Baptist Joint Committee presents:
Lectures on Social Justice and Religious Liberty

On Nov. 12-13, 2015, Judge Wendell Griffen delivered the Lectures on Social Justice and Religious Liberty at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Over the course of two days, he examined the interplay of religious liberty and equal protection as well as issues of pastoral leadership and congregational discipleship. Griffen also discussed current issues with Fuller students over lunch and participated in a Q&A session with BJC Executive Director Brent Walker at First Baptist Church Pasadena.

Videos of these lectures are available via the BJC website: 
http://bjconline.org/fullerlectures/

You can find the manuscripts here: 

 

The 15th Annual T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics

Monday, March 23 & Tuesday, March 24, 2015

REPENTANCE, RECONCILIATION, AND BAPTISTS

The Hon. Rev. Wendell L. Griffen, Lecturer
Pastor, New Millennium Church, Little Rock Arkansas and Arkansas Circuit Judge, Sixth Judicial District, Fifth Division

Videos of these lectures are available here: http://www.logsdonseminary.org/maston-lectures/

Lecture One

Monday, March 23 @ 7:00 p.m. at Logsdon Chapel, Hardin-Simmons University

Repentance, Reconciliation, and Baptists - A Retrospective and Lessons from Our History
A reflection about how repentance figures in the way Baptists understand human salvation, our struggle to apply that understanding of repentance to reconciliation with oppressed people, and how that history affects our ability to present the Gospel of Jesus in ways that are coherent and compelling regarding racism, classism, imperialism, militarism, and techno-centrism.

Lecture Two

Tuesday, March 24 @ 9:30 a.m. at Behrens Auditorium, Hardin-Simmons University

Repentance, Reconciliation, and Baptists - Re-Imagining and Embracing the Subversive Gospel of Jesus in the 21st Century
Suggestions for Baptist engagement - denominationally, academically, congregationally, and personally - concerning social ethics. Drawing on Dr. Martin Luther King’s call for “a radical revolution of values”, a suggestion of how we might re-imagine and embrace the gospel of Jesus in that “subversive” way that will inspire Baptist followers of Jesus to confront the evils of racism, classism, imperialism, militarism, and techno-centrism during the 21st Century.