Frank and Pauline Patterson Spring Colloquy – Register Now

A Peacemaking Harvest will be the topic for the 2017 Frank and Pauline Patterson Spring Colloquy. The colloquy will feature three plenary speakers who will address the topic of peacemaking in terms of Biblical Faith, Baptist Life and in the Courts of Justice.

May 22-23, 2017

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Monday, 22 May 2017

1:30 – 1:45
Welcome and Opening Worship
1:45 – 2:45
Colloquy Session One: “A Peacemaking Harvest…In Biblical Faith” – Dr. Myles Werntz
2:45 – 3:00
Coffee Break
3:00 – 3:30
Q & A with Dr. Werntz

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

9:45 – 10:00
Morning Worship
10:00 – 10:45
Colloquy Session Two: “A Peacemaking Harvest…In Baptist Life” – Dr. Karen Bullock
10:45 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30
Q&A with Dr. Bullock
11:30 – 12:00
Presentation: Training Leaders…Transforming Lives Capital Campaign
12:00 – 2:00
Lunch Break (Faculty and Doctoral Students Working Lunch Meetings)
2:00 – 2:15
Afternoon Worship
2:15 – 3:15
Session Three: “A Peacemaking Harvest…In Courts of Justice” – Mr. Jeff Whitfield, Esq.
3:15 – 3:30
Coffee Break
3:30 – 4:00
Q & A with Mr. Whitfield


Dr. Myles Werntz

T.B. Maston Chair of Christian Ethics at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary

Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology, Logsdon School of Theology

Peacemaking… in Biblical Faith

Dr. Werntz joined the Logsdon faculty in 2016, and teaches in Christian ethics and theology. He received his B.A. from Ouachita Baptist University, the M.Div. from Truett Theological Seminary, and the Ph.D. in Religion from Baylor University. Previously, he taught at Palm Beach Atlantic University’s School of Ministry, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and in the Department of Religion at Baylor University. He has contributed articles and book chapters to numerous journals and periodicals and is the author and editor of five books on such diverse topics as Christian pacifism, ecclesiology, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and church-state relations.

In addition to his work at Logsdon, Dr. Werntz is a regular contributor to The Baptist Standard and teaches Sunday School at First Baptist Church, Abilene, TX, where he attends with his wife Sarah and son Eliot.

Dr. Karen Bullock

Fellow and Director of the Ph.D. Program and Professor of Christian Heritage at B. H. Carroll Theological Institute

Co-Director of Baptist Center for Global Concerns

Vice Chair of the Baptist World Alliance Heritage and Identity Commission

Peacemaking… in Baptist Life

Dr. Karen Bullock came to Carroll Institute in 2007 when she was elected by the Board of Governors as a Fellow in the Faith and Heritage Cluster and Professor of Christian Heritage. She was also named as the Director of the Ph.D. program. She holds the Ph.D. and M.Div.BL degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, with a double major in Church History and Missions and a minor in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology. Dr. Bullock feels most at home in the classroom, having taught for more than 35 years. Dr. Bullock served for ten years on the Theology faculty at Southwestern teaching Church History and directing the Ph.D. program as Associate Dean. She went to Dallas Baptist University in 2004 where she taught Christian History and directed the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies program. She has been guest professor at the Uganda Baptist Seminary and the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary as well as professor for the Oxford Study Program for several years.

Fascinated about all areas of history, Dr. Bullock is especially passionate about missions, the persecuted church, Baptist heritage, and justice. In addition to serving as Vice Chair of the Baptist World Alliance Heritage and Identity Commission, she has also served as Chair of the BWA Commission on Religious Freedom. Some of Dr. Bullock’s other professional activities include serving as a member of the American Society of Church History, the Texas State Historical Association, the Southern Baptist Historical Society and the Texas Baptist Historical Society. She is sought after as a public speaker and is author of numerous books, chapters in books, articles, and documentaries. She is also the historian and archivist for Buckner Baptist Benevolences.

Dr. Bullock and her husband John have two adult children, Joshua and Bethany, and six grandchildren.

Mr. Jeff Whitfield, Esq.

Attorney at Law and Partner at Kelly Hart & Hallman

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Peacemaking… in Courts of Justice

Jeff Whitfield represents businesses and individuals facing a wide variety of legal and policy challenges, including international law issues, statutory construction, and questions of constitutionality. Prior to entering the legal profession, Jeff entered the United States Air Force Academy and received his B.S. degree where he was awarded the honors of Distinguished Graduate, Outstanding Graduate in Legal Studies, and Outstanding Cadet in Military Arts and Sciences. He attained the rank of Captain while serving as an active duty Air Force Officer. Mr. Whitfield received his M.A. and M.Phil. from the University of Bradford, England, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and Rotary World Peace Fellow. He graduated in 2007 from The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors. He was a staff member of the Texas International Law Journal and served as director of Texas Law Fellowships.

Jeff worked his way through law school as legislative aide to Texas State Senator John Whitmire. Following law school, Jeff served with the team prosecuting war criminals at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia located in The Hague, Netherlands. He then served as law clerk to Judge Rhesa H. Barksdale on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals before entering law practice as an attorney. Jeff and his wife Shelly have a son Knox.

The colloquy sessions are open to the public and will be held at:

The Carroll Center
6500 N. Belt Line Rd.
Irving, TX 75063

The cost of the Colloquy for guests is $40. (No cost for Doctoral Students and Supervisors.)

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We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to hear and dialog with the guest speakers on such a stimulating topic that is so relevant to current times.

Published: May 11, 2017


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