National Conference

Twenty-fifth Annual National Conference

Created for Creativity:  Music, Culture and Faith

Belmont University, Nashville, TN

October 9 - 11, 2015

Registration Is Now Closed
For Conference Updates and Information, Please Visit the Belmont University Conference Site Here

The 25th Annual LFP National Conference,Created for Creativity:  Music, Culture and Faith, will take place October 9 through 11 at Belmont University in Nashville.  You will have the chance to hear how Belmont’s signature programs in music, songwriting, religion and the arts, and music business embody our commitment to embedding strong Christian character in all that we do.

You will be invited during the breakout sessions to talk with your colleagues about ways the Christian intellectual and artistic traditions inform signature programs at your institutions.

                    Belmont University                                                     Steve Guthrie

Our hope is to encourage conversations in which we can learn from one another about ways to engage with discipline-specific Christian content in courses and programming.

Speakers will include : Steve Guthrie, formerly of the St. Andrews Institute for Theology, Imagination and the Arts, founding director of the Belmont Religion & the Arts Program,  and author of several books including Faithful Performances:  Artistry , Embodiment, and the Enactment of Christian Identity;

William Powell, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Auburn University, who has conducted at Carnegie Hall, the National Cathedral and the Kennedy Center;Ginny Owens, ASCAP and Dove Award-winning songwriter and performer; and Rod Riley, CEO and President of Word Entertainment.  In addition, you will have a chance to see two biblically-themed art exhibits, as well as hear students from our School of Music.

        William Powell                                         Ginny Owens                                                 Rod Riley

Nashville is known as Music City, so we have left time on both Friday and Saturday nights for you to sample live music at one or more of the many downtown music venues.

For Conference Updates and Information, visit Belmont University's conference website!

To see previous National Conferences, click here.

Future National Conferences

2016 - Augsburg College
Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 14-16, 2016

2017 - Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, California
October 27-29, 2017

2018 - Hope College
Holland, Michigan
October 12-14, 2018

Noteworthy News

LFP Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The LFP Office will be closed from Friday, November 20, to Monday, November 30, 2015.

Georgetown College Regional Conference

The Lilly Fellows Program is sponsoring a Regional Conference at Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY, on "Discerning Academic Vocation in a Contested Religious Tradition," will be held on January 28-29, 2016. For more information, visit the conference website here.

2016 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Nonfiction

We are now accepting nominations for the 2016 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Nonfiction.  Each LFP Network School can nominate one faculty member for this prize.  Nominations are due March 1, 2016. For more information, click here.

2015 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award Winner and Finalists

Click here to see the winner of and finalists for the 2015 Lilly Fellows program Book Award!

2015 Workshop for Senior Administrators

The 2015 Workshop for Senior Administrators was held on October 8-9 at Belmont University.  We will be posting talks as they are available on our website.

2015 Annual National Conference

The 25th annual National Conference was held on October 9-11, 2015, at Belmont University.  As talks become available, we will post them to our website.

November LFP Update

Check out the current _LFP_Update_ for November, 2015

Follow the Exiles from Eden Blog!

The LFP is now sponsoring a new blog, Exiles from Eden.  Go check it out!

National Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the National Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.