Faculty Updates Spring 2003

Faculty Updates

Robert Ellis taught a Winter Bible Study on 1 and 2 Samuel at First Baptist Church, Abilene in February and March.  He continues to serve as the Book Review Editor for the journal Review & Expositor and one of Logsdon’s representatives on the Theological Education Committee of the BGCT.  In 2003 he serves as Vice-Chairman of the Deacons at First Baptist Church, Abilene.

Travis Frampton attended the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature held in Toronto in November.  He is currently writing his dissertation, “Spinoza, Heterodoxy, and the Rise of the Historical Critical Method.”

Jim Heflin has done supply preaching in area churches, such as at First Baptist Church in Cisco.  He taught a Winter Bible Study on 1 Corinthians at First Baptist Church, Rotan January 19-22.  He is now serving as Interim Pastor at East Side Baptist Church in Haskell, Texas.

Randall Maurer taught an internet teleconferencing course for Corpus Christi and Logsdon this semester.  His course was, “Ministry in Personal Crisis.”  He conducted a leadership conference on February 17 for the Erath Baptist Association.  The conference was hosted by Community Baptist Church in Dublin.

Larry McGraw continues the on-air program “The Wake-up Call” on KAGT-FM (90.5) Monday through Friday 7-9am and as public address announcer at home football and basketball games at HSU.  He led Winter Bible Studies on 1 Corinthians at Parkview Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma in January and at Calvary Baptist Church in Brownwood, Texas in February.

Susan M. Pigott presented a paper called “David, the Dancing Girls, and Michal’s Disgust:  A pas de trios in the Dance of Davidic Kingship” at the regional Society of Biblical Literature Meeting in March.  Her article on women in 1 and 2 Samuel was recently published in Review & Expositor.

Ronnie Prevost has a summer sabbatical during which he will be working with and training leadership for Baptist churches in St. Vincent.  He continues to serve as a trustee of the Moscow Theological Seminary and will have traveled this May to Moscow, Russia for a meeting of the board.  He is completing his writing of the teacher’s guide for several lessons of the “Baptist Way” Bible study curriculum published by the BGCT.

Ron Smith had a 1966 article on Christian Environmentalism reprinted in the September-October issue of The Galilean, a journal serving Christians and churches in India.  In November, he attended the national meetings of the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion in Toronto, Canada during which he chaired a session of the SBL Working Group on Character Ethics and Biblical Interpretation.  In February, he did a five week, Sunday evening lecture series titled “Understanding Islam:  A Christian Perspective” sponsored by the First Christian Church of Abilene, Texas.  He has been awarded a sabbatical leave for the summer of 2003 to pursue an Asian religions project in Hawaii.

Bill Tillman delivered the 10:00 am commencement address, “A Call to Courage,” for the HSU December commencement.  He led a winter Bible study in Schulen-burg, Texas, January 31-February 1.  He is listed in the 2003 Marquis Who’s Who in America list.  He taught a MDiv. teleconference course on the main campus and to Corpus Christi, “Spiritual Formation”  and a pilot course,  “Environmental Ethics,” with the chair of the HSU biology department.  He has done editorial review for the Teaching Guide and Study Guide for Amos, Hosea, and Micah for the Bible Study for Texas curriculum series.  He has supply preached in area churches.  He coordinationed the T. B. Maston Christian Ethics lectures which occured on April 7-8 at Logsdon.  He will make a presentation at the annual meeting of the Baptist History and Heritage Society in Belton, Texas, “Barnette and Maston—We Need Them More Than Ever.”

Don Williford had  prepared to take students on a Foreign Study trip to Greece and Turkey.  These plans changed due to the war in Iraq.  The trip planning process revealed a lack of up to date source material on numerous sites the group would have visited.  Further  research on the sites will be used in writing a syllabus/text for the course in future years.  He was also promoted to the rank of Professor during the Spring Trustees Meeting.

The Window Library

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The Window - Fall 2011
T.B. Maston - His Life and Thought
Manuscripts from the 2011 T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics
with Dr. William M. Pinson, Jr.

The Window - Spring 2011
Narrative and Character Formation
Manuscripts from the 2010 T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics
with Dr. Joel Gregory

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