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weddingchapI will be participating in the Inaugural Clarence N. and Betty B. Frierson Distinguished Scholars’ Conference at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, March 20-22, 2014.

The conference will host an international gathering of scholars (approximately half from outside North America) on the theme “Always Being Reformed: Challenges, Issues and Prospects for Reformed Theologies Today.”

This broad topic will allow a diverse group of 13 participants to address themes, questions, and issues in the Reformed tradition resonant with their own contexts and areas of expertise.

The conference is designed to engage works in progress rather than polished essays or already published work.

One aim of the conference, in addition to the collaboration and mutual engagement it will provide, is for the essays to result in a book offered to both academy and church.

This conference is made possible by the generosity of the Frierson family of First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport, Louisiana.  They have endowed a faculty chair that will allow future conferences of this kind to occur at Austin Seminary.


  • Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi
  • Deborah van den Bosch
  • Grace Ji-Sun Kim
  • Jason Goroncy
  • Lameck Banda
  • Margit Ernst Habib
  • Martha Moore-Keish
  • Mary Fulkerson
  • Meehyun Chung
  • William Greenway
  • Cindy Rigby
  • Bill Greenway
  • David H. Jensen.

Co-hosts for the conference will be Cindy Rigby, Bill Greenway & David H. Jensen.


BN7A3104-MGrace Ji-Sun Kim is Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University.  She is the author of 5 books, Reimagining with Christian Doctrines co-edited with Jenny Daggers (Palgrave Macmillan), Contemplations from the Heart  (Wipf & Stock, forthcoming), Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Spirit (Palgrave Macmillan), The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other: A Model of Global and Intercultural Pneumatology (Palgrave Macmillan) and The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women’s Christology (Pilgrim Press). She is a co-editor with Dr. Joseph Cheah for the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series, “Asian Christianity in Diaspora”.