Dr. David Garland, interim president of Baylor, held his office for about two years. With that, he never lost his love of the small things life offers.
"I will miss my parking space at the Ferrell Center. That is very nice," Garland said. "I will miss the staff. The things I am most proud of were the things that I was able to do for individual staff, professors and students."
"And I will miss the ability to be able to do those kinds of things, make decisions that I felt very proud of and that had a positive impact on various people's lives. That, to me, brought me the most gratification and joy."
Garland has served as Baylor's interim president since June 2008, when Dr. John Lilley was forced out of office.
Stories describe the essence of human life, and New Testament stories shape moral and spiritual character, Joel Gregory told participants at the annual T.B. Maston Lectures at Hardin-Simmons University's Logsdon Seminary.
Gregory discussed "The Power of Narrative and Character Formation" at this year's lectures, which honor the memory of Maston, a pioneer in Christian ethics and longtime professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
"Narratives ... include a story and a storyteller, manifest movement through time, require cause-and-effect relationships in a plot and ... define the very nature of human existence," explained Gregory, professor of preaching at Baylor University's Truett Theological Seminary.
Master of Divinity/Master of Music in Church Music student Emily Snider, whose paper on "Hymns and Doctrine: God's Transcendence and Immanence" has been selected for presentation at the Emerging Scholars Forum of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada annual conference this summer. Emily is completing her second year as a dual M.Div./M.M. in Church Music student.