Volume 8 2014-2016

Baptist Affiliation

William Loyd Allen Lecture, Baptist Heritage Lecture Series March 3, 2015 In 2006, the Georgia Baptist Convention severed its ties with Mercer University, ending a 170-year-old relationship between the two. When the news broke, a student in one of my classes asked: “Dr. Allen, what happens now that Mercer is no longer a Baptist school?” […]

Published Works By Faculty and Staff (2015-2016)

During the past two years, members of Campbellsville University’s faculty have authored and co-authored many published books, articles, stories, and reviews. A listing of these publications follows. Lisa Allen Creating culturally relevant teachers: Influences from a Mayan primary school in Belize. The Online Journal of Counseling and Education 4, no. 6 (2015): 90-110. Special educator […]


Abstract Claudiane Florencio Soares de Barros, M.A. Campbellsville University Chairperson: Dr. M. Wesley Roberts The purpose of this study has been to create a reference source of information regarding the hymn tunes of Ralph Manuel (b. 1951) for practical and scholarly use. Manuel served as a music missionary in northeastern Brazil for twenty-four years and […]

Traumatic States: Gendered Violence, Suffering, and Care in Chile.

By Nia Parson. (Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2013. 248 pp., $24.95 List; $9.99 eBook) Book Review by Kimberly Mathis Pitts In Traumatic States: Gendered Violence, Suffering, and Care in Chile, anthropologist Nia Parson examines the role of the state in the quotidian violence of a post-Pinochet Chile through the life histories of three women […]

“World of Tomorrow”

Dir. by Don Herdzfeld. Bitter Film Production, 2015. 17 mins. (http://www.bitterfilms.com/) Film Review by Jason Lyle Garrett “It was here, on the moon, that I fell in love with a rock,” says the time-traveling grandmother, or rather granddaughter (in clone terms that is) of little Emily, the child protagonist of “World of Tomorrow”, a film […]

On the Responsibilities of Christian Citizenship

Shawn H. Williams Address, Convocation Service Ransdell Chapel, Campbellsville University April 14, 2016 First of all, I want to thank you for the invitation to speak at the Chapel Service here at Campbellsville University; although, to be honest, I am not completely sure why I was asked. If it wasn’t bad enough that you asked […]

Unity in Purpose, in Commitment, in Action

Dr. John Chowning A Devotional Thirty-third Annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Service Campbellsville University May 4, 2016 Scripture: Psalm 133:1-3  “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar […]

“When the Lights Go on Again All Over the World”

E. Bruce Heilman Commencement Address Campbellsville University 9 May 2015 A man stood at the pearly gates, His face was scarred and old He stood before the gate of fate For admission to the fold. “What have you done,” Saint Peter asked, “To gain admission here?” I’ve been a college president, sir, For many and […]

Cuba 1995: A Chronicled Remembrance

Robert L. Doty This essay will examine the Cuban experience from three perspectives. First, it considers a mission visit to Christian friends primarily in the Havana area, considering the vitality of the Christian community there. Second, it examines some aspects of the historical and cultural heritage of Cuba through landmarks, some personalities, and cultural traditions […]