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We hope you will be able to join us at the 2015 SCL Conference in Stone Mountain (Atlanta), Georgia!


June 25-27, 2015


Sub-Themes of the Conference

  • Rescuing Science from Scientism

  • Art and Performance


Special Concert featuring Singer and Songwriter Andrew Peterson, Thursday evening June 26!










Featured Plenary Speakers include:


Stephen Meyer, fellow with the Discovery Institute and author of the recent, highly-acclaimed book, Darwin's Doubt.
 In the 21st century, the information age has finally come to biology. We now know that biology at its root is comprised of information rich systems, such as the complex digital code encoded in DNA. Groundbreaking discoveries of the past decade are revealing the information bearing properties of biological systems.

Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, a Cambridge trained philosopher of science is examining and explaining the amazing depth of digital technology found in each and every living cell such as nested coding, digital processing, distributive retrieval and storage systems, and genomic operating systems.

Meyer is developing a more fundamental argument for intelligent design that is based not on a single feature like the bacterial flagellum, but rather on a pervasive feature of all living systems. Alongside matter and energy, Dr. Meyer shows that there is a third fundamental entity in the universe needed for life: information. To learn more about Dr. Meyer, visit his website here: http://www.stephencmeyer.org/
Andrew Peterson, acclaimed singer, song-writer, and author or The Wingfeather Saga.  Andrew will also be giving a concert on Thursday evening.  Bio: For more than twenty years now, Andrew Peterson has been about the business of quietly changing lives in four-minute increments. In the city of Nashville where music is an industry in the same way fast food, generic greeting cards, and bumper stickers are industries, Peterson has forged his own path, refusing the artistic compromises that so often come with chasing album sales and radio singles and creating instead a long line of songs that ache with sorrow, joy and integrity, and that are, at the end of the day, part of a real, ongoing, human conversation.  To learn more about Andrew Peterson, visit his official website here: http://www.andrew-peterson.com/

Cherie Harder, President of the Trinity Forum Foundation.  Bio: Cherie Harder serves as Presidentof The Trinity Forum. Prior to joining the Trinity Forum in 2008, Ms. Harder served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects for First Lady Laura Bush.

Earlier in her career she served as Policy Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, advising the Leader on domestic social issues and serving as liaison and outreach director to outside groups. From 2001 to 2005, she was Senior Counselor to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, where she helped the Chairman design and launch the We the People initiative to enhance the teaching, study, and understanding of American history. Prior to that Ms. Harder was the Policy Director for Senator Sam Brownback and also served as Deputy Policy Director at Empower America.

Ms. Harder has contributed articles to publications including Policy Review, Human Events, the Harvard Political Review, and various newspapers, as well as a chapter on fashion to the volume Building a Healthy Culture (Eerdmans 2001). Her ghost-written speeches and articles have appeared in Vital Speeches of the Day, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and others. To learn more about Cherie Harder, visit the website of the Trinity Forum here: http://www.ttf.org/us-staff


Russ Gregg is the Head of School at Hope Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Russ has a B.A. in  Global Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has served as Head of School since Hope Academy’s founding in 2000. He has been a resident of the Phillips neighborhood since 1994. In 1999, he was an administrator at Calvin Christian School in Edina, and quit his job to help lay the groundwork for a Christian school for his urban neighbors. Russ and his wife Phyllis, who teaches 3rd grade at Hope Academy,  live four blocks away from the school. They have three grown children. Russ serves on the Board of Directors of the Society for Classical Learning.


Partial List of Workshop and Seminar Speakers:

Robbie Andreason

Peter Baur

Robyn Burlew

Jamie Cain

Mary Clifford

David Diener

Trish Detrick

Andrew Elizalde

Kevin Clark

Christian Kopff

Josh Gibbs

Lynn Gilpin

David Goodwin

Chris Hall

Cherie Harder

Ravi Jain

Lori Jill Keeler

Andrew Kern

John Mays

Karen Moore

Keith Nix

Davies Owens

Andrew Peterson

Christopher Perrin

Andrew Pudewa

Sean Riley

George Sanker

Bill St. Cyr

Rick Trumbo

Jim Watkins



Featured Speakers at The Pre-Conference: Coming Soon




Teachers, Administrators, Board Members

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 9am to 5pm

Fees (before May 31):   SCL Members: $145     Non-Members: $175

Fees (after May 31):      SCL Members: $175     Non-Members: $205



Regular Session

Thursday through Saturday, June 25 - 27, 2015

(conference ends at noon)

Fees (before May 31):   SCL Members: $395     Non-Members: $425

Fees: (after May 31):     SCL Members: $425     Non-Members: $455


Registration is Now Open: Register HERE













This event will take place at the gorgeous Stone Mountain Resort near Atlanta, Georgia. This is the most beautiful venue we have ever secured for the conference. Make your hotel reservation today to take advantage of the special SCL Conference rate.





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