Events at Member & Partner Organizations

If you are a member Study Center and have upcoming events you would like on this page, send information to [email protected]

Dear Friends of CCSC,

The following is our attempt to meet a need that has surfaced among Consortium members and partners for clearer and better news about what is happening at our Member Study Centers, our Partner Organizations, and the Consortium itself. We intend our “CCSC News & Events” email, which appears monthly, usually during the first week of the month, to highlight several things.

First, we want to focus on events at our member or partner institutions that will occur during the month, or registrations for events occurring perhaps several months away, but needing some advance notice. We can’t of course include everything that is happening during any given month (you are doing way too much for that!), but we do hope to focus on special items of interest that you, as a Study Center Program Director or a Partner Organization liaison, would want to know about. Please send us items from your organization you think we should include, though we can’t promise to include everything since we don’t want this email to be too long. Our “Events at Member & Partner Organizations” page on our website is intended to be the comprehensive place for such items, and there will always be a link to this page at the end of the CCSC News & Events email so you can dig a little deeper, if you would like.

Second, we want to tell you about news items from our members or partners that we think will be of interest to you. For instance, one item might be a college Partner Organization announcing that they are seeking applicants for teaching posts at the college, information we believe to be vitally important for those Study Centers working with grad students who are seeking employment. This kind of entry helps the Partner Organization disseminate information about their programs and needs, while also helping the Study Center find out information that will help it in its tasks.

Thirdly, we want to let you know what we are planning and implementing from the Consortium offices, too. We have some exciting announcements, and in the email we will be following up those announcements with updates throughout the year.

We hope this page and the CCSC News & Events email will encourage you with the good work being done throughout the study center movement.

The list below are Member Study Centers represented by the blue university icon and Partner Organizations represented by the red pin icon.



  Acton Institute, Michigan


  American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC


Saving America from our Culture of Contempt


April 15 @ 5:30-6:45
Nau Hall
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA
“Political scientists have found that our nation is more polarized than it has been any time since the Civil War,” wrote Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, in a recent New York Times op-ed.
In his new book Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt (Broadside Books, 2019), Dr. Brooks-a best-selling author and social scientist-examines the current culture of contempt that has become synonymous with American politics. Drawing on ancient wisdom, cutting-edge behavioral science, and historical lessons, Brooks shows how we can bridge national divides and make progress as a society.
On Monday, April 15, Dr. Brooks will visit the University of Virginia for a presentation and discussion on Love Your Enemies. The event, co-sponsored by the Batten School, Miller Center, and Democracy Initiative, will begin with remarks by Brooks, followed by a moderated conversation with Batten School Dean Allan Stam and Melody Barnes, co-director of the Democracy Initiative, and an audience Q&A. A book signing will follow. Register for a seat here.


  Arts & Entertainment Ministries, California


  Anselm House, Minnesota


  Arizona Center for Christian StudiesArizona


Veritas Forum at ASU


Date: March 21, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm  to  9:00 pm
ASU Neeb Hall, 920 S. Forest Mall, Tempe

The 2019 Veritas Forum at ASU will feature Howard University Professors Georgia Dunston (National Human Genome Center) and Philip Kurian (Quantum Biology Laboratory) speaking on “Learning the Sacred Language of Life, Light, and Liberation: The Legacy of the Human Genome Project, The Promise of Quantum Biology.” For more information, please see and


   Basileia Hong Kong, Canada


  The Biblical Studies Center, Idaho


  Bonhoeffer House – Theological Horizons, Virginia


Bradley Study Center, Virginia


   Brazos Fellows, Texas

                                        Prepare for the next step. 

                                        Form habits for a lifetime.

Brazos Fellows invites college graduates to Waco, TX for nine months of theological study, vocational discernment, spiritual disciplines, and life together. Spots remain open for both men and women for the 2019-2020 cohort. We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis throughout the spring and summer until all positions are filled. For more information, visit


Cambridge Roundtable, Massachusetts


Center for Christian Study, Virginia


Center for Christianity & Scholarship, North Carolina


Center for Integrity in Business, Washington


   Center for Public Justice, Washington, DC


Center for Transformational Churches, Illinois


Chesterton House, New York


From Machines to Wayfarers: A Whole-Person Approach to the Use of Psychiatric Medications


Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 pm
Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium

Join us for our Spring Beimfohr-Neuss Lecture, which will explore what a wise, holistic view of psychiatric medication looks like, given by Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical School, Dr. Warren Kinghorn. More than 1 in 6 American adults use a medication to treat a mental health condition each year, and antidepressants routinely rival blood pressure medications as the most frequently prescribed class of medicines in the United States.  But what does it mean to prescribe and to use these medications wisely? Find out more


Christian Study Center of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois


Christian Study Center of Gainesville, Florida


   Christian Studies Program at Univ. of North Texas, Texas




Comenius Institute, Indiana


C.S. Lewis Study Center, Massachusetts


2019 C.S. Lewis Study Center Liberal Arts Education Series


Good Work

~The Art of Doing Your Life Work Well~


The C.S. Lewis Study Center invites you to the green hills of Northfield, Massachusetts, for a three-day conference retreat for educators and those who work to invest their lives in the next generations.
June 19-21, 2019


~ Seminars ~
C.S. Lewis on Human Flourishing
Chris Armstrong
Founding Director of Opus: The Art of Work, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.
Author of Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christians: Finding Authentic Faith in a Forgotten Age with C.S. Lewis
Being and Doing: Traditional, Modern and Biblical Perspectives on One’s Place in the World
Kelly Madden
Founder and director of The Boston Fellows, a service program of the Anglican Diocese in New England
Equipped, Focused and Free to be Fruitful
Kit and Tricia McDermott
Imagine/Northampton, Playmaker, Klesis, Spiritual Direction and Listening in Christ Retreats
~ Conference Details ~
Early Bird Conference cost: $230.  Includes 2 nights’ lodging near the Study Center, 6 meals.
Early Bird Conference cost without room: $155, includes 2 lunches and 2 dinners.
Limited rooms available before or after the conference.
Arrive 3-5 pm on June 19; conference ends after lunch on June 21.
More information on registration, additional speakers and the schedule will be added to the website as it becomes available!

The Davenant Institute, Idaho




Join us at the Montreat Conference Center in the beautiful mountains of western NC right after Memorial Day for three days of rich conversation, fellowship, friendship, and learning. Our plenary speaker will be Brian Dijkema, Program Director of Work and Economics at Cardus. This year’s Convivium (in both its East and West iterations) will focus on the theme of justice. Justice is at the center of the biblical vision of human flourishing and obedience to God, yet today many confessional Protestants are leery of the term, seeing it as a Trojan horse under which liberal social and ethical agendas will be smuggled into the church, and individual freedoms relinquished to an all-powerful central state. But this is shortsighted. The Protestant tradition has a great deal to say about the nature of justice that is intensely relevant for today’s challenges, offering a vision of human dominion in community which defies the shibboleths of both Left and Right. Find out more.  Conference proceedings will run from 9:00 AM Wed 5/29 till 12:00 PM Fri 5/31, but you can arrive Tuesday evening for a pre-conference cookout and fellowship.


Evangelical Theological Society, California


The Fellows Initiative, Virginia


12th Annual National Fellows Conference


April 26 – 28, 2019
Hilton Crystal City at Regan National Airport
Arlington, Virginia


Each year, the community of fellows programs gather together in the Washington DC area for the TFI National Fellows Conference. Occurring near the end of the program year, this conference is a time for fellows to see old friends, reflect on all that has been learned, and prepare for life after the program. This year’s keynote speakers are Rev. Dr. Irwyn Ince, pastor and director of the Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission and Rev. Dr. Walter Kim, a pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA. For more information and to register


  The FOCUS Group, Florida


  Geneva Campus Ministry, Iowa


  Global Scholars, Kansas


  Gordon College, Massachusetts


  The Hendricks Center, Texas


  Hill House, Texas


  Humanitas Forum on Christianity & Culture, Tennessee


  InterVarsity Graduate & Faculty Ministries, Wisconsin


  Ithaka Fellowship, Inc., Illinois


  Joseph & Alice McKeen Study Center, Maine


  Mere Christianity Forum, South Carolina


  New College Berkeley, California


  North Carolina Study Center, Chapel Hill


  Opus: The Art of Work, Illinois


  Oread Center, Kansas


  Regent College, Canada


Pastors and Leaders Conference 2019

The Prophetic Voice


May 7 – 9, 2019, Regent College


Our world urgently needs to hear a living word from the living God. Explore what it means for the church to speak in the “prophetic voice”-to proclaim those much-needed words in our particular time. Phil Long and Diane Stinton will lead us into the Biblical foundations of a prophetic view of the world. Putting theory into practice, you’ll hear six local pastors preach their answer to this question: “If you could deliver one sermon to the powers-that-be, what would you say?” Steering the ship will be our host, Darrell JohnsonFind out more


  Richmond Center for Christian Study, Virginia


  Rivendell Institute, Connecticut”  


  Saint Thomas Mission, Canada


  Salzburg Institute, Massachusetts


  Schole’ House, Virginia


   Trinity Education, Nevada


  The Trinity Forum, Virginia


An Evening Conversation with Senator Ben Sasse on “Lonely America”


Wednesday, April 24
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Montgomery Bell Academy
4001 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205

The Trinity Forum, Montgomery Bell Academy, and St. Paul Christian Academy are delighted to invite you to an Evening Conversation with Senator Ben Sasse to discuss the themes of his best-selling book Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal.

During this Evening Conversation, we will examine the growing problem of loneliness in the country – the ways in which our alienation from each other is destroying individual lives and the fabric of society – and what can be done about it.  Register here


  Theological Education Initiative, Missouri


  Upper House, Virginia   


Faith, Work & Calling Conference


Saturday, April 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Upper House
Plenary Speaker: Karen Wright Marsh

    • What and who shapes my future? 
    • How do I know if I’m doing what I’m created to do?
    • Does God care about my career path as much as my Christian community? 
    • Am I prepared for life after graduation?


These are questions undergraduates ask as they consider the ambiguous “post-college” time of life. Figuring out how your career, social life, basic responsibilities, and spiritual life connect can become more complicated than you may want to admit. But, God has given you everything you need to do “adulting” well.At the Faith, Work, and Calling Conference, you’ll gain a theological framework for your identity and calling, learn why a church community is crucial to your flourishing, and build a game-plan for next steps in your career.Find out more


  Veritas Forum, Massachusetts


  Via Christian Study Center, Virginia


  Wilberforce Academy, Minnesota