The 16th Annual
T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics will feature Dr. William H. Willimon,
Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School. He
will speak on Monday, February 22, at 7 p.m. in the Logsdon Chapel and on
Tuesday, Feburary 23, at 9:30 a.m. in Behrens Auditorium.
The Monday lecture is titled,
“The Challenge of Being an American and a Christian at the Same Time.”
The Tuesday lecture is titled,
“Christians as Resident Aliens.” The lecture is based on a book written by Willimon
and Stanley Hauerwas published 25 years ago titled, “Resident Aliens, Life in
the Christian Colony.” The lecture asks, “How does construing Christians as ‘resident
aliens’ continue to be a fruitful way of thinking about the church and the practice
of the Christian faith?”
The lectures are free and
open to the public.
Professor Willimon served as Dean of the Duke
Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University for 20 years. He
returned to Duke after serving as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the
United Methodist Church from 2004-2012.
Willimon is the author of 60 books as well as
numerous articles in a wide range of publications. He speaks and lectures
internationally in various seminaries and serves as pastor at Duke Memorial
United Methodist Church, Durham, N.C. He was named as one of the “12 Most
Effective Preachers in the English Speaking World” by Baylor University.
The T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics
are an annual lecture series presented by Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon
Seminary and Logsdon School of Theology. These lectures seek to honor the
legacy of Dr. T.B. Maston, longtime Professor of Christian ethics and
pioneering Baptist ethicist, known for his writing and teaching in the areas of
biblical ethics, race relations, family life, the Christian and vocation,
church and state, and character formation.
Previous Maston speakers have included Hon.
Rev. Wendell L. Griffen, Dr. W. Hulitt Gloer, and Dr. Molly Marshall. This lecture
series is one of many events presented by Logsdon throughout the year designed
to inform ministers, churches and students.