Taylor Bascue is one of a number promising students at Ouachita Baptist University. Watch the video below for more information.
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The Carl Goodson Honors Program has named Taylor Bascue the 2017 Garrett Ham Scholar.
About the Garrett Ham Scholarship
I established the Garrett Ham Scholarship in 2008. I was in law school at the time, having graduated Ouachita the year before. When I went through the Honors Program, I was the only theology student to write a senior thesis. I found this disheartening.
So, I decided to encourage other Christian Studies majors to take part. I am therefore happy to support high-quality ministry students like Taylor Bascue.
I have great admiration for the scholar/pastor of the early church. Modern church leaders rarely emulate greats like Athanasius and Augustine. They consequently lack the proper context for their work. I believe many divinity students feel they must choose between scholarship and ministry. This is a mistake, as the two are closely related.
A good pastor must be deeply grounded in Scripture. In addition, to benefit the Church, a great scholar must engage in the work of ministry.
The scholarship provides students with approximately $1,250 to aid their research efforts. Taylor Bascue plans to use the funds to buy research materials for his senior thesis. I am grateful for the small part I can play in his education.
About Taylor Bascue
Taylor Bascue is a junior from Riverton, Wyoming. He is a Christian Studies and Biblical Languages major. He succeeds Libby Hilliard, the 2016 Garrett Ham Scholar.
About Ouachita Baptist University
Ouachita Baptist University is a liberal arts university located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Notable alumni include former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and preeminent legal scholar Leon Green. For more information, please visit http://www.obu.edu/.