2011 BH&HS Annual Conference


Dallas Baptist University
Dallas, Texas
May 19-21, 2011

The 2011 annual BH&HS Conference explored the theme of “Baptists and Education.” Sessions were held in the Dallas Baptist University’s Pilgrim Chapel.

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Featured Speakers

Loyd Allen (Mercer University)
Bill Bellinger (Baylor University)
Brad Creed (Samford University)
Sherilyn Emberton (East Texas Baptist University)
Fitzgerald Hill (Arkansas Baptist College)
Sheila Klopfer (Georgetown College)
Gail Linam (Dallas Baptist University)
John Ragosta (University of Virginia)
Stephen Stookey (Dallas Baptist University)
Mark Tew (Howard Payne University)

Program Information

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

Thursday Evening:
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:
8:30 – 10:00 AM – Reports and Business Session

Friday Morning Breakout Sessions:

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 Reform of American Higher Education”
Jennifer Hawks – “Charles and Adelia Hillman and MS College”

Breakout Session 2 – 11:15-12:15
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:
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:

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