Vincent Bacote (Ph.D., Drew University) is an Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illlinois. He is author of The Political Disciple: A Theology of Public Life (2015), The Spirit in Public Theology: Appropriating the Legacy of Abraham Kuyper (2005), and has contributed to books including Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues (2019), Whatever You Do: Six Foundations for an Integrated Life (2018), The Church’s Social Responsibility (2015), Black Scholars in White Space (2015), Theological Questions our Students Ask: Christian Faith in Plain Language (2014), Aliens in the Promised Land (2013), Keep Your Head Up (2012), Prophetic Evangelicals (2012) and Natural Law and Evangelical Political Thought (2011).
He has been a regular columnist for Comment and has also had articles appear in magazines such as Books and Culture, Christianity Today, Think Christian and re:generation quarterly and journals such as The Journal of Markets and Morality, Christian Scholars Review, Urban Mission and the Journal for Christian Theological Research. He has also contributed to The High Calling and blog of The Institute for Faith, Work and Economics. He a fellow of the Center for Public Justice, and a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Christian Ethics. An avid tennis player, occasional bass guitarist and incessantly curious person, he lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with his family.
The T.B. Maston Foundation Lectureship in Christian Ethics is given annually at different Texas Baptist institutions of higher education and always focuses on Christian ethics. The mission of the foundation is to promote the legacy of Dr. Thomas Buford Maston, Christian ethicist, author and lifelong advocate for the deeper understanding and application of the teachings of Jesus.