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Author Joe E. Trull

Editor’s Note: The Baptist Center for Ethics’ 15th anniversary luncheon, June 22 in Atlanta, honors the legacies of T.B. Maston and Henlee Barnette. This week Joe Trull, a former student, profiles Maston. The first time I met Thomas Buford Maston is a commentary on his life. I was a new student at Southwestern Baptist Theological […] Read More

Does the Southern Baptist Convention discriminate against women? President Jimmy Carter says, “Yes.” Richard Land, SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission president, says “No,” and adds a few disrespectful remarks about the former U. S. president. Two weeks ago, the former chief executive spoke to what was billed as the “world’s largest Bible study class” […] Read More

A Baptist minister is making news. At issue is the “parsonage allowance” for clergy, which is sheltered from federal income tax. Pastor Rick Warren of the 18,000 member Saddleback Community Church in California is depicted as a hero by most religious newspapers for “fighting for an important constitutional principle that keeps the state from harassing […] Read More