Join us Monday Nights in June as guest speakers engage in hot topics and cold beer – complete with Q&A. Pub Theology is open to all who want to explore faith, and not just for current Saint Michael parishioners. Bring a friend who is not in church with you when you come!
Week 4 – June 25
Rev. Dr. George Mason – “Christians and Homosexuality”
Image credit: Lakewood Advocate
George Mason has been senior pastor at Wilshire since August 1989. His long tenure as pastor follows the pattern of his predecessor, Bruce McIver, who was pastor at Wilshire 30 vibrant years.
George is a nationally recognized leader among Baptists, serving the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, New Baptist Covenant, Duke Divinity School, along with other local and global ecumenical and interfaith endeavors. He is a frequent op-ed contributor to the Dallas Morning News on subjects of public interest that intersect religion, such as public education, race relations and predatory lending. He writes a monthly column on public theology for the Lakewood/East Dallas and Lake Highlands editions of the community news magazine The Advocate.
He holds both the master of divinity (1982) and doctor of philosophy (1987) degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. His doctoral field of study was systematic theology, with a minor in philosophy of religion. His dissertation was God’s Freedom as Faithfulness: A Critique of Juergen Moltmann’s Social Trinitarianism.
A native of New York City, George has been married to his wife, Kim, since 1979. They have three children: daughter Cameron is married to Garrett Vickrey, a pastor in San Antonio, and they have three daughters; son Rhett is married to Callie and is manager of the real estate division of the Dr Pepper Snapple company in Plano, and they have one son; daughter Jillian is married to Chris Shannon and is an actress in New York City.
Read his full biography on Wilshire Baptist Church’s website.