Faculty Theological Collaborative: Creation Across the Disciplines

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Christian faculty gather in Durham for three days integrating theology with research and teaching across the disciplines.

Faculty Theological Collaborative

Christian professors at secular universities are called to glorify God through the life of the mind in a unique way. The Faculty Theological Collaborative exists to support you in this calling through advanced theological training, living examples of the integration of faith and scholarship, and rich fellowship with Christian faculty across institutions and disciplines. This three-day workshop is built around a series of dialogues between academic theologians and scholars in the natural sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Between presentations showcasing exemplary theological integration across the disciplines, break-out sessions will invite you to share, brainstorm, or refine practical applications in your own research and teaching.

This year’s special theme is the doctrine of creation. Knowing God as Creator illuminates all of our work, whether it’s discerning God’s design in the created order, stewarding the creatures he has entrusted to our care, understanding the institutions and technologies humans have created as expressions of our potential as imago dei, or participating in God’s ongoing work in our own creativity.

The Faculty Theological Collaborative is a joint project of Regent College, a graduate school of theology focused on the education of the laity, and members of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers, including Anselm House at the University of Minnesota, the Center for Christianity and Scholarship at Duke University, and Octet Collaborative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Faculty associated with any Christian study center or center for Catholic thought are welcome to participate.

Accommodation Details:

This year the Theological Collaborative will be held in Durham, NC. Sessions will be held at Blacknall Presbyterian Church and the Center for Christianity and Scholarship.

The meeting will be held July 29-31, 2024. Included in the conference fee are 7 meals: Monday lunch and dinner; Tuesday breakfast, lunch and dinner; Wednesday breakfast and lunch. You will need to book your own hotel accommodations.

Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email to acknowledge your registration and a link to CCS’s block of hotel rooms at Hilton Garden Inn at a discounted rate of $149/night.

Speakers:

Dr. Jonathan R. Wilson is Senior Consultant for Theological Integration with Canadian Baptist Ministries, Teaching Fellow at Regent College, and Senior Fellow at the Centre for Missional Leadership, St. Andrew’s Hall. His research interests include the doctrine of creation, care for creation, biblical spirituality, missional and theological ethics, and public witness of the people of God.

Dr. Marie Culhane is Professor of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Her research involves the pathogenesis of influenza A viruses of swine and turkeys and the impact these viruses may have on current vaccination protocols in the US livestock industry. She is also involved in animal disease emergency planning at local, national, and global levels.

Dr. Spencer Banzhaf is Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics at North Carolina State University and director of The Center for Environmental and Resource Economic Policy. One common theme in his work is the interaction among local environmental quality, local real estate markets, and the demographic composition of cities.

Dr. Andrew Chung is Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of North Texas. He specializes in the history and theoretical analysis of 20th and 21st-century European and American art music in experimental and avant-garde traditions, with interests in continental philosophy, linguistic anthropology, and sound studies.

Dr. Jeff Hardin is Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His lab studies epithelial morphogenesis, illuminating fundamental processes during embryonic development, basic mechanisms of cancer metastasis, and common birth defects. He has worked at the interface of science and faith with AAAS/DoSER’s Science for Seminaries program, the Creation Project at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, the Faraday Institute, and the BioLogos Foundation.

Dr. Jeffrey P. Greenman is President and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Regent College in Vancouver, BC. His teaching and writing focuses on theological and philosophical ethics, missional theology, and education and leadership development.

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