2022 National Conference Schedule


*Note: Start and end times are set, other times may change. Final schedule available in September.

FRIDAY, October 28

1:15 – 3:00 p.m. Registration opens
                          Shinn Center, lower level

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Showcase Lipscomb University
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Lipscomb University Gospel Choir
                          Shinn Center, upper level

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Opening Plenary Address
                          Eddie Glaude, Princeton University
                          Shinn Center, upper level

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Small Discussion Groups around Eddie Glaude lecture
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reception, dinner, awards
                          Shinn Center, upper level

8:00 p.m. Vespers: Schrader Lane Church of Christ Chorus

SATURDAY, October 29

7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast at hotels
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Registration
                           Shinn Center, lower level

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Second Plenary Address
                            Tabatha Jones Jolivet, Azusa Pacific University
                            Shinn Center, upper level

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Third Plenary Address
                             Forrest E. Harris, Sr., President, American Baptist College
                             Shinn Center, upper level

11:20 – 12:15 a.m. Small group discussions integrating all three plenary addresses
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon and announcements
1:30 p.m. Musical Performance: Calvin and Odessa Settles
3:00 p.m. Tour National Museum of African American Music
5:00 p.m. Night on the Town: Fifth and Broad, downtown Nashville

SUNDAY, October 30

7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast at hotels
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Mass at Hilton Hotel Green Hills
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Closing plenary, Hilton Green Hills Hotel

Noteworthy News

September LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for September 2022 is now available. Click here.

Apply for Lilly Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2023-2025

The Lilly Fellows Program will begin accepting applications for the 2023-2025 Lilly Postdoctoral Fellowship on November 29, 2022. For more information or to apply, click here.

Call for nominations for the 2023 LFP Book Award

The Lilly Fellows Program invites nominations for the tenth biennial Lilly Fellows Program Book Award for 2023. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2023. Click here for more information and to nominate a book.

Announcing the winner of the 2022 Arlin G. Meyer Prize

We are pleased to announce Gordon Johnston, Professor of Creative Writing at Mercer University, as the winner of the 2022 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Imaginative Writing for his book of poetry, Scaring the Bears. For more information and to see the finalist for this prize, click here.

Grove City College Regional Conference March 30-April 1, 2023

Grove City College's regional conference entitled "Christianity and Core Texts at Global/Cultural Crossroads" will take place March 30-April 1, 2023. For more information and a call for papers, click here.

Announcing the 2023-2025 Lilly Faculty Fellows Program

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2023-2025 Lilly Faculty Fellows Program for mid-career faculty leaders across all disciplines to engage the intersections of Christian thought and practice with the academic vocation. Click here for more information and to apply.

Lilly Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.

New edition of Leading Lives that Matter released

In their second edition of Leading Lives That Matter, editors Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass compile a wide range of texts—from ancient and contemporary literature, social commentary, and philosophy—related to questions of vital interest for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives and what kind of human beings they hope to become. Leading Lives that Matter has been an important text in many of our fellowship and grant programs, and it contains excellent resources. Click here for more information and an excerpt.