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