JULY 1, 2003 TO JUNE 30, 2004





I.                   Publications, Performances, Exhibits



Amos, Katherine E.


How Artists Imagine Pentecost – published in The Living Pulpit, Volume 13, No. 2, April-June 2004


Braxton, Brad R.


Book Review: Vincent L. Wimbush, The Bible and African Americans: A Brief History.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003, Homiletic XXVIII (Winter 2003): 31-33.


“The Role of Ethnicity in the Social Location of 1 Corinthians 7:17-24,” in Yet With a Steady Beat: Contemporary U. S. Afrocentric Biblical Interpretation, ed. Randall C. Bailey, 19-32.  Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003.


“Loving (Not Abusing) the Saints: Black Worship and 1 Corinthians,” The African American Pulpit (Summer 2003): 10-12.



Crainshaw, Jill Y.


“Wisdom’s Dwelling Place:  Reflections on a Wisdom Liturgical Spirituality,” Liturgical Ministry, Fall 2003.


“Preaching the Lesson” for Second Sunday after Christmas.  Lectionary Homiletics.  December 2003/January 2004.


“Preaching the Lesson” for Second Sunday after Epiphany.  Lectionary Homiletics.  December 2003/January 2004.


Presentation: (with Odom, Dave)  A Narrative theology of Resume Writing.”  Duke University Divinity School, September 2003.


Presentation: “A Narrative Approach to Formation for Ministry and Leadership,” Young Leaders’ Conference, Center for Congregational Health, October 2003.


Presentation: (with Braxton, Brad) “Worship in Black and White.”  Wake Forest Baptist Church, February 2004.


Sermon: “Dancing with Skeletons in Unlikely Ballrooms,” Worship Service for Building Bridges across Communities of Faith Conference, Montgomery, Alabama, March 2004.


“Finding Life in the Wilderness,  Spiritual Renewal Weekend, Northminster Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi, February 27-29, 2004.


“When the Desert Blooms,  Spiritual Renewal Weekend, Pilot Mountain Presbyterian Church, Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, March 2004.


Leonard, Bill J.


"Baptist Churches," German Ecclesiastical History Dictionary


"Southern Baptists," Encyclopedia of Protestantism.


Walls, Neal


“Mythology and Biblical Studies (1980 to present).”  Pp. 103-106 in Methods of Biblical Interpretation. Nashville: Abingdon, 2004.


Review of Dennis Pardee, Ritual and Cult at Ugarit.  Catholic Biblical Quarterly 66 (2004) 138-139.


Weber, Samuel F.


Monastic Vesperal of Saint Bernard Abbey


Order for the Sacred Triduum According to the Monastic Rite of Saint Bernard Abbey


Vespers for Solemnities and Feasts for Saint Bernard Abbey (20 separate booklets)


The Liturgy of the Hours for the Feast of Saint Cecilia for the International Congress on Gregorian Chant held at Ave Maria College, Ypsilanti, Michigan


I and II Vespers of Christ the King for the International Congress on Gregorian Chant held at Ave Maria College, Ypsilanti, Michigan


Vesper Hymn for Christmas according to the Dominican Rite, commissioned by the Dominican Sisters, Mary Mother of the Eucharist Monastery, Ypsilanti, Michigan


Setting of the Hymn “Urbs Ierusalem beata” for the Dedication of the Church, Christ the King Parish, Taylors, SC


Mass and Office for the Feast of Saint Scholastica, for Saint Bernard Abbey


“The Sacred Bride” The Hebrew Catholic, No. 79, Winter 2004, pp. 23, 27


Wudel, B. Diane        


“God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality: An Appreciation on the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Its Publication,” Lexington Theological Quarterly, Volume 38, No. 1, Spring 2003, 11-15.




II.                Papers and Presentations


Amos, Katherine

Presentation at the Retreat for Senior Women Administrators sponsored by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, March 19-21, 2004, in Wheeling, WV.  The presentation was entitled “Dilemmas in Administration: Being Prepared”.


Presentation for the Council of Academic Administrators, sponsored by Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, Garden Grove, CA, June 25-26, 2004.  The presentation is on “The role of the Academic Dean in Developing and Implementing Distance Education Programs.”


Bailey, Douglass M.

Keynote Speaker at National Urban Ministry Conference: “The City of God for American Cities,  Washington, D.C.  (May ‘04)


Braxton, Brad R.

Paper presentation (“Apologizing for Preaching Paul”) at the 2003 Academy of Homiletics meeting at Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California (December 5, 2003).


Crainshaw, Jill Y.

“Reflections on the Church’s Doctrine of Humanity,” submitted for presentation at North Carolina Council of Churches event, Spring 2003.


Leonard, Bill J.

"Baptist Polity," International Conference on Synodality, Bruges, Belgium, Sept. 2003.


“Changing a Theology," President's Address, National Association of Baptist Professors, Nov, 2003.


Chaired session on Baptist studies at International conf. on Baptist studies, Prague, July 2003


Chaired session on Disability and Religion, American Academy of Religion, Nov. 2003


Wudel, B. Diane

Paper presented at national meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, November  23, 2004: “When Aseneth Met Thecla: Desire and Self-Restraint in Two Conversion Tales.”


III.             Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies


Amos, Katherine

Regent University School of Divinity – 2 days


Bailey, Douglass M.

Workshop, 1st Baptist, Greensboro, NC

Workshop and Preaching, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Durham, NC

Workshop, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, High Point, NC

Consulting and Workshop, First Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC

Consulting/Teaching conversations with McCormack Theological Seminary, Chicago/Luther School of Theology


Braxton, Brad R.

 Member, the Advisory Board of The African American Pulpit journal


Crainshaw, Jill Y.

Member of Executive Committee, North Carolina Council of Churches


Duke University Divinity School   --  ½ day


Leonard, Bill J.

Editorial Board, Perspectives Journal of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion.

Editorial board, Journal of Religion and Disability.


President, National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion.

Co-chair, Executive Board, Appalachian Ministries Educational Resource Center


Consultant, Baptist Professors Work group, Mercer University.

Consultant, Ministerial Grant program, Louisville Institute for the study of American Protestantism


Walls, Neal

Chair of the Steering Committee for the “Israelite Religion in its West Asian Environment” section of the Society of Biblical Literature


Weber, Samuel F.

Consultant for the building of the new Prince of Peace Church, Taylors, SC (3 weekend visits with meetings.)

Consultant to the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Charleston, SC for the Liturgy and Spiritual Formation (3 days of meetings)

Consultant  for Society of the Holy Trinity, Lutheran Pastors of North Carolina, Society for Spiritual and Professional Development (one overnight meeting)


Wudel, B. Diane

Member of Editorial Board, Perspectives in Religious Studies


Regional Coordinator, Southeast Region of the Society for Biblical Studies, term of office: 2003-2006

Member, Council of Regional Coordinators, Society for Biblical Studies



IV.              External Grants Received



Bailey, Douglass, M.

$12,500              Multicultural Immersion Course and Wake Forest University Divinity School 






.Leonard, Bill J.


$10,000           “Fierce Landscapes”, Appalachian Ministries Resource Center


Walls, Neal


$5800              “Integrating Visually Impaired Students into the MDiv Program”,

                        Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion