C&C Conference

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“Christ and (Cascadian) Culture” 
An Interdisciplinary Conference
September 26-27, 2014

Seattle, WA 

What are the cultural challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities for the church in Cascadia?

Throughout its history, the Christian church has continually wrestled with the question of “Christ and culture.” While the question of how the church should relate to the world is universal, its answer has always been contextual.

The region of Cascadia (roughly Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia) presents a wide range of unique and complex set of cultural questions for the Christian faith.

While millions of Christians and thousands of churches call Cascadia “home,” relatively little academic reflection has been produced on the relationship between these churches and the region they inhabit.

In an effort to remedy this dearth of research and reflection, a coalition of Christian scholars from around the region have come together to organize an interdisciplinary conference in Seattle on September 26-27, 2014. We encourage you to consider presenting a paper or organizing a panel around a specific local question or issue that matters to you. This conference is made possible by a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and will be hosted by the new Fuller Institute for Theology and Northwest Culture.

Participating Scholars (more to come)


Bob Burkinshaw
Trinity Western University
Patricia O'Connell Killen
Gonzaga University
Randy Woodley
George Fox University
Cynthia Moe-Loebeda
Seattle University
Julia Stronks
Whitworth University
Chap Clark
Fuller Seminary Northwest
Paul Louis Metzger
Multnomah University
Dale Soden
Whitworth University
James Wellman
University of Washington
Tali Hairston
Seattle Pacific University
Jeffrey Keuss
Seattle Pacific University
John Stackhouse
Regent College