Huntington, Ind.— A Huntington College student is among the outstanding scholars recognized by the American Bible Society to receive that organization’s prestigious Christian Education Award.
Dr. Mark Lamport, chair of the Department of Educational Ministries at Huntington College, presented Douglas Coldsmith with the award at the annual Forester Night Banquet on May 7, 1998. Coldsmith ranks among the top students selected each year from colleges and seminaries throughout the United States to receive this honor. Coldsmith is a graduate of Shippensburg Area High School, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
The American Bible Society, one of the nation’s largest non-profit Bible publishers, sponsors the Christian Education Award to recognize creativity and excellence in biblical teaching. As part of its mission, the Bible Society makes the Scriptures available in hundreds of different formats and languages for churches and individuals in the United States and throughout the world. Many of its Scripture booklets are designed to address current concerns such as AIDS, homelessness, and substance abuse.
In a recent speech before a group of college students, Dr. Eugene B. Habecker, American Bible Society president and former president of Huntington College, talked about a growing hunger for the message of hope in the Scriptures. "If you look at the world in which we live, it’s not hard to understand why people are interested in the Bible," he said. "Not only is there hope in the Scriptures, but also answers to some of life’s most basic questions for those who are desperately seeking answers."
Educational ministries is among many distinctive academic programs available at Huntington College. Founded in1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, the four-year Christian liberal arts school offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in nearly 50 academic concentrations. Huntington College is located on a contemporary, wooded campus in Huntington, Indiana.
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