Crossing the Lines: Interdisciplinary, Christian Conversations about Difference

Crossing the Lines: Interdisciplinary, Christian Conversations about Difference

Crossing the Lines Conference: Interdisciplinary, Christian Conversations about Difference
October 22-24, 2019

Point Loma Nazarene University, Location (Google maps). Campus Map.
Registration: https://commerce.cashnet.com/wesleyan

The purpose of this conference is to nurture a Christian conversation about the social and other differences that divide people and about the church’s calling in the face of those differences. To that end we invite proposals for papers and panels that bring the resources of the Christian tradition to bear on topics related to the conference theme, including (but not limited to):

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Immigration
  • Disability

We welcome proposals for presentations of all types, including theoretical analyses and practice-based workshops aimed at helping congregations come to terms with the church’s call. Proposals are encouraged from every academic area, including the arts.

Send proposals to: spowell@pointloma.edu

Confirmed speakers:

  • Lisa Sharon Harper, founder and president of FreedomRoad.us, author of The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong can be Made Right and Left, Right & Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics.
  • M. Daniel Carroll, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, author of Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible.
  • Thomas E. Reynolds, Vice-Principal and Associate Professor of Theology at Emmanuel College of Victoria University, author of Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality.
  • Jennifer Givhan, poet and novelist, author of Protection Spell (2017) and Lifeline (2017).

Hotel accommodations: We have made arrangements with two hotels. It is important to book rooms by September 20; availability after that date is likely but cannot be guaranteed. When booking rooms at these hotels, be sure to use the links below or indicate that you are attending the "Crossing the Lines" conference. We will provide a shuttle between PLNU and these conference hotels. 
The Bay Club (2131 Shelter Island Dr. San Diego, CA 92106)

  • Rate: 149.00 per night per room plus tax
  • Single and double rooms are available
  • There is no fee for parking and no resort fee. This rate is valid From Sunday, Oct 20 through Thursday, Oct. 24. The rate for Friday and Saturday (October 25-26) is 159.00 per night plus taxes.
  • To book use the following link: https://reservations.travelclick.com/102751?groupID=2613676

Humphrey's by the Bay (2303 Shelter Island Dr. San Diego, CA 92106)

  • Rate: 172.00 per night plus tax
  • Other fees: 10.00 per night parking; 11.95 per night resort fee
  • Single and double rooms are available
  • To book use the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y2yv3hap

Parking: Parking on the PLNU campus is extremely limited.

  • Parking is available at All Souls' Episcopal Church (1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego, 92107) and at PLNU's Liberty Station campus (Liberty Station Conference Center, 2600 Laning Road, San Diego, CA 92106).
  • A shuttle will be available between PLNU and these two parking sites.

A note about Meals: Unfortunately, there are few meal options within walking distance of Point Loma Nazarene University, so the conference registration includes lunches and dinners on Tuesday and Wednesday. Attendees may also purchase breakfasts on campus as well as lunch on Thursday. Please note upon registration if you have food allergies and or dietary restrictions. 

Accommodations: We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Please note upon registration if you may require an accommodation.