This year’s T.B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics will
feature M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas), PhD. His lectures addressing “Migration
and the Bible” will be held March 5-6 in Logsdon Chapel.
Dr. Carroll is the son of a Guatemalan mother and an
American father, who himself was the son of Irish immigrants. Danny was raised
bilingual and bicultural in Houston, Texas, and he spent many summers of his
youth in Guatemala. Before returning to the U.S. in the summer of 1996, he was
an Old Testament professor for 13 years at an interdenominational seminary in
Guatemala City. He continues as adjunct professor there. His primary research
interests are in the prophetic literature and Old Testament social ethics.
Dr. Carroll has been involved in issues related to Hispanic
immigration for many years and attends a Hispanic church. The fact that he is
comfortable in both Hispanic and Anglo cultures helps Danny bring an irenic
spirit and lots of personal experience to the immigration discussion.
Dr. Carroll earned a PhD from the University of Sheffield,
England, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a BA from Rice University.
He is Blanchard Professor of Old Testament in the Graduate School of Wheaton College.
Before assuming his position at Wheaton College he was Distinguished Professor
of Old Testament at Denver Seminary, where he founded a Spanish-language
During the lectures, the Young Maston Scholar Award will be
presented to two students from each Baptist university in Texas. The 2018
Maston Scholars are Mardochee Estinvil and Dominick Lopez from the Baptist
University of the Americas, Jacob Ables and Jordan Whicker from Dallas Baptist
University, James Ash and Conner Guthrie from East Texas Baptist University,
Madison Boboltz and Carlo Serna from Hardin-Simmons University, Cadence Tripp
and Beth Zimmerman from Houston Baptist University, Cecily McIlwain and Jordan
Pitman from Howard Payne University, Ashley Gregorie and Marek Reyes from the University
of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and Eric Dexter II and Anita Salazar from Wayland
Monday, March 5
7:00 p.m.: First Maston Lecture in Logsdon Chapel
8:00 p.m.: Reception in the Logsdon Reception room
Tuesday, March 6
9:30 a.m.: Second Maston Lecture in Behrens Auditorium
12:00 p.m.: Lunch in the JB Multipurpose room
About the Maston
The T. B. Maston Lectures in Christian Ethics are an annual
lecture series presented by Logsdon Seminary and The Logsdon School of Theology
of Hardin-Simmons University. These lectures seek to honor the legacy of Dr. T.
B. Maston, longtime Professor of Christian Ethics and pioneering Baptist
ethicist. Maston was known for his writing and teaching in the areas of
biblical ethics, race relations, family life, the Christian and vocation,
church and state, and character formation.