Society of Christian Philosophers Schedule


Detailed Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 22

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration RG-200 Riggs Atrium
2:00 pm Welcome TR-101 Auditorium
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Breakouts
Chair: Phil Kallberg

TR-101 Auditorium

Chair: Adam Cebula

ZM-102 Lecture Hall

Chair: Filepe Miguel

ZM-209 Lecture Hall

Audra Goodnight:
Women and Testimonial Injustice in the Bible
Elijah Hess:
Reconciling Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom
Kevin Carnahan: On the Impossibility of Imitating Christ in a Sinful World
Andrew Marsh:
Implicit Association and Social Evil
Jim Elliott:
Faith and Intellectual Humility: Friends, Foes, or Simply Epistemic Colleagues
Philip Swensen:
Fischer on Explanatory Dependence and Foreknowledge
Kevin Carnahan:
On the Impossibility of Imitating Christ in a Sinful World
3:45 – 4:00 pm Break w/snack ZM-SELOB Southeast Lobby
 4:00 – 5:15 pm  Breakouts
Chair: Teri Merrick

TR-101 Auditorium 

Chair: Andrew Moon

ZM-102 Lecture Hall

Chair: Andy Gustafson

ZM-101 Lecture Hall

Chair: Justin Morton

ZM-105 Auditorium 

Christopher Shrock:
Stone and Campbell vs. Classical Theism: What’s the Flicker problem?
Matthew Shea:
Divine Concurrence and Evil
Sabrina Little:

Good Guys and Bad Guys: The Role of Reconciliation in Sin Blindness

Zachary Manis: Rethinking Eternal Punishment:
The Divine Presence Model
Jonathan Fuqua:
The Difficulty of Escaping Pascal’s Wager
Michelle Panchuk:
The Epistemic Significance of Suffering and the Problem of Evil
Alexander Jech:

The Practice of Love: Between Freedom and Authority

James Sennett:
Is “Christian Buisness Ethics” A Double Oxymoron? Profit Corporate Social Responsibility And Being Like Jesus
5:00 – 5:15 pm Break w/snack ZM-SELOB Southeast Lobby
 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Alexander Pruss: Marriage is a natural kind

ZM-105 Auditorium 

Friday, September 23

9:00 am – 10:15 am Breakout
Chair: Philip Swensen

ZM-101 Lecture Hall

Chair: Kevin Carnahan

ZM-102

Chair: James Sennet

ZM-104 Lecture Hall

Chair: Matthew Shea

ZM-113 Classroom

Paul Anders:
Is There an Anti-Abortion Mandate?
Brock Bahler:
Christian Philosophy as Habitus: A Praxis-Oriented Teaching Pedagogy
Ashton Speery:
How Ought Christians Approach Economic Theory?
Dominic Halsmer:
Hacking The Cosmos: How Engineering Contributes to a Balanced View of Origins
Brandon Rickbaugh:
Substance Dualism and Resurrected Bodies: A Neo-Aristotelian Account
Dax Bennington:
Reconstructing Charles Leslie’s Argument for Christianity
Felipe Miguel:
Divine Providence And System Effects
Rob Reed:
From Civitas to Urbs: Challenges to the Common Good in the Modern Urban Landscape
10:15 – 10:30 am Break w/snack ZM-SELOB Southeast Lobby
10:30 – 11:45 am Keynote Leigh Vicens: Sin and Implicit Bias

ZM-105 Auditorium

12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 pm Breakouts
Chair Michelle Panchuk

ZM-101 Lecture Hall

Chair: Aaron Shepherd

ZM-102 Lecture Hall

Chair: Jim Elliott

 

Chair: Sean Skedzielewski

ZM-113 Classroom

Kate Finley: Religious Experience and Intellectual Disability Hillary Yancey:
Frontiers of Analogous Justice: A Thomistic Approach to Martha Nussbaum’s Justice for Animals
Joshua Smart:
Theistic Moral Nihilism: Might Mackie and Moses both be Right?
Adam Cebula:
The Public Legitimacy of Religion. Notes in the Margins of Richard John Neuhaus’s The Naked Public Square 32 Years After it’s Publication
Jason Goltz:
Religion, Public Policy, and Compromise
Phil Kallberg:
The Art of Persuasion According to Aquinas: How the Saint Would Have us Talk to Each Other
Jennifer Ward:
Christians, Society, and Government: A Case for Church-State Pluralism
Andy Gustafson:
Playing the Fiddle While Rome Is Burning: What is it that we do again
3:00 – 4:45 pm Breakouts
Chair: Zachary Manis

ZM-101 Lecture Hall

Chair: Brock Bahler

ZM-102 Lecture Hall

Chair: David McPherson

ZM-104 Lecture Hall

Chair: Paul Anders

ZM-113 Lecture Hall

Jack Mulder:
The Content Problem for Bettcher’s Theory of (Trans)Women
Eric Berg:
Albert Camus’ Call for Christian Action
Brad Sickler:
Natural Theology and Laws of Nature: Against Probablistic Arguments from Laws to God
Bob Wadholm:
Open Knowledge: Social Benefits of the Hacker Ethic
Teri Merrick:
Authority, Testimonial Justice and Intersex Christians
Craig Payne:
The Anti-Nietzsche: Advocating for a Thomistic Culture
Andrew Moon:
Skeptical Theism, Plantinga’s Religious Epistemology, and Debunking Arguments
Alex Hyun:
Atonement and the Vicarious Punishment of Humankind
Jonathan Nabel:
The Origin Argument
Ed Hackett:
Understanding Kenosis and the Existential Challenge of its Realization as a Spiritual Ideal
Justin Morton:
Can Theists Avoid Epistemological Objections to Moral Realism
Megan Fritts & Nicholas Vallone:
The Over-Demanding Christ: Defeating a Fairness-Tracking Objection to Christian Ethics
5:00 – 6:30 pm Keynote Richard Swinburne: Christian Moral Teaching on Sex, Family, and Life

ZM-105 Auditorium 

Saturday, September 24

9:00 – 10:15 am Breakouts
Chair: Joshua Smart

ZM-101 Lecture Hall

Chair: Hillary Yancey

ZM-102 Lecture Hall

Chair: Sabrina Little

ZM-104 Lecture Hall

Chair: Jason Goltz

ZM-113 Classroom

Josh Merlo:
Sexual Ethics and the Avoidance of Conception
Aaron Shepherd:
The “Kingdom of God” vs. “Beloved Community”
Geoff Sutton:
Moral Psychology, Moral Philosophy, and Christian Morality: Learning from Hume
Yisrarel Vincent:
When God Takes a Life: A Study of God’s Immediate and Direct Judgement on Humanity Modeled Across both Testaments
Sean Skedzielewski:
The Efficacy of Belief: Euthanasia As Judgement
James Spiegel:
Celebration and Betrayal: Martin Luther King’s Case for Racial Justice and our Current Moral Dilemma
Celeste Harvey:
Righteous Anger, Rage and Systemic Injustice
Melissa Mills:
New Wine, New Wineskins: A New Creation
10:15 – 10:00 am Break w/snack ZM-SELOB Southeast Lobby
10:30 – 11:45 am Breakouts
Chair: Alex Hyun

ZM-101 Lecture Hall

Chair: Jennifer Ward

ZM-102 Lecture Hall

Chair: Craig Payne

ZM-104 Lecture Hall

Chair: Ben Varghese

ZM-113 Classroom

David McPherson:
Humane Philosophy as Public Philosophy
Michael Willenborg:
Herbert’s Dilemma and a Mind-Making Theodicy
Christopher Tomaszewski:
Christian Materialism and the Imago Dei
Rico Vitz:
Minding the ‘Unbridgeable Gap’: The Future of Conscientious Objection in a Secular Age
Josh Thurow:
He Died For Our Sins (In a Contextually-Sensitive Way)
Brendan Sweetman:
Religion and the Secularist State
Matthew Wilson:
Respect is a Two-Street: Speaking, Listening, and the Limits of Justificatory Liberalism
David Redmond:
Wolterstorff On Secular and Theistic Attempts to Ground Human Rights
Noon – 2:00 pm Banquet Francis Beckwith:
Taking Rites Seriously: Faith, Reason, and Religious LibertyCRUSHALL CH-115AB CH-115 A & B