Thomas Bratton Warren Ph.D.
1920 - 2000
Biographical Sketch On The Life Of Thomas B. Warren
THOMAS BRATTON WARREN was born at
Carrizo Springs, Texas, August 1, 1920. He married Miss Faye Brauer in 1941.
Three children were born to them: Karen (Mrs. J. M. Waters), Jan (Mrs. Jon R.
Coleman) and a son, Lindsey.
He received a B.S. from
Abilene Christian College, M.A. from University of Houston and M.A. and Ph.D.
from Vanderbilt University. He has taught at Abilene Christian College, Ft.
Worth Christian College (served as President 1959-61). He has served as chairman
of the Bible Department at Freed-Hardeman University, and was Professor of
Philosophy of Religion and Apologetics at Harding Graduate School of Religion.
He did full-time work in
Liberty, Houston, and Ft. Worth, Texas. He preached twenty to twenty-five gospel
meetings per year. He was editor of the Spiritual Sword for twenty years,
beginning with Volume 1, Number 1, in October of 1969 and continuing through
Volume 20, Number 4, in July of 1989. He also served as a staff writer for the
Gospel Advocate. He was a regular speaker for "5 Gospel Minutes" daily
radio broadcast in connection with the "Gospel Hour" during the mid-
1970’s. He has engaged in numerous debates and has written extensively. One of
his most renowned debates was in 1976 with Anthony Flew.
He authored a number of books
including: Marriage Is For Those Who Loved God And One Another; Our God – A
Sun And Shield For Troubled Hearts; Lectures On Church Cooperation And Orphan
Homes; Keeping The Lock In Wedlock; Logic And The Bible; and When Is An Example
Binding?. He has produced a number of debates in transcript form such as the
Warren-Ballard Debate, Warren-Flew Debate, and the Warren-Matson Debate.
Thomas and Faye were members
of the Brown Trail Church of Christ, Ft. Worth, Texas before his death. T.B.
Warren passed from this life, on August 8th, 2000, just days after his 80th
birthday. His funeral was conducted at the Brown Trail Church of Christ, and he
was buried in the Mausoleum at Cemetery in Colleyville, Texas. Before his death,
much of his library was contributed to the Brown Trail School of Preaching, Ft.
Thomas B. Warren was a
scholar, the likes of which, very few have attained in their lifetime. A master
logician, and gospel preacher, he held the banner of the cross high all the days
of his life. He rests from his labors, and his works to follow him.
2008 Lecture On The Debates Of Thomas
B. Warren, by David Lipe MP3
Directions To Grave
In January, 2002, it was my joy to
attend the 25th Annual Ft. Worth Lectures at Brown Trail Church of Christ, Ft.
Worth, Texas. One of the members there, Tom Gardiner, took me over to Blue
Bonnett Hills Cemetery to see the graves of brother Thomas B. Warren and W.W.
The grave of Thomas B. Warren is
located in Colleyville, Texas between Gravevine and Ft. Worth. On Hwy 26 in
Colleyville, heading east you will see the Blue Bonnett Hills Cemetery on your
right. Enter at the eastern most entrance (closest to the mausoleums) and
proceed into the cemetery. Go to the first left and park in front of the
mausoleum. The edifice is open air and as you enter the main corridor from the
front, go down on the right hand side. On the bottom row on the right hand side,
just before the first corridor to the right is the grave of Thomas and Faye
While in this graveyard, be sure to
visit the grave of W.W. Slater. He and his wife are
buried at the top of the hill past the fountain. See his web page and print out
the directions to his grave. Also buried here is Leroy
Brownlow and Avon Malone.
N32º 53' 765" x WO 97º 08' 697"
East Wall Inside
Grave Faces West
Accuracy To Within 28'
See Map Here