Stone-Cambell Journal Conference to provide chapel make-up opportunity

KNOXVILLE – Johnson will be hosting the annual Stone-Campbell Journal Conference this Friday at 9 a.m. in the  Phillips-Welshimer Building Gymnasium.

scj-conf-logo_01Students are encouraged to attend the first plenary session. This is not a mandatory event, but students that do attend will receive a chapel make-up. Students will be dismissed at 9:50 a.m., to accommodate students that have a 10 a.m. class.

This year’s theme is “War and Peace: The Effect of War on Early American Religion.” The conference will feature three plenary speakers: James Byrd, Associate Professor of Religious History, Vanderbilt University, will present “The Bible and the American Revolution” and “The Bible and the Civil War.”

Douglas Foster, Professor of Church History, Abilene Christian University, will present “The Effect of Civil War on the Stone-Campbell Movement.”

Finally, John Nugent, Professor of Old Testament, Great Lakes Christian College, will present “Christians and War.”

17 study groups will meet during the conference to focus on various topics, which include: Second Temple Judaism, Theological Anthropology, Acts and the Early Church, Christian Education, Biblical Teaching on Women, Ecclesiology and Social Ethics, Old Testament Prophetic Tradition and Application, Mark’s Gospel in Mediterranean Context, Issues in Stone-Campbell Movement, Patristics, Distance Learning, Jewish Scripture as Christian Scripture, Theology Reflection, Contemporary Issues in Intercultural Studies, Jewish Scripture as Christian Scripture, Theological Reflections and Contemporary Issues in Intercultural Studies.

If you have any questions regarding study groups, contact Jeff Miller at

 The SCJ Conference provides a scholarly platform for biblical interpretation, history, theology, philosophy, apologetics, and cultural criticism for those who value the perspective of the Stone-Campbell Movement and who endeavor to advance its distinctive principles today. For more information, see the Stone-Campbell Journal website.


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