenon

The Struggle for the Heart of the University – Houston, Organized by the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education
•M. Elaine Botha, Redeemer University College, chair
•Mike Goheen, Redeemer University College
•Al Wolters, Redeemer University College

Schooled but Uneducated? A Transforming Vision of Christian Higher Education – Baines, Organized by the Pew College Society at Dallas Baptist University
•Maxie Burch, Grand Canyon University, chair
•David Naugle, Dallas Baptist University: How To Get An Education Even Though You Are In College: The Pew College Society Vision and Program at DBU
•Daryl Charles, Baylor University: The ‘Idea’ of Christian Liberal Arts Education
•Christi Williams, Baylor University
•Grant Daves, Dallas Baptist University

Psychology as Christian Vocation: Christianity’s Contributions to Scholarship and Teaching – Fentress, Organized by the Christian Association for Psychological Studies
•David Rudd, Baylor University, chair
•Peter Hill, Biola University: Giving Integration Away: What Integrative Work Offers Psychology
•Todd W. Hall & Steven L. Porter, Biola University: The Relational Nature of the Integrative Process: Linking Experiential and Conceptual Integration
•Liz Hall, Biola University: Integration in the Classroom: Teaching Students to Think Christianly

‘Let us set out along Charity Street Together’: Love and Memory in St. Augustine – Gregory
• Cathleen Corrie, Baylor University, chair
•Stephen Lake, Wheaton College: Can Philosophy Be Trinitarian? Reading Augustine After Hegel
•Christina Bieber Lake, Wheaton College: A Trinity of Charity vs. a Trinity of Desire: Toni Morrison’s Beloved
•Paige Hochschild, University of Durham: Memory and the Trinity in the Early Writings of Saint Augustine
•David Wright, Wheaton College: Confessions and the Lyric Voice: Augustine’s Poetic(s) and the Social Self

Baptist Models for Intellectual Community – Lipscomb
•Harry Poe, Union University, chair
•Jonathan Parker, Daniel Skubik & H. Bruce Stokes, California Baptist University: A University Committed to the Great Commission
•Tom Wiles & Gil Stafford, Grand Canyon University: Symbol to Sacrament: Re-Inventing the Soul of a Post-denominational University

Thinking and Teaching Christianly about Society – Cowden
•Clarke Cochran, Texas Tech University, chair
•Jonathan Chaplin, Institute for Christian Studies: Blessed Be the Ties that Bind: Theories of Civil Society in Christian Perspective
•Sarah Duggin, Catholic University of America: Faith and the Study of Business Corporations: Should the Christian Vision of Life Impact the Teaching of Secular Subjects?
•Robert Tracy McKenzie, University of Washington: A “Community” of One? Teaching History at a Secular University

Art and Music at the Intersection of the Academy and Culture – White
•Robin Wallace, Baylor University, chair
•Charlotte Kroeker, University of Notre Dame: Christian Music and the Soul of the University
•Mark Hijleh, Houghton College: Art Music in the Academy: Looking for a Resurrection
•Laurel Gasque, Trinity Western University: Hans Rookmaaker (1922-1977): The Impact of a 20th Century Christian Public Intellectual

Christian Commitment and the Profession of Nursing – Claypool
•Patty Kraft and Barbara Hulsman, Carson-Newman College: Faith, Reason and Intellectualism: The Spiritual Community of Nursing Education
•Frances Strodtbeck, Baylor University: Stewardship: A Biblical Approach to Advanced Nursing Practice
•Lyn Prater and Melanie McEwen, Baylor University: Student Nurses' Thoughts on “Nursing as Calling”

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

So You Want to Be a Christian Scholar – Baines, A panel discussion for undergraduates sponsored by Baylor University’s William Carey Crane Scholars Program
•Roger Ward, Georgetown College
•Sarah Harper, Boston College

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Keynote Banquet – Banquet Room

7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Keynote Address – Banquet Room
•Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chicago: Faith and the Life of the Mind

Saturday, March 27

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

The Soul of the Baptist University – Beckham, Organized by the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools
•Daniel Skubik, California Baptist University, chair
•Bob Agee, Association of Southern Baptist Colleges & Schools: Southern Baptist Higher Education: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed
•David Dockery, Union University: Developing a Theology for Baptist Higher Education

The University: A Place of Encounter between Faith and Culture – Houston, Organized by the Center for Faith and Culture at the University of St. Thomas (Texas)
•Randall Smith, University of St. Thomas (Texas), chair
•Donald Nesti, University of St. Thomas (Texas): Education and the Christian Understanding of Person: Liminality and the Catholic University
•Clinton Brand, University of St. Thomas (Texas): Culture, Community and Liberal Education
•Mary Catherine Sommers, University of St. Thomas (Texas): Maintaining the Soul of the University

Outdoor Recreation and Spirituality: Philosophy, Pilgrimage, and Practice – Claypool, Organized by the Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies
•Dale Connally, Baylor University, chair
•Paul Heintzman, Brock University: Outdoor Recreation and Spirituality: An Overview and Critique of Current Literature
•Susan Bratton, Baylor University: Pilgrimage and Recreational Hiking: Are They Spiritually Comparable?
•Jimmy Griffin, Jacksonville State University: Critique of a Model for Measuring Spirituality during Adventure Based Activities

Biblical Approaches to Learning and Knowledge – Gregory
•Jonathan Chaplin, Institute for Christian Studies, chair
•Agnia Assur and Samuel Barkat, Nyack College: Working Towards a Vision of Shalom: An Integrative Approach to Christian Scholarship, Curriculum and Teaching
•Dwaine Greene, Campbell University: Johannine Concepts of Faith as Instructive for Understanding the Intellectual Life of a University

Spiritual Formation throughout the Academic Life –Baines, Organized by the Emerging Scholars Network, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
•Russell W. Howell, Westmont College, chair
•Marc Baer, Hope College: Calling Undergraduates to the Academy
•Nancy Thomas, Union University: Contentment and Vision in an Academic Calling
•Paul Jeffries, University of Dubuque: Christian Reflections on Excellence: Are Christian Virtues Tenure-track Virtues?
•Jon Boyd, InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries: Drawing Near to Christ: Spiritual Disciplines and the Academic Life

Christian Perspectives on Diversity – Barfield
•Jane Kelley Rodeheffer, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, chair
•Adel Abadeer, Calvin College: Seeking Kingdom Diversity on a Christian Campus
•Aurelie Hagstrom, Providence College: Beyond Tolerance: The Biblical Notion of Hospitality as the Model of a Christian University
•Louis Gallien, Regent University and Ruth Givens, Seattle Pacific University: PEDAGOGY of Hope: Constructing a Hopeful Teaching and Learning Environment at a Christian Graduate University in an Interdenominational and Multi-Ethnic Environment

Reflections on Faith and Reason – Lipscomb, Organized by the Society of Christian Philosophers
•Gerald Cleaver, Baylor University, chair
•Storm Bailey, Luther College: Christian Faith and the Basis of Academic Freedom
•Elmer Duncan, Baylor University: If a Man Die, Shall He Live Again? A Plea for 19th Century Studies
•Andrew Gustafson, Bethel College: Is Christian Philosophy Possible? A Response to Heidegger’s Comments on Christian Philosophy

Faith and Psychology – Cowden
•Harold Delaney, University of New Mexico: Human Nature, Motivation and Change: Judeo-Christian Perspectives on Psychology
•Tom Kennedy, Houston Baptist University: Psychology as Antagonist and Protagonist of a Reflective Faith: What Theory and Research Really Say
•David Rudd, Baylor University, chair

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Plenary Presentation – Barfield
•Joel Carpenter, Calvin College: The Christian Scholar in the Age of Global Christianity

12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Buffet –Banquet Room

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

The University’s Role in Developing a Truly Human Future – Gregory, Organized by the Carl F.H. Henry Center for Christian Leadership at Union University
•Roger Ward, Georgetown College, chair
•Greg Thornbury, Union University: Statecraft, Soulcraft and Higher Education: A Dooyeweerdian Perspective
•Harry Poe and Jimmy Davis, Union University: What Does It Mean to Be Human? A Model for Interdisciplinary Dialogue in the Modern University

Intelligent Faith Doing Justice – Beckham, Organized by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
•Charles L. Currie, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, moderator
•Tom Landy, College of the Holy Cross: Jesuit Charisms, Stories, and the Shape of the Mission
•Christine Firer Hinze, Marquette University: Catholic Social Thought and the Advocacy-Academic Tension in "Faith Seeking Justice"
•Mark Ravizza, Santa Clara University: Do Faith and Justice Unify or Divide Us?

The Struggle for Excellent Christian Higher Education – Houston, Organized by the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education
•Nick Lantinga, International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education, chair
•M. Elaine Botha, Redeemer University College
•David Diephouse, Calvin College
•Harry Fernhout, Institute for Christian Studies
•Rockne McCarthy, Dordt College
•Mark Sargent, Gordon College
•David Weeks, Azusa Pacific University

Sport and Religion: Sociological and Athletic Perspectives – Claypool, Organized by the Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies
•Dale Connally, Baylor University, chair
•Jim Mathisen, Wheaton College: Religion and Sport: Thinking Christianly about Complex Relationships
•Valerie Gin, Gordon College: Transforming Sport from the Inside Out
•Rick Kreider, Baylor University: Examination of the Role that Faith, Religion, and Spirituality Play in Helping Athletes Optimize Performance

Transitions in Church-Related Colleges – Baines, Organized by the Rhodes Consultation on the Future of Church-Related Higher Education
•Scott Moore, Baylor University, chair
•Mary E. Shields, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
•William Cahoy, St. John’s University
•John Carey, Agnes Scott College

Christianity and the History and Philosophy of Science – Lipscomb
•Francis J. Beckwith, Baylor University, chair
•Edward Davis, Messiah College: Is There a Christian History of Science?
•Rob Koons, University of Texas: Is There a Christian Philosophy of Science? The Christian Philosopher as Contrarian
•Kenneth Hendrickson and Glenn Sanford, Sam Houston State University: Historical Method, Scientific Method, and “Intelligent Design”

The Senior Capstone and the Soul of the University – Cowden
•Jon Boyd, InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries, chair
•Susan VanZanten Gallagher, Seattle Pacific University: Capstones and Coherence: History and Possibilities
•Jane Kelley Rodeheffer, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota: Servant Leadership and Spiritual Exercises: The Soul of Capstone (Lasallian Honors Program, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota)
•Margaret Franson, Christ College, Valparaiso University: Vocational Discernment and Autobiographical Narrative: Student Reflection in a Capstone Course

Higher Education and Global Christianity: A Panel Discussion – Barfield
•Ward Gasque, Pacific Association for Theological Studies, chair
•Martha Chan, Educational Resources and Referrals China
•David Jeffrey, Baylor University
•Daryl McCarthy, International Institute for Christian Studies
•James Mininger, Lithuania Christian College

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Plenary Presentation – Barfield •John Polkinghorne, Queen’s College, Cambridge University: Christian Interdisciplinarity

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Dinner – Banquet Room

7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Closing Plenary Panel – Banquet Room
•Susan Felch, Calvin College
•Susan VanZanten Gallagher, Seattle Pacific University
•Thomas Kennedy, Valparaiso University