Hardin-Simmons University students Rebekah Davidson, junior biblical studies major from Hobbs, New Mexico; and Drew Doss, junior ministry major from San Angelo, Texas, were recognized as 2014 Young Maston
Scholars during the T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics, an annual conference hosted by Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary, held March 31 - April 1, 2014.
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. Davidson
and Doss were nominated for the honor by the university faculty of HSU’s
Logsdon School of Theology.
“Drew is a solid ministry student, well able to take his
academics and make them work for him in a local church,” said Dr. Larry McGraw,
associate dean of Logsdon School of Theology and professor of Bible. “Davidson
is extremely gifted in languages. She is a quiet scholar who takes a very
ethical approach to her studies,” said McGraw.
Davidson is minoring in biblical languages; Doss, a
leadership minor, works as a youth intern at First Baptist Church, Abilene.
Nominations 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
In addition to receiving formal recognition during this
year’s lectures, Davidson and Doss 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, Dr. Hulitt Gloer, professor of preaching and
Christian scripture at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological
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 2014 lectures
are the 14th 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.
information on the T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics or to view videos of
previous lectures, please visit www.logsdonseminary.org.
Photos:Maston Scholar, Drew Doss, with Dr. Don Williford, dean of Logsdon School of Theology and Seminary, HSU; Rebekah Davidson, 2014 Maston Scholar, HSU; 2014 Maston Scholars from all Texas Baptist Schools Top Row:
Jose Jimenez-Abrams (Mary Hardin-Baylor), Zachary Tharp (Howard Payne), Adam
Chaney (Houston Baptist), Cullen Ware (Houston Baptist) Middle Top: John Bocko (Wayland), Bradley Varnell (Baylor) Middle Bottom: Dr. Don Williford (Dean,
Logsdon Seminary and School of Theology), Jacob Winslager (Dallas Baptist),
Michael Barnard (Baylor), Drew Doss (Hardin-Simmons), Sergio Buezo (Baptist
University of the Americas), Phanuel Estinvil (Baptist University of the
Americas) Bottom Row: Mary Vasquez
(Howard-Payne), Will Raies (Dallas Baptist), Melinda Herning (Mary
Hardin-Baylor), Rebekah Davidson (Hardin-Simmons), Kristian Barnaby (East Texas
Baptist), Krystin Jurries (East Texas Baptist), Dr. Hulitt Gloer (2014 Maston Lecturer)