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Social Justice: Finding a Voice in Culture

Come and join the conversation.  This academic conference promotes research, discussion, and academic fellowship on issues relating to the Christian faith.

Each fall, professors and scholars gather on the campus of Manhattan Christian College to share papers and presentations on a wide range of topics that have a bearing on the practice and understanding of the Christian faith, whether they are closely related to the conference theme or not. Works-in-progress and interdisciplinary projects are welcome. Papers dealing with technical matters should be presented in a way that is accessible to an educated and interested audience who may not have specialized training in technical fields.

September 30 - October 1, 2016
Manhattan Christian College Campus
Manhattan, KS

Plenary Speaker:
Dave Henry, DWS

Registration:  $50 (Student Rate $25)
Includes dinner on Friday night, and both breakfast and lunch on Saturday

Reserve your spot today!

Conference Director:
Alisha Paddock,

​As issues of social justice continue to rise within American society and the world, Christians are given an opportunity to join the cultural conversation. This moment is a positive opportunity to share a perspective that can make a difference. As Christians, we have a record of responses to social issues through millennia of time in various cultures. This record, Scripture, stands as the centerpiece of conversation among Christians.

Conference Schedule:

Friday, September 30
4:30-5:00pm  Registration

5:00-5:45pm  Plenary Session #1
Dave Henry
“Justice, Righteousness, and the Prophetic Call”

6:00-6:50pm  Dinner

7:00-8:00pm  Lauren Oseland, MS, LMFT--The Homestead

8:10-8:40pm  Parallel Session #1
Stephen Waers
“Rufinus, Origen, and Historical Methodology”

Bill Jenkins
“Out of the Depths: Hollywood and Hell”

8:50-9:20pm  Parallel Session #2
Wesley Paddock
“Matthew 23 and Social Justice”

Scott Caulley
“Barmen, Bonhoeffer and Social Justice”
Lindsey Keller 
Theology of Social Justice: Trash Dump Communities”
Emily Nickel 
“Abortion: Advocating Life, Speaking Hope”

Saturday, October 1
7:30-8:30am  Breakfast

9:00-9:45am  Plenary Session #2
Dave Henry
“Jesus and Justice”

Jeremy Wynne--Fellowship Bible Church

10:30-11:00am  Parallel Session #3
Derek Brown
“All are One in Christ Jesus: The Social Justice of Early Quakers as an Example to Contemporary American Evangelicalism”

Zach Thrasher
“The Prophetic Ministry of Jesus”

James Wilson--Harvey County Homeless Shelter

12:00-12:45pm  Lunch

1:00-1:30pm  Parallel Session #4
Virgil Warren
“The Distinction Between Covenants and Some Relevant Applications”

Russ Dudrey
“The Abnormal Christian Experience of the Holy Spirit”

Lindsey Keller--Trash Mountain Project

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