CACE Spring Conference

2008 Spring ConferenceThy Kingdom Come: Christian Moral Engagement in the World

Sponsored by the Center for Applied Christian Ethics

Dr. Jim Skillen - “Public Service, Rightly Understood, is Kingdom Service.” mp3
Dr. Skillen's article featured in March eJournal.

The Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake "Reflections on Public Service and Private Life" mp3
Dr. Flake's interview featured in February eJournal.

Dr. Joseph Bottum - “The Political Disaster of the Protestant Mainline.” mp3
Dr. Bottum's article featured in February eJournal.

Panel Discussion “Christian Politics and Public Life: Retrospectus and Prospectus.”
Part 1 and Part 2 with Q & A mp3
Featuring conference speakers Skillen, Bottum, Flake and Long.

Dr. D. Stephen Long - “Political Questions Christians Must Ask.” mp3
What Makes Theology Political? Article by Dr. D. Stephen Long.

Speakers and Bios

James SkillenDr. James Skillen is the President of the Center for Public Justice, a Christian civic education and public policy research think tank. Dr. Skillen is a Wheaton alum and has pursued further studies at Westminster Theological Seminary, the Free University of Amsterdam, and Duke University where he received his PhD. He has authored many books and articles the most recent being With or Against the World: America's Role Among the Nations (2005). Dr. Skillen and his wife have two grown children.


Floyd FlakeThe Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake is a senior pastor of Great Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, Queens, and President of Wilberforce University of Ohio. He received his D.Min from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. and has done further studies at Payne Theological Seminary and Northeastern University. He has served at Lincoln University(PA) as the Associate Dean of Students, Marketing Analyst for the Xerox Corporation, and later at Boston University as the Director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Interim Dean of Chapel, and Dean of Students. A Former U.S. Congressman, he was active in working to revitalize urban commercial and residential communities. He is a member of several educational and economic boards including the Manhattan Institute for Social and Economic Policy and the Advisory Board of the Brookings Institute Center on Urban Metropolitan Policy. In addition, He has authored three books and is a former columnist for the New York Post. He is married to Elaine and they are the parents of four children.

Joseph BottumDr. Joseph Bottum is the Editor of First Things, a monthly journal which seeks to "advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society." Before First Things, he was the Books & Arts Editor at The Weekly Standard. A native of South Dakota, he is a graduate of Georgetown University, with a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston College. His essays, reviews, and poetry have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic Monthly, Nineteenth-Century Literature, First Things, Commentary, National Review, Philosophy & Literature, and elsewhere.

Stephen LongDr. D. Stephen Long is Professor of Systematic Theology at Marquette University. An ordained United Methodist minister, he has served both in North Carolina and Honduras and received his PhD from Duke University. He teaches and researches in areas of systematic theology, theological politics, and moral theology. He has written numerous books including forthcoming Speaking of God: Theology, Truth and Language (Eerdmann, 2008). He and his wife Ricka have three children.


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