Journal of Faith and Academy Conference to be hosted at Faulkner

Faulkner University is set to host the sixth annual Journal of Faith and the Academy Conference on Feb. 7, 2014.


The featured presenter is Dr. Gary Selby, who will be speaking on the topic, “What Makes Christian Education Christian?” The titles of his addresses are, A Vision of Faith and Learning, presented at 10 a.m.; and then at 2 p.m., Practical Matters: Identity, Content and Pedagogy.


A new feature that has been added to this year’s conference is the ability for conference attendees and faculty to post video clips of their respective class sessions demonstrating their attempts to integrate faith and learning within their particular academic disciplines on the Faulkner website.


“The conference’s purpose is to further support the Journal of Faith and the Academy whose mission is, ‘The research and reflection on how the Christian faith shapes and informs the study and teaching of all academic disciplines,’” said Dr. Mike Young, director of the Institute of Faith and the Academy.


Selby received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard University and a master’s of theology degree from Harding University Graduate School in Religion. He also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in public communication. Selby is now the director of the Center for Faith and Learning at Pepperdine University and is the author of Martin Luther King and the Rhetoric of Freedom: The Exodus in America’s Struggle with Civil Rights.


Those interested in attending the conference can register online at: The cost of the conference is $25 and it will take place on Faulkner’s campus.


For more information, contact Dr. Michael R. Young,


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