2019 NABPR, BHHS, AMGP Meeting Program
First Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC

Annual Meeting

2019 NABPR, BHHS, AMGP Meeting Program

Welcome to Raleigh and the annual meeting of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, meeting this year with the Baptist History and Heritage Society and the Association of Ministry Guidance Professionals.

National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion,
Baptist History and Heritage Society, &
Association of Ministry Guidance Professionals

Campbell University • May 20-22, 2019 • Raleigh, NC

‼︎ All events will occur at the First Baptist Church,
99 North Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27603. ‼︎

Greetings from Campbell University

Welcome to Raleigh and the annual meeting of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, meeting this year with the Baptist History and Heritage Society and the Association of Ministry Guidance Professionals. Campbell University is honored to host your gathering and affirms the important work you do as scholars and teachers. I hope this gathering of colleagues over the next few days enriches your understanding of the Christian faith informed and inspired by its Baptist heritage and strengthens your commitment to a life of intellectual inquiry and engagement. Thank you for your influence on students during the most formative stages of their lives and for serving the colleges and the universities represented at this annual meeting. I hope the conference is beneficial to your personal and professional development and that you enjoy your time here in the vibrant city of Raleigh and the beautiful state of North Carolina.

Brad Creed,
President
Campbell University

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Greetings from the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion

Welcome to the Annual May Meeting of NABPR. Save the date for 2020: Baylor University will host our Annual Meeting on May 18-20. Also, mark your calendar for November 23, 2019. This year’s plenary speaker for our November meeting will be Dr. Charles Kimball. At this year’s meeting, we will consider changing our dues structure for the first time since 1992. Adam D. J. Brett has been leading an ad hoc committee who has been looking into revising and simplifying dues payments. He will give a report at the Annual Business Meeting. Many thanks go to Steve Harmon, our President, Christine Jones, Vice-President, and Glenn Jonas, our on-site coordinator. We are grateful to the First Baptist Church and Campbell University for their support of NABPR and this meeting. I look forward to seeing you in Raleigh.

Daniel Mynatt
Executive Secretary-Treasurer

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Greetings from the Baptist History and Heritage Society

Welcome to the 2019 annual conference of BHHS, held in cooperation with our colleagues of NABPR and AMGP. Since 1969 the Society has sponsored an annual meeting in which we have considered a variety of themes relating to Baptist history, listened to formal paper presentations, and participated in stimulating panel discussions. This fifty-year tradition will continue over the next three days as we hear some of the most insightful persons from both inside and outside our denominational life.

We deeply appreciate the hospitality shown to us by our friends at First Baptist Church, Raleigh, and Campbell University, our official hosts. Special thanks go to: Chris Chapman, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, and Wayne Hager, church administrator, for their splendid cooperation in planning every aspect of this meeting; Brad Creed, president of Campbell University, for agreeing to host the online registration process; and Glenn Jonas, professor of religion, for serving as our local representative.

John Finley Executive Director

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Greetings from the Association of Ministry Guidance Professionals

Welcome to the 2019 annual meeting of AMGP. We express our thanks to our host institutions this year, Campbell University and First Baptist Church of Raleigh, for much hard work to accommodate our organizations for this meeting. The AMGP consists of theological educators who have responsibility for guiding students through supervised field experiences in Christian ministry. We provide a forum for sharing information and establishing professional standards for ministry guidance.

For the first time, the AMGP annual meeting is combined with that of the NABPR and BHHS. Our members will have the opportunity to attend not only AMGP sessions but also NABPR and BHHS sessions. Highlighting the AMGP meeting are two guest lectures by Dr. Matthew Floding, Director of Ministerial Formation and Field Education at Duke Divinity School and the editor of Engage: A Theological Field Education Toolkit and Welcome to Theological Field Education. He has also served as a pastor in Illinois, college chaplain in Iowa, and director of formation for ministry at a seminary of the Reformed Church in America in Michigan.

Bill Carrell
President

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Information

Registration

  • Registration is online at NABPR.orghttps://nabpr.org/meetings/registration/
  • Conference Fee: Before May 1: $95. After May 1: $125
  • All graduate student registration is compliments of NABPR.
  • All events will occur at the First Baptist Church, 99 North Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27603

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Housing

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Meals

  • The registration fee covers the conference meetings, the banquet on Monday, lunch on Tuesday, light breakfast on Tuesday and Wednesday, and coffee breaks.
  • If you wish to bring a guest to Monday’s banquet, the cost is $22.50 per unregistered guest. This option is available through the online registration.

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Parking

  • If you are staying at the Holiday Inn or any other hotel where you can walk to the First Baptist Church, please park there for the entire event.
  • The First Baptist Church will provide 10 spaces. When you come to Registration, you can request a parking pass (first come-first served). Be sure to park in the lot behind the church rather than beside the sanctuary, or your car will be towed.
  • Otherwise, please use one of the pay lots.

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Questions

  • If you have questions or concerns, email Danny Mynatt at dmynatt@umhb.edu. Danny will forward your question to the appropriate person.

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Program for 2019 Annual Meeting

Monday, May 20, 2019

  • 8:00 AM
    • AMGP Board of Directors’ Meeting, Conference Room
    • AMGP New Directors’ Workshop, Room 220
  • 9:00 AM
    • BHHS Board of Directors’ Meeting, Room 108
  • 12:00 NN
    • AMGP Luncheon and Committee Meetings, Conference Room and Room 220
  • 12:00 NN
    • BHHS Board of Directors’ and Editorial Board Luncheon, Room 108
  • 1:00 PM
    • BHHS Editorial Board Meeting, Room 108
  • 2:30 PM
    • AMGP Board of Directors’ Meeting, Conference Room
    • AMGP New Directors’ Workshop, Room 220
  • 3:00–6:00 PM Registration and Check-in, Lewis Lobby
  • 3:30–5:00 PM
    • NABPR Executive Committee meeting, Room 110
  • 6:00 PM
    • Dinner and Entertainment, Fellowship Hall
      • Greetings:
        • Brad Creed, President, Campbell University
        • Christopher Chapman, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Raleigh
      • Entertainment
        • “Freeman and the Captives”
          • (Glenn Jonas, Curtis Freeman, Ed Beddingfield, Daryll Powell, Bill McCraw, John Lehman, Logan Wilkins)

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

  • 8:00 am – 8:30am – Continental Breakfast (Location: Fellowship Hall)

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Tuesday, May 21 – Concurrent Sessions I 8:30 – 10:15

[Select one. All sessions are open to members of NABPR, BHHS, and AMGP.]

  • Old Testament I (NABPR) — Room 220 — Presiding: Kathy Lopez, Campbell University
    • A Prophetic Response to Monotheism: Is YHWH the God of the Nations as Well?
      Anna Sieges Beal, Gardner-Webb University
    • Blending Royal and Divine Identities: The Rhetoric of Merging King and Deity in Ancient Near Easter Art and Psalm 21
      Richard A. Purcell, Emory University
  • New Testament/Christianity in Late Antiquity I (NABPR) — Room: 301/302 — Presiding: Scott Shauf, Gardner-Webb University
    • Siblings, Scribes, and Satan: Rhetorical Composition in Mark 3:20-35 Daniel Glover, Baylor University
    • Passio Marculi and the Construction of Memory and Identity in 4__th and 5__th Century North Africa Kenneth A. Vandergriff, Florida State University
    • Christ Behind Culture Cody Carpenter, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University

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Tuesday, May 22 –Session I 8:30 – 10:15

  • Church History I (NABPR) — Room: 310 — Presiding: Lydia Hoyle, Campbell University
    • You Are Still Eve: The Nature, Purpose, and Role of Women Throughout Christian History Joseph E. Early, Jr., Campbellsville University
    • Footnoting Augustine: The Legacy of De Doctrina Christiana in the Reformation Era
      Emily Buck, Fuller Theological Seminary
    • The Evolution of Holy War Terminology
      Adam Peeler, Emory University
  • Theology I (NABPR) — Room: 311 — Presiding: Amy L. Chilton, Wingate University
    • Theosis as Huiosis: An Afro-Thomistic Contextualization of Deification
      Jackson Adamah, Duke Divinity School
    • The Image of God in Contemporary Theology
      Daniel W. Houck, Southern Methodist University
    • The Possibility of Theology in A Secular Age
      Tracey Mark Stout, Bluefield College
  • Practical Studies I (NABPR) — Room: 322/323 — Presiding: Mandy McMichael, Baylor University
    • Masculinities and Trauma: A Pastoral Analysis in Three Domains
      Matthew S. Beal, Boston University
    • A Hermeneutical Approach to Baptist Spirituality: A Catholic-Baptist-Pentecostal Trialogue on the Question of Experience
      J. August Higgins, Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality, Oblate School of Theology
    • “Pastor, During Those Four Days That Lazarus Lay Dead, Where Was He?”
      Ben D. Craver, Wayland Baptist University
  • Woman’s Missionary Union, the WMU Training School, and the Carver School of Social Work (BHHS) - Room: 227 - Presiding: Paul Richardson, Samford University
    • From Home Missions to Social Activism: A Comparative Study of Southern Methodist and Southern Baptist Women During the Progressive Era Amy Smith, Historian
    • A Year at the Woman’s Missionary Union Training School: Insights from the Diaries of Jewell Legett, Louisville, Ky., 1908–1909 T. Laine Scales, Baylor University
    • The Carver School of Social Work: When the Walls Came Tumbling Down, 1993–1997 Melody Maxwell, Acadia Divinity College
  • Baptist Progressivism in the Early Twentieth Century (BHHS) - Room 110 - Presiding: Pamela R. Durso, Baptist Women in Ministry
    • John E. White: “Social Betterment” or a Precursor to White Nationalism Doug Weaver, Baylor University
    • “A Voice Crying in the Wilderness”: Joseph Martin Dawson’s Fight for Social Justice Bill Pitts, Baylor University

    • Precursors and Personalities in the Civil Rights Movement (BHHS) - Room 108 - Presiding: C. Delane Tew, Samford University
      • Women of Influence: Black Church Trailblazers of Gospel, Dignity, and Integration, 1870–1960 Laura Levens
        Baptist Seminary of Kentucky
    • Two Baptist Senators and Two Differing Viewpoints: Robert C. Byrd, Jennings Randolph, and the 1964 Civil Rights Debate Christopher Price
      Colby Community College
    • “The Combative Spirituality” of Birmingham’s Fred Shuttlesworth Andrew Manis
      Middle Georgia State University

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Tuesday, May 22, Plenary Session I— Room: Sanctuary, 10:30-11:30 - Presiding Steven Harmon, Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity

Two Roads Diverged: The Civil Rights Movement Comes to First Baptist Church Raleigh

Glenn Jonas, Campbell University

  • 11:30 AM–12:00 NN, Room: Fellowship Hall
    • NABPR Annual Business Session
  • 11:30 AM–12:00 NN, Room: Sanctuary
    • BHHS Annual Business Session
      • Presiding: Doug Weaver, Baylor University
  • 11:30 AM–12:30 PM, Room: 220
    • AMGP Annual Business Session
      • Presiding: Bill Carrell, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • 12:00–1:15 PM, Room: Fellowship Hall
    • NABPR and AMGP Luncheon
  • 12:00–1:30 PM, Rooms: 301/302
    • BHHS Awards Luncheon
    • Presiding: Doug Weaver, Baylor University

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Tuesday, May 21 – Concurrent Sessions II 1:30 – 3:15

[Select one. All sessions are open to members of NABPR, BHHS, and AMGP.]

  • Old Testament II (NABPR) — Room: 222 — Presiding: Christine Jones, Carson-Newman University
    • The Achievements of Robert Alter
      Thomas J. Millay, Baylor University
    • The Four Senses of the Text: Gabriel Fackre’s Pastoral Hermeneutic as a Model for Integration of Theological Disciplines in the Interpretation of Scripture
      Barry A. Jones, Campbell University Divinity School
  • Church History II (NABPR) — Room: 310 — Presiding: Carol Crawford Holcomb, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
    • “The World That Now Is and the World That Is to Come”: Hanserd Knollys’ Eschatology
      Bill Pitts, Baylor University
    • George Liele Was the First Baptist Missionary. So What?
      John Inscore Essick, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky
    • The Distinctive Theology of Ministry of Baptist Preaching Giant, John Claypool
      Doug Weaver, Baylor University
  • Theology II (NABPR) — Room: 311 — Presiding: Mark Medley, Baptist Seminary of Kentucky
    • Operant Pneumatologies in Church Decision-Making
      Jon Kara Shields, University of Notre Dame
    • Let’s Get Together: The Intersecting Traditions of Practicing Communities
      Amy L. Chilton, Wingate University and Fuller Theological Seminary
    • “But Did It Happen?”: Understanding Textual Reference in James Wm. McClendon, Jr.’s Thought
      Spencer Boersma, Acadia Divinity College
  • Pedagogy I (NABPR) — Room: 319 — Presiding: Kent Blevins, Gardner-Webb University
    • Privilege, Bias, and the Classroom: A Panel Discussion on (or Resources for a) Critically Reflexive Pedagogy
      • Co-Conveners: Anna Sieges Beal (Gardner-Webb University) Scott Ryan (Baylor University)
      • Panelists:
        • Jerusha Matsen Neal (Duke Divinity School)
        • Caleb O. Oladipo (Campbell University Divinity School) * * Matthew S. Beal (Boston University)
  • Practical Studies II (NABPR) — Room: 322/323 — Presiding: Kathryn House, Boston University
    • Race, Education, and Poverty: Finding Salvation in the Louisiana Delta
      Marc J. Boswell, Together for Hope, Louisiana
    • Responding to the Leadership Shortage in Rural Churches: Some Lessons from History and Cross-Cultural Missions
      Kelly Malone, Southwest Baptist University
  • Latino/a Baptists in the 19th and 20th Centuries (BHHS) - Room: 108 - Presiding: Melody Maxwell, Acadia Divinity College
    • A History of Baptist Mission Work Among Latinos in the United States: 1837–1989 Twyla K. Hernandez, Campbellsville University
    • Teófilo Barocio Ondarza: First Mexican Baptist Pastor in México City, 1888–1912 Rubí Elizabeth Barocio, Castells Convención Nacional Bautista de México
    • Expanding the Fear of the Mongrel: Baptist Missions in Latin America and Transnational Racist Cross-Pollination Joao Chaves, San Antonio, TX
  • Virginia Baptists in the 18th and 19th Centuries (BHHS) - Room: 227 - Presiding: Nathan Taylor, Virginia Baptist Historical Society
    • The Colonial Virginia Pamphlet Dialogue Between the Rev. James Maury and Elder David Thomas Laverne Smith, University of Birmingham
    • Andrew Broaddus and the Evolution of Baptist Hymnody in Virginia, 1790–1840 Paul A. Richardson, Samford University
    • From Richmond to New Orleans: The Life and Ministry of Isaac Taylor Hinton Lloyd A. Harsch, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Baptist Identity and Gender Roles (BHHS) - Room: 110 - Presiding: Carol Ann Vaughn Cross, Samford University
    • “Till Rebellion Be Cast Down”: Baptist Identity and Historical Memory in the Works of Union Chaplain, Frederic Denison Christopher Moore, Catawba Valley Community College
    • The Role, Place, and Purpose of Southern Baptist Women, 1979–1987 Joseph E. Early, Jr. Campbellsville University
    • Personal Histories on the State of Baptists and the LGBTQ Issue Nathan Peace Samford University
  • Guest Lecture I (AMGP) - Room: 220 - Presiding: Bill Carrell, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Theological Reflection for Integration Matthew Floding, Duke Divinity School

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Tuesday, May 21 – Plenary II 3:30 – 5:00

  • Plenary — Session II — Room: Sanctuary - Presiding: Pamela R. Durso, Baptist Women in Ministry
    • Baptists and Public Policy
      Amanda Tyler, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
  • Plenary — Session II — Room: 220 - Presiding: Bill Carrell, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
    • Pastoral Imagination and Leadership Formation
      Matthew Floding, Duke Divinity School

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Tuesday Evening, May 21 – Dinner & Free Time on your own

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Wednesday, May 22 - Breakfasts

  • 7:30 – 8:30
    • Fellowship of Baptist Historians Breakfast, Room: Fellowship Hall
    • Presiding: Melody Maxwell, Acadia Divinity College
    • Hopeful Apocalypse: Charting a Baptist Future One More Time Bill J. Leonard Wake Forest University
  • 8:00 AM–8:30 AM
    • NABPR and AMGP Continental Breakfast, Rooms: 301/302

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Wednesday, May 22 – Concurrent Sessions III 8:30 – 10:15

[Select one. All sessions are open to members of NABPR, BHHS, and AMGP.]

  • Church History III (NABPR) — Room: 222 — Presiding: Melody Maxwell, Acadia Divinity College
    • The Importance of Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery for Baptists
      Adam DJ Brett, Syracuse University
    • Slavery, Racism, and Theological Higher Education: A Response to Southern Seminary’s Report on Slavery and Racism
      Andrew Gardner, Florida State University
  • Theology III (NABPR) — Room: 310 — Presiding: Adam English, Campbell University
    • To Sing against Singing: Roland Hayes’ Music and the Christ of his Spirituals
      Thomas Breedlove, Baylor University
    • Palliative and Apocalyptic Monuments: Theologically Assessing Confederate Statues
      Ryan Andrew Newson, Campbell University
  • Pedagogy II (NABPR) —  Rooms: 301/302 — Presiding: Tim Crawford, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
    • Teaching Christian History with The Wesley Bros Online Comics: Pedagogical Reflections
      Scott C. Ryan, Baylor University
    • Experiential Learning and the Short-term Mission Trip: Moving from Experience to Transformation
      Dennis J. Horton, Baylor University
  • Practical Studies III (NABPR)  — Room: 311 — Presiding: Ken Gore, Dallas Baptist University

    • Silence, Tears, Ordination and Resistance: Historical, Theological and Pedagogical Perspectives on Women and the Church
      • The Silencing of Women in the Church: History, Problems, and Pedagogy
        Jennifer A. Garcia Bashaw, Campbell University
      • The Humble Foolishness of God: Margery Kempe’s Tears
        Kate Hanch, Garrett Evangelical Seminary/Northwestern University
      • Silence, Speech, Shame, and Distortions: What Truths Are We Willing to Hear About Baptists and Sex?
        Kathryn House, Boston University
      • State of Clergywomen in the U.S.: A Statistical Update
        Eileen Campbell-Reed, Central Baptist Theological Seminary
  • European Baptists in the 19th Century (BHHS) - Room 220 - Presiding: Joseph E. Early Jr., Campbellsville University
    • Ruptured Relationships and Reconciliation: Johann Gerhard Oncken and Julius Köbner Lloyd A. Harsch, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
    • Data Science as Theological Ressourcement: A Case Study in the Sermons of C.H. Spurgeon James Patrick, Phillips East Carolina University
  • Baptists Engaging the Frontier (BHHS) - Room: Fellowship Hall - Presiding: Gary Burton, Pintlala Baptist Church, Hope Hull, Ala.
    • Imaginary Indians: Baptist Laypeople and Indian Reform Daniel Williams, Mercer University
    • A Man of Many Frontiers: The True Story of the Lives and Legends of Green Clay Smith Bruce Gourley Historian
    • Go West Young Man: Edwin Charles Dargan’s Abbreviated Mission to the Baptists of California, 1887–1888 John M. Finley, Baptist History and Heritage Society

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Wednesday morning, May 22 – Plenary Session III 10:30-12:00, Room: Sanctuary

Panel: Discussion of Mikeal C. Parsons, Crawford Howell Toy: From the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to Harvard University (Perspectives on Baptist Identities, no. 2; Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2019)

  • Presiding: Mandy McMichael
  • Panelists:
    • Bill Leonard, Wake Forest University School of Divinity
    • Carol Vaughn Cross, Samford University
      Glenn Jonas, Campbell University
  • Response:
    • Mikeal C. Parsons, Baylor University

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Downloads

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Save the Date

Save the Date! The 2020 Annual  Meeting of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion will take place May 18-20, 2020  
Baylor University Waco, TX

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