Hardin-Simmons Students Named as 2014 Young Maston Scholars

Hardin-Simmons Students Named as 2014 Young Maston Scholars

By Janlyn Thaxton, HSU Media Relations Coordinator

 

 

 

ABILENE, TX – 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 Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, April 1.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.{{more}}“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.