Do you want your professional development to include being a Christian scholar?

Join the Society of Christian Scholars and be equipped to fulfill your calling.

The Society of Christian Scholars equips Christian academics to have a missional and redemptive influence for Christ among their students, colleagues, institutions, and academic disciplines.

Welcome from the Executive Chair

Welcome to the Society of Christian Scholars—a global community of, by and for missional Christian scholars! As a Christian scholar God is calling you to have a redemptive influence in higher education. You will flourish and fulfill this calling only in community with others whom God has also called to be salt and light in global higher education. We pray the Society of Christian Scholars will provide this community for you by helping you connect with colleagues, mentors, and resources necessary for you to be “the sweet fragrance of the knowledge of Him” (2 Corinthians 2:14) in academe.

Soli Deo gloria,

Prof. Osam Edim Temple (Nigeria)

The Society of Christian Scholars equips you to:
  • Grow in Christlikeness through spiritual formation in the academic setting
  • Exhibit excellence in research, pedagogy, and administration
  • Think Christianly about all research issues and agendas
  • Adapt successfully to the uniqueness of one’s ethnic and institutional culture
  • Communicate the gospel effectively and help others grow in their faith
  • Collaborate with other Christian scholars locally and globally

By God’s grace, this results in human flourishing and the common good.

“Contemporary Christian scholarship will not realize its potential unless it can establish a strong institutional base. Isolated individuals in university culture can make impressive efforts here and there, but unless their voices are united, they will be lost in the general cacophony of the contemporary academy.”

~George Marsden, The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship, 101


The Society of Christian Scholars is designed for those in tertiary institutions (“higher education” in some nations) that enroll both Christians and non-Christians (open-enrollment) because conversations occurring among Christian scholars in open-enrollment institutions differ from those serving in faith-based institutions. For instance, in faith-based institutions, truths of the Christian worldview are assumed and form the basis for research and conversation. In contrast, the vast majority of open-enrollment institutions embrace a plurality of worldviews, resulting in different conversations and research projects. It is in this pluralistic context that the Society of Christian Scholars is called to promote the Christian worldview.

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