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20th annual T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics

By Dalton Chapman, Staff Reporter


The 20th annual T.B Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics will start on March 30 in Logsdon Chapel at 7 p.m. The first lecture is titled, "'Why this Waste?' Poverty, Luxury and Art.”


The second lecture will be held in Behrens Auditorium on March 31 at 9:30 a.m. during regular Chapel time and it is named "The Kinship of Beauty and Suffering.”


From Baylor University, associate professor of theology, Dr. Natalie Carnes will be lecturing on the topic of art and beauty in a world of affliction.


Carnes has a Ph.D. from Duke University in Christian Theological Studies, an M.A. in Religion from the University of Chicago and an A.B. in Comparative Religious Studies from Harvard University.


Every year HSU hosts a group known as the Young Maston Scholars. Two students from each of the Texas Baptist universities get to come on campus from March 29 to March 31. These students will be able to interact with the guest speaker by asking additional questions.


“Every year, we host a group collectively known as the Young Maston Scholars, two students from each of the Texas Baptist schools, who engage with a guest speaker and the lecturer for an additional time of discussion and education in Christian ethics,” said Dr. Werntz Myles, associate professor of Christian ethics and practical theology at HSU.


What HSU students should expect to gain from the lectures is that through all the pain and suffering around us there is still hope and beauty. “As to what students will gain from these, the speaker will be speaking on why, with so much poverty around us, we should also pay attention to beauty,” Dr. Werntz said.