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Announcing NABPR Forum

Good Afternoon NABPR:

As you are probably aware, we will vote on a Constitutional amendment at our Annual Meeting in May. The amendment pertains to public statements made on behalf of the NABPR.

Adam has set up a discussion forum on this topic. You can read the amendment, ask questions, or make comments.

In order to participate, please register at https://meta.nabpr.org. Once we ensure that the person signing-up is a member of NABPR, Adam will enable the account.

There are two screenshots below to assist. The first shows you where the Register button is, and the second shows you where the Constitutional amendment thread is located.

If you have questions, please let me know:

Danny Mynatt
Executive Secretary

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NABPR 2018 Meeting at Gardner-Webb Program

The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR)

Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC

May 21-23, 2018


Greetings from the Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Welcome to the Annual May Meeting of NABPR.

Save the date for 2019:  Campbell University School of Law has committed to host our meeting on May 20 – 22, 2019.  The 2019 meeting will be a joint meeting with the Baptist History and Heritage Society.

The November meeting in Boston was successful.  Mark your calendar for November 17.  Dr. Nancy Ammerman did a wonderful job as our plenary speaker.  We plan to keep the Saturday morning tradition alive in Denver.

Many thanks go to Doug Weaver, our President, and the Gardner-Webb University faculty and staff who have worked hard to bring about another successful meeting.  The online registration and payment portal made the logistics much easier.

I look forward to seeing you in Boiling Springs.

Daniel Mynatt
Executive Secretary-Treasurer

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2018 NABPR Membership Dues Renewal

Dear NABPR member,

It’s that time of year – Your annual membership renewal in NABPR is now due.

This year, we wanted to speak to you as the entire Executive Committee.

Although individual memberships increased in 2017, for the past decade, we have been experiencing a slow downward trend. We are writing you today in an effort to emphasize the importance of NABPR and your membership. NABPR is the only professional organization for Baptist professors, and we always appreciate your support.

Your dues support these NABPR initiatives:

  • Cultivation of the next generation of Baptist professors through our Dissertation Scholarship Program
  • The November Meeting with AAR/SBL, which features an invited plenary speaker
  • The Annual Meeting in May
  • Graduate student stipends for students presenting at the Annual Meeting
  • In addition, your membership provides you a subscription to the NABPR journal, Perspectives in Religious Studies, and the Monograph Series, Perspectives on Baptist Identities.

As you begin the new year, we ask you to consider your support of NABPR. It is our belief that NABPR has a lot to offer to scholars both young and old. We ask you to renew your membership this year, and annually every year.

A 2018 membership form is attached but keep in mind that you can now pay dues through NABPR.org.

Thank you,

Executive Committee
National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion

  • Doug Weaver, President
  • Steve Harmon, Vice President
  • Helen Lee Turner, Southeast Region Representative
  • Philip Thompson, Region at Large Representative
  • Scott Nash, Senior Editor
  • Alicia Myers, Monograph Series Co-Editor
  • Adam English, Monograph Series Co-Editor
  • Mike Parsons, PRS Editor
  • Larry McGraw, Southwest Region Representative
  • Adam DJ Brett, Assistant Secretary Treasurer
  • Daniel Mynatt, Executive Secretary Treasurer

Program for the 2017 Annual Meeting of NABPR at AAR/SBL in Boston

National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion

2017 Annual Meeting
at AAR/SBL in Boston, Massachussets

18 November 2017, 9:00-11:30 AM
Westin Copley Place—Essex North (Third Level)

  • 9:00 Gathering for Coffee and Conversation
  • 9:30 Greetings and Program Overview Steve Harmon, Gardner-Webb University NABPR Vice President
  • 9:35 Introduction of President’s Address
  • 9:40 President’s Address Doug Weaver, Baylor University and NABPR President

Baptists and the Interplay of Word/Spirit/Experience
By Doug Weaver

  • 10:05 Responses from the Association Moderated by Steve Harmon
  • 10:20 Introduction of Keynote Address Rady Roldan-Figueroa, Boston University
  • 10:25 Keynote Address Nancy Ammerman, Boston University
    • Dr. Ammerman is  Professor of Sociology of Religion, Sociology Department and School of Theology; Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Social Sciences.

Being Baptist in this Moment
By Nancy Ammerman

 

  • 11:00 Responses from the Association Moderated by Rady Roldan-Figueroa
  • 11:15 Fall Business Meeting Danny Mynatt, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and NABPR Executive Secretary-Treasurer
    • Introduction of the Nominating Committee Steve Harmon
      • Bill Pitts, Baylor University (chair)
      • Mel Hawkins, Carson-Newman University
      • Meredith Stone, Hardin-Simmons University
      • Election of the Dissertation Scholarship Committee
    • Update on Change to the NABPR Constitution Danny Mynatt
    • Update on NABPR Social Media Adam DJ Brett
  • 11:25 Invitation to the National Meeting Steve Harmon

May 21-23, 2018, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC

  • 11:30 Adjournment Steve Harmon

Announcing Dissertation Scholarship Awardee: João Chaves

Congratulations to NABPR Dissertation Scholarship Awardee: João Chaves! Best wishes to him on the journey of dissertation.

About João Chaves.

João Chaves is a PhD candidate in the Religion Department of Baylor University, where he also did an outside minor in sociology; he holds degree in theology, biblical and theological studies, and cross-cultural studies. Joao published several peer reviewed articles and book chapters on history of Christianity, theology, and education, and he is the author of Evangelicals and Liberation Revisited: An Inquiry Into the Possibility of an Evangelical-Liberationist Theology (Wipf & Stock, 2013). Joao’s dissertation focuses on the development of religious identity and practice across transnational contexts. More specifically, João is writing on how the work of the Foreign Mission Board in Brazil—which was heavily  informed by the Jim Crow imagination of Southern Baptist missionaries—was disseminated effectively through missionary control of denominational institutions of cultural production (e.g. seminaries, publication houses, and denominational periodicals) and is now being re-imagined in Brazilian Baptist churches in the United States, which are being challenged to re-negotiate aspects of their religious ideologies in the context of the ethnic communities of the new immigration. João lives in San Antonio with his wife, Paula, and his “little Americans,” Jonathan and Rebecca. He is a lecturer at the Baptist University of the Américas.

About the Scholarship

The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (NABPR) offers one dissertation scholarship a year to ABD scholars who carry out research on topics broadly related to Baptist Identity. The dissertation scholarship is designed to cultivate conversations about what it means to be a Baptist teach and scholar with relationship to the church and the academy. NABPR is commited to contributing to the formation of students in the Baptist tradition and supporting the important research by Baptist Ph.D. Students. To learn more see: Dissertation Scholarship.