Maston Lecture Series to Feature Duke Divinity’s Dr. William H. Willimon

Willimon to give two lectures open to the public


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.


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