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


Community Restoration & Civil Society


January 29, 2020 @ 8:30 am

Denver, Colorado


America’s robust civic life has been one of its most defining characteristics. Churches, businesses, clubs, and voluntary organizations have always been central in addressing our nation’s major ills. It is these same institutions who will be able to most effectively address today’s most pressing problems.

These issues include our fraught racial history and our fraying social fabric. We must engage these concerns thoughtfully in order to restore all of our nation’s communities.

Please join us for what will be an engaging event. We will explore:

    • How civil society has traditionally been a strength of our nation
    • Why the institutions of civil society are so important to the health of our social fabric
    • How the local church and other members of civil society can lead us in healing our racial divides
    • How we can effectively address homelessness, social alienation, and rebuild community


Find out more


   American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC


   Arts & Entertainment Ministries, California


  Anselm House, Minnesota


Faith and Healthcare

Conversation Group


Anselm House, in partnership Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) and Catholic Medical Association (CMA), will be hosting a series of Faith and Healthcare Conversations—exploring questions related to the health sciences, theology, ethics, and Christian vocation.

This semester, we will focus especially on issues related to “Healthcare and Society.”

  • Thur, 9/26   (12:15-1:15 pm) Mayo D-325 Justice & Access to Healthcare*
  • Thur, 10/10 (12:15-1:15 pm) Moos 2-520 Pharmacology and the Opioid Epidemic
  • Thur, 10/24 (12:15-1:15 pm) Mayo D-325 Respect for Nascent Life (with Dr. Steve Calvin, The Minnesota Birth Center)*
  • Thur, 11/7   (12:15-1:15 pm) Mayo D-325 Disability, Dependence, and Health (with Dr. Elizabeth Haglind)
  • Thur, 11/21 (12:15-1:15 pm) Moos 5-125 Aging and Life-extension (with Dr. Elizabeth Haglind)
  • Thur, 12/5   (12:15-1:15 pm) Mayo D-325 Sex, Gender, and Healthcare*


*Lunch (Afro Deli) will be provided on these three dates.

Meetings will be held on campus every other Thursday, beginning on September 26. Meeting locations are subject to change, so please register below and/or contact Travis Pickell at [email protected] or 757-650-3158. A short reading will be distributed one week before each meeting–if you are unable to complete the reading, please come anyway!

Faith & Healthcare Conversations will be facilitated by Anselm House staff Travis Pickell (PhD, MDiv) and Kyle Hamilton (MTS), with Dr. Elizabeth Haglind (Endocrinologist) and occasional guests (UMN faculty or local healthcare practitioners).


  Arizona Center for Christian StudiesArizona


Sacred Words

History of the Bible Conference


February 21-22, 2020
First Baptist Church Tempe
4525 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe AZ


The Bible is the best-selling book of all time and its influence on Western culture beyond compare. But how did this group of ancient books written and then copied over millennia become the Bible we now know?

Join us for the Text & Canon Institute’s inaugural conference and learn from internationally known speakers about how the Bible has been copied, collected, and confessed as God’s sacred words.

Find out more and register


   Basileia Hong Kong, Canada


  The Biblical Studies Center, Idaho


  Bonhoeffer House – Theological Horizons, Virginia


  Bradley Study Center, Virginia


Finishing Strong: Crossing the Goal Line With Purpose



December 9 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm


We commonly believe that a college education is about exchanging a degree for a job (and having some fun along the way).  But might there me more to college than that?  Questions about “how we live” are as important as “what we do.”

Dr. Pablo Tarazaga, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will explore these questions and how the Christian faith informs these important issues.

    Brazos Fellows, Texas


    Cambridge Roundtable, Massachusetts


   Center for Christian Study, Virginia


Center for Christianity & Scholarship, North Carolina


Recovering Moral Knowledge: The University’s Role in the Global Struggle for Justice, Freedom, and Human Dignity



Gary Haugen, CEO of International Justice Mission, and Peter Wehner, Vice President and Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, will be speaking on the global struggle for justice, freedom and human dignity and the way the contemporary university must recover the pursuit of moral knowledge if it aspires to be useful in equipping students and citizens to make good choices in that struggle.
February [email protected]:00
Location: Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (153 Rubenstein Library), Duke’s West Campus
Find out more


   Center for Integrity in Business, Washington


   Center for Public Justice, Washington, DC


   Center for Transformational Churches, Illinois


  Chesterton House, New York


  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




The 3rd Annual C.S. Lewis Study Center

Liberal Arts Education Conference

June 17-19, 2020


This three-day conference will take place at the historic home long known as “Green Pastures”located at 199 Main Street, Northfield, MA 01360. Registration information will be posted in January 2020. This event kicks off our summer schedule of events, including both the Legacy of Lewis series and the Summer Literature Seminar series.


   The Davenant Institute, Idaho


   Defenders Media, Illinois


   Evangelical Theological Society, California


   Faith & Law, Virginia


   The Fellows Initiative, Virginia


   The FOCUS Group, Florida


  Geneva Campus Ministry, Iowa


   Global Scholars, Kansas


   Gordon College, Massachusetts


   The Hendricks Center, Texas


  Joseph & Alice McKeen Study Center, Maine


  Mere Christianity Forum, South Carolina


New College Berkeley, California


North Carolina Study Center, Chapel Hill


An Evening With Jamie Smith


UNC Sonja Haynes Stone Center Auditorium (map)

Join us on Thursday, Feb. 20 for an evening with Christian thought leader and award-winning author James KA Smith! Smith is Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College where he holds the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview. He’ll be speaking on the topic of ambition from his newly released and much celebrated book, ‘On the Road with Saint Augustine’. As our guide, Smith will show how “Augustine’s timeless wisdom speaks to the worries and struggles of contemporary life’, particularly our worries and struggles over whether our ambitions are vain or virtuous.


  Oread Center, Kansas


   Regent College, Canada


Richmond Center for Christian Study, Virginia


Rivendell Institute, Connecticut”  


  Saint Thomas Mission, Canada


   Scala Foundation, New Jersey


Love, Friendship, and Happiness Conference


February 15, 2020 at Princeton Theological Seminary


The goal of the Love, Friendship, and Happiness Conference is to bring together scholars and writers to examine and discuss the philosophy and theology around the broad themes of friendship, love and happiness, especially attempting to draw upon the resources of the Christian tradition, to offer something more robust than the sentimentalism which often shapes discussions of these topics.

This event is free and open to the public. Students of Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University, as well as the local community and interested members of the public are all invited to register. Advance registration is required for the purposes of planning.


 Schole’ House, Virginia


  Trinity Education, Nevada


  The Trinity Forum, Virginia 


Capps Lecture with Dr. John M. Perkins  Parting words on Race & Love


Long time friend of Theological Horizons and nationally revered civil rights activist from Jackson, MS, Dr. John M. Perkins will be our Capps Lecture speaker on Feb 22, 2020 in the UVa Rotunda. His lecture, “Parting Thoughts on Race and Love”will be free to the public and sponsored by the Project on Lived Theology at UVa, the Department of Religious Studies, and Theological Horizons. Perkins will be joined by Dr. Nathan Walton, a UVa PhD and Executive Director of Charlottesville’s Abundant Life Ministries, who will moderate the discussion. We will provide livestreaming on Grounds and on our website for those who can’t attend. More info on the lecture and surrounding events in the community will be posted at:


  Upper House, Wisconsin


   Veritas Forum, Massachusetts


  Via Christian Study Center, Virginia


   Wilberforce Academy, Minnesota



Look 2020: Unleash Leadership For The Nations


Wilberforce Academy Global Summit 2019


October 17-20, 2019
(Minneapolis-St Paul area)


The 2019 Wilberforce Academy Global Summitaims to explore what it means for redemptive change agents to become the kinds of leaders who will help others find that the path to Jesus Christ is the path to liberation and human flourishing. “For all creation waits with eager anticipation for the sons of God to be revealed” (Romans 8:19).


    • What are the internal and external challenges to leadership in your society?
    • What traps leaders and what releases them?
    • How does Jesus’ model of leadership development inform us?
    • What does redemptive leadership look like in different sectors?