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Dallas Baptist University Cuts Only Full-Time Philosopher
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 8/18/2020
SCP members might be interested to know that DBU has recently announced the termination of the only full-time philosopher on staff. More details and a link to a petition are below the fold.
SCP Member Adam Pelzer Wins the Annual Martin Institute Research Award
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 7/16/2020
The Martin Institute Dallas Willard Research Center at Westmont College recognizes one outstanding book or paper each year. The 2020 research award went to Adam C. Pelser, for his paper, “Temptation, Virtue, and the Character of Christ” in Faith and Philosophy, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2019. Details below the fold.
SCP at the 2019 AAR in San Diego
Published on: 7/19/2019
The SCP will be hosting two sessions at the American Academy of Religion Conference this November. Details below the fold.


CFP: Virtuous and Vicious Partiality
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 8/10/2021
There has long been a puzzle in ethics concerning the balance between our general moral obligations to everyone and our specific moral obligations to a smaller subset of people: our family, our nation, our friends, etc. Accordingly, the distinction between praiseworthy, virtuous ways of fulfilling our special obligations and vicious immoral ways of fulfilling these special obligations are as important as ever. We invite papers from all philosophical views on any topic related to virtuous and vicious forms of partiality. Details below the fold.
Plantinga Prize Deadline March 30, 2021
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 2/18/2021
The Alvin Plantinga Prize is funded through the generosity of the Bossenbroek Family Foundation. This prize of $10,000 recognizes original essays that engage philosophical issues about or in substantial ways related to theism. Details below the fold.
CFP: Virtual Biennial Conference of the Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 2/9/2021
The Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers invites submissions of complete papers for its virtual 2021 biennial conference. Papers on any topic of general interest to the BAPT membership are welcome. Deadline of February 28, 2021. Details below the fold.
2021 Midwest SCP to be Virtual in the Fall
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 1/30/2021
Baylor was supposed to host the 2020 Midwest Regional SCP meeting last October. Given the pandemic, it was postponed one year and converted to a virtual conference. CFP is now live with details below the fold.
CFP 2021 Mountain-Pacific Virtual Conference
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 1/6/2021
The Mountain-Pacific Region of the SCP will host a virtual conference on "Science, Trust, and Justice in the Midst of a Pandemic" from May 20-22. Details below the fold.
2021 Eastern Reigion VIRTUAL Conference
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 10/29/2020
Are Evil Geniuses Possible? The Eastern Regional Conference for the SCP will be held March 6, 2021 via Zoom. The conference will feature keynotes by Candace Vogler and Robert Roberts. CFP details below the fold.
2020 Midwest SCP to be held at Baylor
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 3/30/2020
The Society for Christian Philosophers 2020 Midwest Regional Meeting will be held at Baylor University, Waco, Texas October 1-3, 2020 (pending a resumption to normalcy post pandemic). The theme is “Kantian and Christian Philosophy," and the conference organizers invite paper submissions (<3,000 words) or abstracts (<500 words) on any topic in philosophy. Details below the fold.
Christian Philosophy: Its Past, Present, and Future
Published on: 2/3/2020
Conference to be hosted September 22–24, 2020 at the
Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow, Poland.
See below the fold for the full call for papers and conference details.
Evolution, original sin and the Fall
Published on: 1/15/2020
Evolution, Original Sin, and the Fall
June 22-23 2020, Saint Louis University,
Saint Louis, Missouri
Plenary speakers include Hans Madueme (Covenant College) and John Teehan (Hofstra University).
Details on the call for abstracts below the fold.
Weatherford College 3rd Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference
Published on: 12/10/2019
The 3rd Annual Philosophy of Religion conference will be held at Weatherford College on April 3-4, 2020. Douglas K. Blount, Ph.D. (Notre Dame) will deliver two plenary lectures on the Philosophy of Religion in Science.
In addition, a call for papers is being extended to professional philosophers, professionals interested in philosophy of religion, or students of philosophy of religion as well as any professional or student in a field intersecting philosophy of religion and science. More information below the fold.
CFP: "Philosophy & the Sciences"
Published on: 10/15/2019
2020 Mountain-Pacific Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC. May 8-9, 2020. Click for more information.
CFP: Philosophy in the Public Sphere
Published on: 7/22/2019
January 23-25, 2020, University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida. CFP details below the fold.
TheoLogica on “Conciliar Trinitarianism.”
Published on: 6/24/2019
TheoLogica is now issuing a CFP for a special issue devoted to “Conciliar Trinitarianism.”
CFP: Extended Deadline for 2019 Midwest SCP Conference
Published on: 5/13/2019
The 2019 Midwest SCP Conference on "Uniting Mind and Body: Cognition, Embodiment, and Liturty" will be at Hope College on September 12-14. The CFP has been extended to May 15th. Click the arrow for details.


3PR Philosophy and Religion Conference Program
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 9/28/2021
The Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion hosts its annual conference on October 17-19, 2021. The conference will be in a hybrid format to allow for remote attendance. Details below the fold.
Muslim-Christian Workshop on Philosophy, Religion, and Science
Published on: 12/6/2019
This is a call for participants interested in participating in an international workshop for philosophical and theological discussion, exchange, and mutual learning for younger Muslim and Christian scholars to present their research. The goal is for young academics to benefit from multi-disciplinary and inter-religious perspectives and to identify new avenues of research. Workshop Leaders: Kelly James Clark and Enis Doko
Eastern SCP Conference Webpage: Philosophy in the Public Sphere
Published on: 11/7/2019
The conference website for the upcoming Eastern SCP conference at USF can be found here:
Published on: 9/16/2019
Hiroshima University, January 9, 2020

Gregg Ten Elshof of Biola University will join Kengo Miyazono and Curtis Rigsby of Hiroshima University to critique popular accounts of mind, nature, & culture. Ten Elshof will explore the notion of shame as a healthy and beneficial emotion. Miyazono will examine self-defeating arguments against evolutionary naturalism. And Rigsby will consider traditional religio-philosophies of Asia as semiotic expressions of universal teleology. All three philosophers will respond to each others thoughts, and discussion from attendees will be encouraged at the end. The event will be publicized for the faculty and students of Hiroshima University as well as for local residents, and is open to the public.

Grant or Scholarship

SCP Small Department Lecture Grants
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 3/1/2021
The SCP is now accepting applications for grants up to $1,500 to host a fellow SCP member for a lecture during the 21-22 academic year at a small department. Deadline is May 15, 2021. See details below the fold.
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 10/23/2020
The American Council of Learned Societies is accepting applications from recent PhDs with research expertise in religious studies, theology, and ethics for a fellowship of $60,000 to research and help communities impacted by COVID-19. The deadline for applications is November 2. Details below the fold.
SCP Small Department Lecture Grants
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 3/30/2020
In order to foster philosophical discussion and encourage fellowship in smaller departments and institutions in both the US and abroad, the Society of Christian Philosophers funds a small lecture grant competition. The program provides up to $1,500 for departments to host a well-known Christian philosopher for a campus event. Up to four grants are available for the 20-21 academic year. Details below the fold.
SCP Small Department Lecture Grants
Published on: 4/15/2019
The SCP has opened its small department lecture grant competition. The grant provides up to $1,500 for departments to host a well-known Christian philosopher for a campus event. Click the arrow for details.


John Templeton Foundation Hiring a Program Officer
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 2/11/2021
JTF is hiring a program officer for its Philosophy and Theology programs. No hard deadline as applications are considered on a rolling basis. Details below the fold.
Catherine of Sienna Fellowship at Villanova
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 11/9/2020
The Ethics Program of Villanova University seeks candidates for the Catherine of Siena Fellowship. This is a one-year, renewable fellowship with a 3-3 teaching requirement. The application deadline is December 15, 2020. Details below the fold.
Baylor Advertising a Three-Year Post-doc
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 11/9/2020
Baylor University seeks application for a postdoctoral fellowship for up to three years from those working in virtue ethics, moral psychology, or social philosophy. Start date is fall 2021, and the application deadline is November 15, 2020. Details below the fold.
PhD Position for work on Extreme Beliefs
Published on: 12/19/2019
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is advertising for a PhD position. The position is embedded in both the Philosophy Department (Faculty of Humanities) and the Faculty of Religion and Theology. It is part of Dr. Rik Peels’ ERC-funded Starting Grant project ‘Extreme Beliefs: The Epistemology and Ethics of Fundamentalism’, which is devoted to a conceptual and normative assessment of fundamentalist belief. More information below the fold.
Postdoc with the Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion
Published on: 11/11/2019
PPPR currently sponsors postdoctoral fellowships. The deadline for this year's applications is November 18, 2019.


In Memoriam: William Wainwright
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 11/9/2020
The SCP mourns the loss of Dr. William Wainwright, a longtime leader in the society. Details on his service and passing are below the fold.
In Memoriam: Keith Yandell
Justin McBrayer
Published on: 5/5/2020
The SCP mourns the passing of Keith Edward Yandell. (more below the fold)
Cancellation of SCP events due to Coronavirus
Published on: 3/11/2020
SCP members, note that several upcoming SCP events have either been cancelled or are at risk of cancellation given the coronavirus infection. Please stay tuned and reach out directly to the coordinators of SCP events with questions or concerns.

In particular, the Mountain-Pacific conference scheduled for this spring at Trinity Western has been cancelled with a view toward rescheduling for a fall 2020 date. For details about that conference in particular, please contact Myron Penner at
SCP Group session on Divine Action at Central APA
Published on: 1/10/2020
The SCP group session (G40) at the 2020 Central APA session in Chicago will feature Greta Turnbull, Jeffrey Koperski, and Meghan Page on the topic of Divine Action. It happens 7-9 on Friday, February 28, and there will be a reception afterwards in the SCP hotel suite.
In Memoriam: George Mavrodes
Published on: 8/6/2019
In Memoriam George Mavrodes (November 23, 1926 — July 31, 2019)


RFP: Gratitude to God
Published on: 12/4/2019
Biola University launches a JTF-funded project to study gratitude to God. Letters of intent are due January 15, 2020 and may be for projects that utilize the methodologies of the behavioral sciences, philosophy, theology, or religious studies.