Radical Christian Scholarship

February 22-24, 2017
A Conference Jointly Sponsored by The Transdisciplinary Group
at St. George’s Centre for Biblical and Public Theology
Houston Baptist University

Conference Schedule
At Houston Baptist University

Download a printable PDF here: Radical Christian Scholarship – Schedule PDF

*All main sessions to be held in Dillon 2


7:00pm Welcome and opening remarks
7:20pm Going Back to Our Roots in a Modern Age
by Eric L. Johnson, Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
8:10pm The Bible and the University
by Craig Bartholomew, Professor of Philosophy and Religion & Theology, Redeemer University College
9:00pm Refreshments


8:00am  Prayer and Reading
8:30am The Role of the Bible as Wisdom for the Education of Individuals and Society
by Dru Johnson, Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies & Jonathan T. Pennington, Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Director of Research Doctoral Studies, Southern Baptist Theological
9:45am Scripture as the Canonical Text for Radical Christian Scholarship
by John Peckham, Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Philosophy, Seventh-Day Adventist Seminary, Andrews University
11am Transdisciplinary Trinitarian Hermeneutics: A New Reduction of the Arts (and Sciences) to the Divine Economy
by Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical & Divinity School
12 noon Lunch
2pm The Bible, Epistemology, and Radical Christian Scholarship: How Scripture Can Shape Our Philosophical Awareness
by Esther Meek, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Geneva College
3:15pm Christian Literary Scholarship: Toward a New Paradigm
by Leland Ryken, Emeritus Professor of English, Wheaton College
4:30pm Radical Christian Scholarship in Some Representative Disciplines

  • Breakout Session 1: Natural Sciences Remain in Dillon 2
    Biology: Tim Morris, Professor of Biology, Covenant College
    Physics: Don Petcher, Professor of Physics, Covenant College


  • Breakout Session 2: In Lyceum Room in the Morris Cultural Art Center
    Economics and Business: David Kotter, Dean of the School of Theology, Colorado Christian University
    Film Studies: Mark Eckel, Director, The Comenius Institute


  • Breakout Session 3: In Green Room in the Morris Cultural Art Center
    Archaeology: Michael Hasel, Director, Institute of Archaeology; Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology, Southern Adventist University
    History: Stephen Keillor, Independent scholar
5:30pm-7pm  Dinner and Fellowship 
7pm Gifts for Gift-Makers: Liturgy, Scholars, Scholarship
by Peter Leithart, President of Theopolis Institute for Biblical, Liturgical, and Cultural Studies


7:30am Prayer and Reading
8:00am Thinking Radically—and Biblically—about Ethics
by C. Stephen Evans, University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Baylor University
9:45am Radical Christian Scholarship Contextualized (1/2 hr each)

  • Resourcing Professional Preparation Faculty for Radical Christian Pedagogy
    by Paul Kaak, Executive Director, Office of Faith Integration, Azusa Pacific University
  • Mentoring Radical Christian Scholars and Students
    by Matt Pinson, President, Welch College
  • Radical Christian Scholarship at Christian Study Centers
    by Mark Eckel, Director, The Comenius Institute
11am Recreating the Upper Room: A Call to Change the Conversations in the University
by Mary Poplin, Professor of Education, Claremont Graduate University
12 noon Lunch

Download a printable PDF here: Radical Christian Scholarship – Schedule PDF