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Bill Tillman

An abrupt announcement on Feb. 7 said Logsdon Seminary at Hardin-Simmons University in Texas would close after a vote by trustees. Few details were provided; questions remain unanswered. And just like that, the seminary is gone. […] Read More

We assume Christians will always make choices appropriate to a life lived following Christ. However, without education in Christian ethics, many congregants form decisions based on their political ideologies, not biblical theology. […] Read More

Sermon development during Advent can be difficult for most preachers, especially on the topic of peace. A proclamation for peace from the pulpits can be detrimental to the preacher’s standing. […] Read More

The Baptist Center for Ethics has demonstrated the continuing need for Christians to work at creating a new and appropriate sense of what should be normal in living a Christian life. […] Read More

Labor Day – what a novel and paradoxical concept, at least the way many Americans think about it. The day, the first Monday in September, has ambiguous origins. The rationale for the day was that the American worker needed to be honored for the economic and cultural achievements brought in by the national labor movement […] Read More

Bill Tillman is director of theological education at the Baptist General Convention of Texas. 1. Where did you grow up? McAlester, Oklahoma. 2. What is your favorite verse, book or story in the Bible? Why? Galatians 3:28. The verse encompasses the gospel of life and liberty in Christ available for anyone, no matter their ethnic […] Read More

Trails blazed by Baptist pioneers in ethics have grown over from neglect, and new scouts are needed to “beat out the pathways” for this generation, an ethicist told the Baptist History and Heritage Society. William Tillman, professor of Christian ethics at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon School of Theology, participated in a panel discussion on “Frontiers in […] Read More