13 Students Awarded 2015 Young Maston Scholars

13 Students representing eight different universities were named 2015 Maston Scholars


This year's T.B. Maston Lectures were held at HSU on March 23-24, 2015.  While attending the lectures, 13 students from both HSU and seven other universities were named Maston Scholars. 

The Young Maston Scholar designation is awarded annually by Hardin-Simmons University, home of the T.B. Maston Chair of Christian Ethics, in conjunction with nominations made by HSU and other Texas Baptist-partnering universities, in an effort to recognize outstanding undergraduate students for their interest in, engagement with, and integration of Christian ethics. Duncan and Faseler were nominated for the honor by the faculty of HSU’s Logsdon School of Theology.

Nominations for the award are based upon a student’s demonstrated faithfulness to the ethical example of Christ; a commitment to Christian ethics lived out in theological inquiry and academic excellence; an established reputation among peers for ethical Christian leadership; and an articulated clarity in an occupational expression of ministry, though it is not required to be in a congregational setting.

In addition to receiving formal recognition during this year’s lectures on the theme “Repentance, Reconciliation, and Baptists,” Duncan and Faseler participated in an auxiliary ethics retreat sponsored by the T.B. Maston Foundation, as well as an exclusive ethics roundtable with this year’s Maston Lecturer, the Hon. Rev. Wendell L. Griffen, Pastor of New Millennium Church in Little Rock Arkansas, and Arkansas Circuit Judge, Sixth Judicial District, Fifth Division. Videos of the public lectures are available on the Logsdon Seminary website at www.logsdonseminary.org.  

Both the Young Maston Scholar designation and the T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics seek to honor the legacy of Dr. T.B. Maston, longtime professor of Christian Ethics and pioneering Baptist ethicist, known for his writing and teaching in the areas of biblical ethics, race relations, family life, the Christian life and vocation, church and state, and character formation.

About the T.B. Maston Lectures at Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary:

The T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics are one of many events presented by Logsdon Seminary throughout the year designed to be a resource for ministers, churches, students, and the community. The 2015 lectures are the fourteenth in a series featuring internationally recognized leaders, ministers, authors, and teachers in the area of Christian ethics such as Stanley Hauerwas, Stanley Grenz, Foy Valentine, Millard Fuller, J. Brent Walker, Alan Verhey, Melissa Rogers, Emmanuel McCall, Joel Gregory, William Pinson, Jr., Neville Callam, and Molly Marshall.

For more information on the T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics or to view videos of previous lectures, please visit www.logsdonseminary.org


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