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"Baptists and Education"
BH&HS Annual 2011 Conference
May 19-21       Dallas, Texas
Dallas Baptist University

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Auxiliary Meeting, Thursday Afternoon (May 19)
4:00 PM – Fellowship of Baptist Historians Meeting
5:00 PM – Fellowship of Baptist Historians Dinner

Thursday Evening (May 19)
6:30 PM – Welcome, Introductions and Greetings
7:00 PM – John Ragosta, “Why We Teach: Baptists and the American Revolution”
8:00 PM – Refreshments

Friday Morning General Session (May 20)
8:30 – 10:00 AM – Reports and Business Session

Friday Morning Breakout Sessions (May 20)

Session 1 – 10:00-11:00
A. Baptist Education Overseas
Carol Woodfin – “The Dreams and Dilemmas of International Education: The European Baptist Seminary”
June Rose Garrott – National Baptist Leadership in Education
B. Baptist Education and Gender
Andrew Smith – “Not Only For the Preachers: Comparing Women’s and Men’s Theological Education among Southern Baptists during the Seventy-Five Million Campaign”
David Moon, Jr – “”Southern Baptists, Southern Men, and the Manual Labor School: Exploring Evangelical Efforts to Interpret and Redefine Masculinity in the Nineteenth-Century South”
C. Building Baptist Colleges
Brad Creed – “Frances Wayland and the Creation of the Modern American University”
Jennifer Hawks – Charles and Adelia Hillman and MS College

11:00 - 11:30 Refreshments

Breakout Session 2 – 11:30-12:30
D. Teaching As Ministry
Mark Gaskins – “Teaching Ministry of B. Donald Keyser: An Extended Sacrifice to the Cause of Christian Higher Education and the the Church Itself”
Arlin C. Migliazzo – “The Education of Henrietta Mears: A Fundamentalist in Transition”
E. Twentieth-Century Baptist Education Leadership
Donald Looser – “An Act of Providence: Houston Baptist University 1960-2010″
Adam Bond – “Samuel DeWitt Proctor’s Vision: Education and Preaching for Genuine Community
F. Education as Social Action
Loretta Rivers – ” Baptist Centers: Influences and Education”
Sally Hannah – “Educating Southwest Virginia’s Children: A Baptist Mission Field”

12: 30 PM – Awards Luncheon

Friday Evening (May 21)
7:00 PM – Welcome and Introductions
7:30 PM – Stephen Stookey will address the challenges of educating the 21st century public to historical Baptist principles of religious liberty and separation of church and state.
8:30 PM – Refreshments

Saturday Morning (May 21)

9:00 AM -Welcome and Introductions
9:15 AM – Panel Discussion – “What is a Baptist University?” Part One: Mission

Bill Bellinger, Chair, Department of Religion, Baylor University
Sherilyn Emberton, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, East Texas Baptist University
Fitzgerald Hill, President, Arkansas Baptist College
Sheila Klopfer, Assistant Professor of Religion, Georgetown College

10:00 AM – Audience Participation
10:25 AM – Annual Meeting Evaluation Forms

10:30 AM – Refreshment Break

11:00 AM – Panel Discussion – “What is a Baptist University?” Part Two: Practice

Loyd Allen, Professor of Church History and Spiritual Formation, Mercer University
Brad Creed, Provost and Executive Vice-President, Samford University
Gail Linam, Provost, Dallas Baptist University
Mark Tew, Provost, Howard Payne

11:45 AM – Audience Participation
12:15 PM – Adjourment




Bruce T. Gourley, Executive Director

Jackie Riley, Office Manager
Mike Williams, President
Delane Tew, Vice-President
Jimmy Byrd, Secretary

Doug Weaver, editor, BH&H Journal




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BH&HS, 151 Broadleaf Drive, Macon, GA 31210
406-599-1754 (Bruce) or 406-600-7433 (Jackie)