2014 Conference Schedule

JOURNAL OF FAITH AND THE ACADEMY CONFERENCE

FAULKNER UNIVERSITY

SCHEDULE

February 7, 2014

V. P. Black College of Biblical Studies Bldg.

Friday

Event

Location

 

 

 

 

 

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast and Registration

Lobby

 

 

 

 

 

8:30

Welcome and Announcements

Chapel

 

 

 

Billy Hilyer, President of Faulkner University

 

 

 

 

Michael R. Young, Director, Institute of Faith and the Academy, Faulkner University

 

 

 

 

Devotional: Joshua Fullman, Assistant Professor of Literature, Faulkner University

 

 

 

 

Prayer: Matthew Sokoloski, Assistant Professor of Humanities, Faulkner University

 

 

 

 

 

 

8:45

(two 25 min. presentations with Q&A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session A

Rm. 135

 

 

 

Reconciling God’s Sovereignty with Man’s Free Will: Preferring Aquinas over Calvin (Augustine) in Early America

Steven Hunter, Ph.D. Student, Faulkner University

 

 

 

 

 

The Legitimacy of Christian Ethics

Dennis Sansom, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Samford University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session B

Rm. 108

 

 

 

‘Remember the Signs’: Catechesis and the Education of Jill Pole in C. S. Lewis’s, The Silver Chair

Geoffrey R. Reiter, Assistant Professor of English, Baptist College of Florida

 

 

 

 

The Pagan Sacrament: Venus and Eros in C. S. Lewis’s The Four Loves and Till We Have Faces

Stephen J. Schuler, Assistant Professor of English, University of Mobile

 

 

 

 

The Personal Heresy: C. S. Lewis, E. M. W. Tillyard, and Contemporary Literary Theory.

Mallory Renee Searcy, Student, University of Mobile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session C

Rm. 117a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Poiesis” as Poetic Wisdom

Bryant K. Owens, Ph.D. Student, Faulkner University

 

 

 

 

Plato on Poetry

Stephen Bain, Ph.D. Student, Faulkner University

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:45

Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00

Plenary Session I

Chapel

 

 

Part One: A Vision Faith and Learning

Gary Selby, Director of the Center for Faith and Learning, Pepperdine University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00

Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:15

Concurrent Sessions (two 25 min. presentations with Q&A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session D

Rm. 108

 

 

 

 

 

 

What has Athens to Do with Jerusalem? What Concord is there between the Academy and the Church?

John Shaffett, Director of Library Services, Baptist College of Florida

 

 

 

Hope in the Liberal Arts

Chris Butynskyi, Visiting Lecturer, History Dept., Eastern University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session E

Rm. 135

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith within the Academy: A Case-Study Analysis of Christian University Proficiency in Communicating the Faith of Faith-Based Missions to Students

Justin Velten, Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Texas at Tyler

 

 

 

 

Answering the Call: Christian Education and the Doctrine of Vocation

David H. Leonard, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, Luther Rice University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session F

Rm. 117a

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning In Times Like These: C. S. Lewis and the Role of a Christian Scholar: Or Answering Common Objections to the Christian Academic Vocation

Joe Puckett, Ph.D. Student, Faulkner University

 

 

 

 

What Makes Jewish Scripture Christian?—Or, How Can the Church Be Edified through Obscure Cultic Practices, Vengeful Prayers, or Other Nettlesome Texts Any Good Marcionite Would Be Happy to Expunge? 

David Stark, eCampus Director, Faulkner University

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:15

Lunch/Free Time

Cafeteria/Local Restaurants

 

 

 

 

 

1:30

Faulkner Chorus Performance

Chapel

 

 

 

 

 

2:00

Plenary Session II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part Two: Practical Matters: Identity, Content, and Pedagogy

Gary Selby, Director of the Center for Faith and Learning, Pepperdine University

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:50

Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:00

Panel Discussion:

Chapel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making Christian Education Christian:  Faith and Learning in the Core Curriculum

Nancy Jordan, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Abilene Christian University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Rampersad, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Faulkner University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Roberson, Associate Professor of Musicology and Chair of the Music Department, Abilene Christian University

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:50

Announcements

Chapel

 

4:00

Prayer and Dismissal

Chapel

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