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SCP 45th Anniversary Conference

Thursday, September 28, 2023, 3:00 PM until Saturday, September 30, 2023, 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Calvin University, Prince Center
1800 E Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Timothy O'Connor
Joshua Thurow
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 4:00 PM
Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel before the cancellation cutoff date, we can refund your registration fee to your credit card.
Registration for the conference includes lunches on both Friday and Saturday and a banquet dinner on Friday. There are hotel blocks reserved at the Fairfield Inn Grand Rapids (616-940-2700; price: $119 for 2 queens/$129 king) and the Homewood Suites Grand Rapids (616-285-7100; $139 king). Please reserve your rooms as soon as possible; we are working to add extra blocks. When you call ask for rooms in the SCP (or Society of Christian Philosophers) 45th anniversary conference.

Here is the conference schedule:

Session 1 Thursday 3-4:00
Room A B C D
Title God and Pseudo-Selves Liberalism & the Reasons We Cannot Share God, Rights, &Rational Nature How to be a Divine Conceptualist
Presenter Kyle Huitt Kyla Ebels Duggan Brian Ballard Michael Willenborg
Commentator Jeremy Skrzypek Kevin Vallier Terence Cuneo Jacob Huls
Chair Caleb Cohoe Andrew Moon Austin McCoy Ethan Butt

Plenary 1
Thursday 4:15-5:45 Laura Callahan Intellectual Humility and Christian Faith
Session 2 Friday 9:30-10:30
Room A B C D E
Title Combination Theory of Belief Gratitude & Inequality Excessive Gratuitous Evil The Argument from Altruism
Presenter Andrew Moon Austin McCoy Klaas Kraay Rob MacSwain
Commentator Josh Thurow Paul Jensen Libby Regnerus Leigh Vicens
Jim Taylor Kyle Huitt Brian Ballard Michael Willenborg

Session 3
Friday 10:45-11:45
Room A B C D E
Title Hinge Epistemology & Religious Belief Love is the Link Between Welfare & Duty The Gap in the Evil God Challenge Impassibilism & Pastoral Arguments in Theology
Presenter Eyob Sirak Zewdie Phil Woodward Justin Mooney Matthew Baddorf
Commentator Liz Jackson Jordan Wessling Thes Kascsak Jacob Zimbelman
Jeffrey Koperski Amy Floweree Rob MacSwain Libby Regeneru
Session 4 Friday 1:30-2:30
Room A B C D
Title Solution for the Immortality Curmudgeons The Ethics of Interpretation The Forgotten felix culpa theodicy & anti-theodicy of John Hick Persons, Relations, Receptivity, God Reckless Courage: Fear & Trembling
Presenter Dan Kemp Amy Floweree Jaeha Woo James Kintz David Skowronski
Commentator Phil Woodward Mike Rea Harriet Baber Tyler Sharp Amber Bowen
Dean Zimmerman Jacob Zimbelman Jeffrey Koperski Darrin Snyder Belousek Justin Mooney

Session 5
Friday 2:45-3:45
Room A B C D
Title Post-mortal Annihilation Practicing Farewell Daycare & Swim Lessons: Skeptical Theism & the Parent-Child Analogy Foundationalism for Christian Philosophy  
Presenter Michael Cevering Scott Davison Dolores Morris Walter Stepanenko  
Commentator Justin Brittain Cody Dolinsek Timothy Pawl James Taylor  
William Vincent David Skowronski Joshua Thurow James Kintz
Plenary 2 Friday 4:00-5:30 Manuel Vargas Advice to Philosophers in the Christian Twilight
Banquet 5:45
Worship Saturday 9-9:45 Officiant: Rob MacSwain Musician: Phil Woodward
Session 6 Saturday 10-11
Room A B C D
Title Causality, Necessity, & Freedom A Christian Ethics of Blame Evil & the Quantum Multiverse Thomistic Survival & Euthanasia
Presenter Alexander Spieldenner Bob Hartman Eddy Chen and Daniel Rubio
Christopher Tomaszewki
Commentator John Waldrop Jada Twedt Strabbing Tim O’Connor Caleb Cohoe
Chair Philip Swenson Isabel Canfield Dominic Lamantia Jack VanDrunen
Session 7 Saturday 11:15-12:15
Room A B C D
Title Indeterministic Response to the Grounding Objection What is Politicization? First Sin of an Unconfirmed Angel Aristotelian Solution to Evolutionary Debunking Arguments
Presenter Tien-Chun Lo Rich Eva James Pepe Paul Rezkalla
Commentator Philip Swenson Isabel Canfield Dominic LaMantia Jack VanDrunen
Christopher Tomaszewski Alexander Spieldenner Bob Hartman Amber Bowen

Session 8
Saturday 2-3
Room A B C D
Title On Penance Faith is an Epistemic Virtue Plantinga without Occasionalism Monarchy & Mystery
Presenter Justin Capes Ethan Butt Jeffrey Koperski H. E. Baber
Commentator Grace Hibshman Rebecca Kates Daniel Rubio William Vincent
Paul Rezkalla Jaeha Woo Rich Eva Kate Finley
Plenary 3 Saturday 3:15-4:45 Charity Anderson Divine Hiddenness and the Problem of Evil