T. B. Maston Foundation for Christian Ethics

T. B. Maston Foundation for Christian Ethics

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Had a great time Thursday evening with dear friends Suzii Paynter, David R. Currie, Lance Currie, Derek Hatch, Ferrell Foster, Kenneth Camp, Van Christian, Gary Gramling, Melody Maxwell, Randy Kennedy, and others.

Suzii keynoted the Lectures with a most challenging and informative lecture on clergy sexual abuse and the steps that the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship & Baptist Women in Ministry are taking to address and prevent it.

Lance spoke about the legacy of Phil Strickland, and David talked about what these Christian ethics lectures mean to him, emphasizing that what the Gospel is really all about is letting people know that they matter – in God’s eyes and, if we truly follow Christ, our own.

I’m especially thankful to Derek Hatch and Howard Payne for inviting me, in the wake of the end of Texas Baptists Committed last summer, to speak briefly about the legacy of TBC and David Currie, and how TBC’s work continues even after TBC is gone.

I've published my remarks in the accompanying Texas Baptists Committed blog post (TBC may be gone, but the blog is still breathing, barely).

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10/19/2019

EthicsDaily.com

Featured Video – Daniel Carro, Professor of Divinity at The John Leland Center for Theological Studies, speaks about embracing liberation and rejecting domination, the subject of his address at the T. B. Maston Foundation for Christian Ethics award dinner honoring Dr. Emmanuel McCall on Oct. 4, 2019, at Dallas Baptist University.

10/19/2019

Baylor University Press

Truett Seminary will host the T.B. Maston Lecture, featuring Dr. Vincent Bacote on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Come enjoy his lecture, Truth & Vision: Our Opportunity for Christian Public Engagement.

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05/15/2019

[05/14/19]   Join us for the T.B. Maston Foundation Award Dinner!

This dinner will honor Dr. Emmanuel McCall, distinguished preacher, pastor, scholar, educator, and civil rights leader. Our guest speaker for the evening is Dr. Daniel Carro, Professor of Divinity at John Leland Center for Theological Studies.

Seating is limited, so make your reservations now. You can do so via the tbmaston.org website, or by emailing Joyce Kokel at [email protected]

We are still looking for sponsorships for this event!

Sponsorship Levels:
$10,000—Maston Graduate Student Scholarships in Christian Ethics
$5,000—Young Maston Scholars Retreat Sponsor
$3,000—T. B. Maston Lectures Sponsor
$1,000—Table and Dinner Sponsor honoring Dr. Emmanuel McCall
$500—Table 8 guests
$60—Individual ticket

04/01/2019

Below is a short video clip from our Maston Foundation Young Maston Scholars retreat at Hardin-Simmons University's Logsdon Seminary in March 2019. In this clip, the Young Maston Scholars are preparing to enter City Light Community Ministry, sponsored by First Baptist Abilene. John Moore, Minister of Missions at FBC, led the retreat and provided the students with several hands-on opportunities to learn more about the community and the work being carried out by City Light.

03/26/2019

WBU’s 2019 Maston Scholars Shelby Stephan & Riley Williams are in Abilene for the annual Maston Scholars Retreat ar HSU’s Logsdon Seminary. The group is getting hands-on community ministry experience at City Lights Ministry. The program is sponsored by T. B. Maston Foundation for Christian Ethics.

WBU’s 2019 Maston Scholars Shelby Stephan & Riley Williams are in Abilene for the annual Maston Scholars Retreat ar HSU’s Logsdon Seminary. The group is getting hands-on community ministry experience at City Lights Ministry. The program is sponsored by T. B. Maston Foundation for Christian Ethics.

03/08/2019

Bill Jones blogs

I am republishing this article, written by my dad, A. Jase Jones, in 1985, because of its relevance to the current dispute over Rep. Omar's remarks concerning Israel, as well as our ongoing struggle with all forms of bigotry in this country.

His greatest challenge here is to Christians who "think thoughts, countenance attitudes, and express themselves . . . in ways that stoke the fires that power a future Holocaust's engines."

As he writes (and as we have especially seen revealed since the ascension of the man who today occupies the Oval Office), "People of the Nazis' ilk are all around us, and, given the proper mental, emotional, economic, social, and political ingredients, they would spring up like Johnson grass in a wet Texas spring. Hatred, bigotry, prejudice, cruelty, and brutality lie just under humanity's skin."

02/10/2019

Bill Jones blogs

February 9 issue of WEEKLY BAPTIST ROUNDUP FROM BILL JONES; news, opinion, & analysis from the past week in Baptist life

wordandway.org 02/06/2019

The Importance of Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy - Word&Way

Excellent analysis, by Brian Kaylor, editor of Word&Way, of the importance of orthopraxy, which Christians too often neglect, underpinning our orthodoxy; this is the "both-and" approach to the Gospel that T. B. Maston lived and taught.

wordandway.org When Paul wrote to the believers in Corinth about the three great virtues — faith, hope and love — the great shaper of doctrines chose love as the greatest.

myemail.constantcontact.com 01/19/2019

Weekly Baptist Roundup for January 19, 2019: Paul Baxley to lead CBF; LifeWay closing stores; Jimmy Allen & "the Maston touch"; Bailey Smith dies . . . AND MORE

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billjoneswritings.com 01/19/2019

Baptists:Jimmy Allen: " . . . thanking God for the touch of T. B. Maston in my life" - Bill Jones blogs

billjoneswritings.com There can be no one definitive memorial column to JIMMY RAYMOND ALLEN. His footprints in Baptist life and the wider Christian community are much too big for that. No, I simply want to share a few of my personal and special memories of my friend Jimmy Allen. I commend the reader, as well, to excellen...

01/16/2019

T. B. Maston Foundation for Christian Ethics's cover photo

YMS Retreat & T. B. Maston Lectures, March 4-6, 2018 03/11/2018

Young Maston Scholars Retreat & T. B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics at Hardin-Simmons University/Logsdon Seminary, Abilene, TX, March 4-6, 2018

Young Maston Scholars Retreat & T. B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics at Hardin-Simmons University/Logsdon Seminary, Abilene, TX, March 4-6, 2018

03/11/2018

Maston Foundation Board meeting, Feb. 23, 2018, at B. H. Carroll Theological Institute in Irving - Maston Board Chair David Morgan, with former Chairs Bill Jones (Trustee) and Weston Ware (Trustee Emeritus)

12/10/2017

Shoot4Education

What’s wrong with the way we fund our schools? Superintendent John Kuhn gives a powerful explanation.

2017 TB Maston Foundation Biennial Christian Ethics Award Dinner 10/09/2017

Our biennial T. B. Maston Foundation Award Dinner in Dallas on Friday, October 6, was a wonderful gathering. We fellowshipped with new friends and old as our Foundation honored Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, with the T. B. Maston Christian Ethics Award, presented to her by George Mason, senior pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.

We were inspired by Suzii's response and by our keynote speaker, Judge Wendell Griffen - pastor of New Millennium Church in Little Rock; and circuit judge, Sixth Judicial District, Fifth Division, State of Arkansas - whose address, "Prophetic Answers for Our Divisive Time," challenged Christians "to not be afraid to speak a different language about human suffering."

David Morgan, chair of our Maston Foundation trustees, emceed the dinner and set a beautiful tone for the evening.

We are grateful to David Clanton, former Maston Foundation trustee, for providing his professional photography services. David has photographed the past several biennial dinners, and provides these services as a gift to the Foundation. We are thankful for his gifts AND his gift.

- Bill Jones, trustee and former chair, T. B. Maston Foundation

Our biennial T. B. Maston Foundation Award Dinner in Dallas on Friday, October 6, was a wonderful gathering. We fellowshipped with new friends and old as our Foundation honored Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, with the T. B. Maston Christian Ethics Award, presented to her by George Mason, senior pastor of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas.

We were inspired by Suzii's response and by our keynote speaker, Judge Wendell Griffen - pastor of New Millennium Church in Little Rock; and circuit judge, Sixth Judicial District, Fifth Division, State of Arkansas - whose address, "Prophetic Answers for Our Divisive Time," challenged Christians "to not be afraid to speak a different language about human suffering."

David Morgan, chair of our Maston Foundation trustees, emceed the dinner and set a beautiful tone for the evening.

We are grateful to David Clanton, former Maston Foundation trustee, for providing his professional photography services. David has photographed the past several biennial dinners, and provides these services as a gift to the Foundation. We are thankful for his gifts AND his gift.

- Bill Jones, trustee and former chair, T. B. Maston Foundation

07/29/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

FINAL ISSUE of TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup for July 29, 2017: Goodbye from TEXAS BAPTISTS COMMITTED; MARV KNOX moves from Standard to CBF; Baptists respond to Black minister's exit from SBC; AND MORE

07/29/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

Charles Wade, retired executive director, Baptist General Convention of Texas, responds to NYTimes op-ed by Black Baptist minister who wrote about leaving the SBC over racial attitudes; Charles has included some very valuable history of the SBC, going back over a half-century.

07/23/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup for July 22, 2017: TBC: 1 week to go; BAYLOR alumni, regents begin new era; Fighting payday lending; BCE seeks PARHAM's successor; Black minister exits SBC over racial attitudes; MARV KNOX on the Church & Jesus; AND MORE

07/16/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup for July 15, 2017: More on the closing of TBC; ROBERT PARHAM (1953-2017) slideshow; BWA gathering concludes; Turning pulpits into political soap boxes? JOE LAGUARDIA on spiritual literacy; AND MORE

07/11/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

My friend Kenneth Camp at The Baptist Standard called today to interview me for this article. Thanks so much, Ken, for such a good and comprehensive article covering the decision by the TBC Board (in which I concurred) to cease operations at the end of July.

It's been my privilege - over the 6+ years of TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup - to read and link to more Ken Camp articles than either one of us can count. Ken is a journalist whose writing is not only top-shelf but accurate and ethical to the nth degree. He has continually highlighted the many good things going on in Texas Baptist life; and when the truth has not been pretty, he has told us the truth but always with grace and sensitivity.

07/09/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup for July 8, 2017: TEXAS BAPTISTS COMMITTED to cease operations; Texan elected to head BWA; CHARLIE FENNER dies; ABC Biennial Mission Summit concludes; AND MORE

07/09/2017

Texas Baptists Committed – A brief summary of its origins, history, and impact by Bill Jones, TBC executive director

texasbaptistscommitted.blogspot.com As we approach the end of the active ministry of Texas Baptists Committed, it's helpful to look at its history and recall its impact. For...

07/09/2017

Closing Texas Baptists Committed – inevitably but reluctantly, by Bill Jones, TBC executive director

texasbaptistscommitted.blogspot.com With this blog post, I am announcing that – after almost three decades – Texas Baptists Committed will cease operations at the end of July...

07/04/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup for July 1, 2017: CBF meets in Atlanta; SCOTUS rules for Trinity Lutheran; Responding to nationalistic worship; AND MORE

06/25/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup for June 24, 2017: SARAH FRANCES ANDERS dies; Christian leaders call for criminal justice reform; KY gov battles Louisville clergy; OP-EDs: Changing God's mind; Acquital of PHILANDO CASTILE's killer; AND MORE

06/24/2017

Memories of Daddy, part 1: A Loving Mother and Daddy, and a Treasured Note

My (Bill Jones) five-part 'Memories of Daddy' (A. Jase Jones, founding chair of T. B. Maston Foundation and former SBC home missionary), posted June 23, the 10th anniversary of his death. I apologize for the length and the occasional rambling, but it was good therapy for me to write it.

tbmaston.blogspot.com Daddy passed away 10 years ago today. Ten years! In 2011, on the 4th anniversary of his death, I wrote a three-part tribute to him...

cbfblog.com 06/23/2017

Former CBF Moderator Sarah Frances Anders dies at age 90

Sarah Frances Anders was a longtime trustee of the T. B. Maston Foundation and the 1999 recipient of the Foundation's T. B. Maston Christian Ethics Award. She was a Baptist pioneer, prophet, scholar, leader, and faithful servant of Christ. Thanks be to God for giving us Sarah Frances Anders; while we mourn our loss, we rejoice with her in her homegoing.

cbfblog.com June 21, 2017 By Carrie McGuffin and Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Former Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Moderator and noted Baptist scholar Dr. Sarah Frances Anders died June 8 in Alexandria, La., a…

06/20/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup for June 17, 2017: BAYLOR provost resigns; At issue: penal substitutionary atonement; SBC battles over condemning alt-right; GENE GARRISON dies; Legacy of 1986-87 SBC Peace Committee; AND MORE

06/11/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup for June 10, 2017: WENDELL GRIFFEN under fire; Baptists respond to BERNIE SANDERS; Baptists in UKRAINE; ANONYMOUS: Clergy sexual abuse; COREY FIELDS: Seeing God; MARV KNOX: Gospel or culture?; AND MORE

06/04/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup for June 3, 2017: BWA Congress redesign; TFN head: Don't use religion to discriminate; British Baptists' statement on upcoming election; PAM DURSO on money & search committees; BILL LEONARD on campus carry; AND MORE

05/28/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup for May 27, 2017: Texas House & Senate grapple over VOUCHERS; BGCT Exec. Bd. meets; GRADY COTHEN dies; Religious liberty at issue; OP-EDs discuss the TRUMP budget; AND MORE

05/21/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

In this TBC blog post, "Was Jesus nothing more than just a good example?" I express my serious concerns regarding Chuck Queen's Baptist News Global column, "Jesus is the gate. But are there others?"

05/21/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup for May 20, 2017: GRADY COTHEN dies at 96; JOHN FINLEY elected to lead BHHS; BAYLOR names TRUETT scholarship fund for DAVID GARLAND; OP-EDs discuss: The significance of Jesus/Churches & politics; AND MORE

05/08/2017

Texas Baptists Committed

TBC Weekly Baptist Roundup for May 6, 2017: TRUMP 'religious liberty' order; CBF Leading Women Conf.; WENDELL GRIFFEN fights impeachment; CBF Podcast with BRIAN MCLAREN; JONATHAN MERRITT on JEN HATMAKER & critics; AND MORE

Our Story

The T. B. Maston Foundation carries out its mission in many ways, including the following: providing scholarships for post-graduate study in Christian Ethics; recognizing those who have, through their lives and work, exemplified the life and ethical teaching of Jesus Christ, as taught by Dr. T. B. Maston; sponsoring public lectures and symposiums concerning Christian Ethics; providing information on Christian Ethics through its Web site; and providing discussion of ethical issues through its blog, Weighty Matters.

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