Annual Meeting 2015


The 5th Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers was held at The Cove in Asheville, NC. We began at 1pm on Monday, June 22 and concluded at noon on Wednesday, June 24.

Our two speakers were Drs. Richard Mouw and Mark Bauerlein. Richard Mouw gave two lectures focused on the needs of the university and how study centers can participate in those, with attention paid to civility and the needs of administrators. Mark Bauerlein spoke on the history and current state of the gay movement. Continue looking below for their detailed bios as well as photos and a schedule of the meeting.

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Dr. Richard Mouw served as president of Fuller Theological Seminary from 1993 through June 2013, and is presently serves on the Fuller faculty as Professor of Faith and Public Life.

A graduate of Houghton College, Mouw studied atMouw, Richard Final Western Theological Seminary and earned a master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Alberta. His PhD in philosophy is from the University of Chicago. He is the author of 20 books, including The God Who Commands Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World, and most recently, Called to the Life of the Mind.

Mouw’s wife, Phyllis, is an art historian who has been involved in many seminary and community programs.


Mark Bauerlein PhotoWe also welcome a second speaker. Dr. Mark Bauerlein is Professor of English at Emory University and Senior Editor at First Things Magazine. His books include Literary Criticism: An Autopsy (1997), The Pragmatic Mind: Explorations in the Psychology of Belief (1997), and The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (2008). His essays have appeared in PMLA, Partisan Review, Wilson Quarterly, Yale Review, Commentary, and New Criterion, and his commentaries and reviews in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Weekly Standard, The Guardian, and Chronicle of Higher Education.



2015 Annual Meeting Schedule


Monday, June 22

Directed Discussion I: 1:30-5:00 pm – Room 101

  • Welcome and Introduction: Drew Trotter, Executive Director, Consortium of Christian Study Centers
  • Session on Best Practices and Program Development led by Karl Johnson, Executive Director, Chesterton House



Evening Session: 7:15- 9:00pm

  • Richard Mouw – Thinking Missionally about the Secular University



Tuesday, June 23

Morning Session: 9:00-11:30am – Room 101

  • Richard Mouw – Convicted Civility for the Secular Campus



Directed Discussion II: 1:30-3:00pm – Room 101

  • Tier Discussions led by David Mahan, Executive Director of Rivendell Institute


Free Time: 3:00-6:00pm

Group Photo: 7:00pm

Evening Session: 7:30-9:00pm – Room 101

  • Mark Bauerlein – The New Boy Network


Wednesday, June 24

Directed Discussion III: 9:00-11:30am – Room 101

  • Open Space Discussions and Prayer led by Karl Johnson, Executive Director of Chesterton House
  • The Horizons of the Movement: Where are we going as a movement? led by Drew Trotter, Executive Director of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers