Taylor Bascue is one of a number promising students at Ouachita Baptist University. Watch the video below for more information.
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/.