ETBU Students Named As 2013 Young Maston Scholars
ABILENE, Texas (4/09/13)- Two East Texas Baptist University students were recognized earlier this week as 2013 Young Maston Scholars during the T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics, an annual conference hosted by Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon Seminary.
Jorge Arias, a sophomore Religion major from Princeton, and Jordan Upchurch, a sophomore Religion major from Atlanta, were nominated for the honor by Dr. Jeph Holloway and the faculty of ETBU’s School of Christian Studies.
The Young Maston Scholar designation is awarded by Hardin-Simmons University in conjunction with nominations made by ETBU 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.
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, Arias and Upchurch 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. Molly Marshall, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas.
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 2013 lectures are the thirteenth 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., and Neville Callam.
For more information on the T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics or to view videos of previous lectures, please visit www.logsdonseminary.org.
(Story submitted by James Stone, Director of Church Relations, Hardin-Simmons University)