Hardin-Simmons Students Named as 2014 Young Maston Scholars



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 congregational setting.

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 Seminary.

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 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.  

For more 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)


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