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


   Arts & Entertainment Ministries, California


  Anselm House, Minnesota


  Arizona Center for Christian StudiesArizona


  The Augustine Center, Washington, DC


  The Biblical Studies Center, Idaho


  Bradley Study Center, Virginia


The Veritas Forum:  Can Technology Save Us?




Andy Crouch, author, speaker, entrepreneur


April [email protected] 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Squires Colonial Hall (map)

The story of technology is the story of channeling power, from the generation of electricity at the macro scale to consumer choice and individual expression at the micro scale. As we continue to expand our technological capabilities, fault lines are becoming apparent and doubts are increasing. Is technology truly making our individual lives better? What is it doing to communities as small in scale as families and as large in scale as nation-states? Is our technological pattern at all sustainable, let alone beneficial, for our fellow creatures and the planet on which we all depend? Mark your calendars for April 1 as Andy Crouch addresses how technology and power can promote (and undermine) human flourishing.

Find out more


   Brazos Fellows, Texas


   Cambridge Roundtable, Massachusetts


  Center for Christian Study, Virginia


  Center for Christianity & Scholarship, North Carolina


   Center for Transformational Churches, Illinois


  Chesterton House, New York


  Christian Study Center of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois


  Christian Study Center of Gainesville, Florida




  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


  Eleazar Wheelock Society, New Hampshire


   Evangelical Theological Society, California


   Faith & Law, Virginia


Friday Forum in Partnership with Prison Fellowship



The Gospel of Second Chances

March 27, 2020

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


In preparation for Second Chance Month (April), Prison Fellowship’s Heather Rice-Minus will present 2019 Barna polling regarding Christian perceptions about crime, incarceration and second chances. A panel including will respond with theological and policy implications and action steps.


   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










Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst, theologian, educator, missiologist, leader in theological formation for integral mission in Latin America and beyond.

Saturday, April 18, 2020 @ 7 pm.


First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley / Sanctuary / 2407 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA


In addition–2 pm Student Seminar with Dr. DeBorst / Richard S. Dinner Center, GTU Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley


No fee / No registration required for either event



  North Carolina Study Center, Chapel Hill


An Evening with Dr. Robert P. George and Dr. Cornel West



Join us with Dr. Robert P. George and Dr. Cornel West for a collegial and thought-provoking conversation about faith, friendship and dialogue across deep personal and political differences.

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative intellectual – he is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and has also recorded three spoken word albums.

Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is also a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.


  Oread Center, Kansas


   Passages Israel, Illinois


  Regent College, Canada






John Milbank will deliver the 2020 Laing Lectures from March 10-12. He will deliver three lectures under the theme: Most Entanglings: The Trinity as the Root of All Being

      • March 10: The Trinity and Time
      • March 11: The Trinity and Motion
      • March 12: The Trinity and Mystery


  Richmond Center for Christian Study, Virginia


  Rivendell Institute, Connecticut”  


  Saint Thomas Mission, Canada


   Scala Foundation, New Jersey


  Schole’ House, Virginia



   Trinity Education, Nevada


  Trinity Fellowship, Indiana


   The Trinity Forum, Virginia


  Upper House, Wisconsin


Christian Faith and the Dignity of All Workers:
The Servicemaster Story

May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm


ServiceMaster is one of the great corporate stories of the 20th Century. The company grew from a small home business in 1929 to $6 billion in revenue by the year 2000. In 1985 and 1995 the company was rated the number one service company in the world by Fortune; in 1998 it was rated in the top 20 companies in the world by the Financial Times.
In this talk, Al Erisman, author of The ServiceMaster Story: Navigating Tension between People and Profit(Hendrickson, 2020) will discuss how the company’s leaders lived these values throughout the 20th Century, and what this meant for the dignity of all workers created in the image of God. ServiceMaster’s principles were deeply rooted in the Bible, but were implemented in a diverse company with people of many faiths and no faith. These principles can apply to the leader of any organization and offer hope to workers in the most difficult jobs, even when they do not have the kind of supportive management systems that ServiceMaster offered.


   Veritas Forum, Massachusetts


  Via Christian Study Center, Virginia


   Wilberforce Academy, Minnesota