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Attention: The 2016 Biblical Integration Conference has been cancelled.


Thomas KiddFeatured Speakers

Thomas Kidd

Thomas S. Kidd teaches history at Baylor University, and is Associate Director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. Dr. Kidd writes at the Anxious Bench blog at He also regularly contributes for outlets such as WORLD Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, and USA Today. His latest books are George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father; and Baptists in America: A History, with co-author Barry Hankins. Find him on Facebook at and on Twitter @ThomasSKidd

David Sikkink

David Sikkink

David Sikkink is a Cardus Senior Fellow, and director of the Cardus Religious Schools Initiative at the University of Notre Dame. He completed his doctorate in sociology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and has been in Sociology at Notre Dame since 1999. His main research interests are in education, religion, and politics. His dissertation explained how religious and community factors shape views of schooling for children, including parents’ choice of private schooling and opposition to public schools. It also showed how differences in the organization of public, magnet, Catholic and other religious schools affect parents’ participation in school, which in turn affects participation in community and political life.

Dr. Jonathan MasterJonathan Master

Dr. Master teaches theology at Cairn. He also oversees Cairn’s honors program, part of Cairn’s Center for University Studies.

Dr. Master also serves as executive editor of the online magazine Place for Truth, as well as host of the podcast Theology on the Go (both sponsored by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals). His first book, A Question of Consensus, was published in June 2015 by Fortress Press. Prior to teaching, he served in pastoral ministry for ten years.


Todd J. Williams
Cairn University

Joel Gaines
Vice Principal,
Delaware County Christian School

Ron Hoch
Director of Student Life,
Delaware County Christian School

Timothy Yoder
Professor of Philosophy and Ethics,
Cairn University

Gene Frost
Head of School,
Wheaton Academy

Chad Dirkse
Chatanooga Christian School

Dan Beerens
Fellow, Center for the Advancement of Christian Education

Tim Van Soelen
Executive Director of CACE & Dean, School of Education, Dordt College

David Urban
Charter Oak Research

D. Bruce Lockerbie
Paideia, Inc.

Martha MacCullough
Professor Emeritus,
Cairn University


Tuesday, June 21
2-6:00pm Registration and Check-in
6-7:00pm Welcome Reception
7:00pm Dinner and Opening Address:
“Leaders are Made, but by Whom?”
Dr. Todd Williams

Multi-track Sessions:
*Choose from 3 different sessions based on your topic of interest: leadership (L), student life (S), or teaching (T).

Wednesday, June 22
8:00am Breakfast and Devotions
9:00am General Session & Keynote 1:
“History & Christian Scholarship”
Dr. Thomas Kidd
10:30am Multi-track Session 1*

(L) “Relationships, Excellence, and Service”
Gene Frost

(T) “Intentionally Discipling in the Classroom”
D. Bruce Lockerbie

(S) “Student Life as Discipleship”
Ron Hoch

Noon Lunch and Keynote 2:
“The Impact of a Christian School Education”
David Sikkink
2:00pm Multi-track Session 2*

(L) “Demonstrating Integration in Leadership”
David Urban

(T) “Philosophy & Theology – Faith & Reason”
Dr. Timothy Yoder

(S) “Imagination in Christian Education”
Dr. Benjamin Harding

5:00pm Travel to Philadelphia for evening sponsored by Joshua Expeditions
Thursday, June 23
8:00am Breakfast and Devotions
9:00am General Session & Keynote 3:
“A Biblical View of Excellence in Education”
Dr. Jonathan Master
10:30am Multi-track Session 3*

(L) “Undivided: An Approach to Biblical Integration that Avoids the False Dichotomy between Discipleship and Excellence”
Dr. Martha MacCullough

(T) “Wonder, Wisdom, Work: Integrated Curriculum”
Dan Beerens

(S) “Diversity and Discipleship”
Joel Gaines

Noon Lunch Session:
“Have Individualism and Relativism Reshaped Our Identity? Re-orienting Identity in Imago Dei and Union with Christ”
Chad Dirkse
3:00pm Conference Closing

Additional Information

On-campus accommodations
We received great feedback from last year’s attendees on the comfort and convenience of the on campus, single room, ensuite accommodations. We also received constructive feedback on the level or amenities that were provided last year. SO, this year the bed linens are softer. The blankets are thicker. The towels are larger!

Other accommodation options 
For those interested in hotel accommodations, the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel is a short drive from the conference. Feel free to check out their website to see if that is more your style.

All meals are included. Let us know of any dietary restrictions when you register online, and we will be sure to attend to your need.

Continuing Education Credits
Once again, Cairn University will offer CEUs through ACSI for those seeking continuing education credit for attending this conference. This year, you can register in advance so that we are better prepared when you arrive at the conference. Just add the CEU option when you order your conference tickets online.

Our Sponsors

National Christian School Association


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For more information, contact Brooke McDowell at

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