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Candi Finch confirms termination by SWBTSFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Candi Finch, a former professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, confirmed via Twitter she was terminated by the seminary's trustees Oct. 17.
"Yesterday the @swbts trustees voted to fire me," Finch tweeted Oct. 18. "Tough day but I trust in God. It has been a great privilege to serve at swbts for over 15 years & receive my MDIV & PHD degrees there. Would you pray for swbts as they continue training students & for me as I seek God's next step?" Read More
TRUSTEES: SWBTS 'pressing on' with 'refreshed orientation'FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's board of trustees affirmed the institution's presidential search committee, approved actions of the trustee executive committee and conducted other business during their fall meeting Oct. 15-17.
In addition to their meeting, the trustees enjoyed multiple opportunities for personal interaction with Southwestern students and faculty. Interim president D. Jeffrey Bingham characterized the various gatherings as "three days of ... Read More
SWBTS trustees move forward, uphold Patterson firingFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- In a meeting characterized by unity despite differences of opinion, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees voted to uphold the trustee executive committee's decision in May to terminate former president Paige Patterson.
Trustees revisited Patterson's termination at their Oct. 15-17 meeting based on a motion, referred to Southwestern by the Southern Baptist Convention in June, "that the whole board of trustees at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary consider revisiting their original decision concerning Dr. Paige Patterson."
The board also heard a report from its presidential search committee and affirmed an administration decision to discipline a faculty member -- though the faculty member was not named during the board's one public session. Read More
SWBTS: Bingham 'speechless' at call to lead, serveFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- For Jeffrey Bingham, God's call to the interim presidency of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was literally a phone call.
As a May 22-23 meeting of Southwestern's trustees stretched into the early-morning hours, Bingham, dean of the seminary's School of Theology, couldn't sleep in his hotel room at a conference in Chicago. He followed reports of the meeting, wondering what the board would decide about the fate of then-president Paige Patterson. Read More
A fresh sweep of revival at Southwestern envisionedFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- The president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary had just been dismissed. The seminary found itself embroiled in a bitter dispute. Harsh words were spoken. Relationships were broken.
The year was 1995.
The parallels to 2018 are striking. The larger controversy now is not the issue of biblical inerrancy, but the #MeToo movement. However, the recent dismissal of a president, the rancorous disputes and the painful divisions sound a familiar tone ... Read More
SBC DIGEST: Paige Patterson to co-teach ethics course; Blaising moves to SWBTS fulltime faculty; MercyMe featured at Union
In today's SBC DIGEST: Paige Patterson to co-teach ethics course; Craig Blaising moves to fulltime faculty from administrative posts at Southwestern Baptist Theological; MercyMe featured at Union University. Read More
Door-to-door nurture yields soul-winning daughtersFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- "Here's my daddy Matt, and here's my momma Hope, and I'm Madison. And we've come to tell you about Jesus."
As early as age 5, Matt Queen's oldest daughter Madison introduced her family this way in door-to-door evangelism.
"Every single time my daughter would do that, we always got to share [the Gospel]," said Queen, an evangelism professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. "Nobody ever said 'no' to Madison."
Queen later did this with his youngest daughter Matia as well, with similar success. In one instance when a woman answered the door, Matia, then just 4, introduced the family and then said, "And we would like to tell you about Jesus. Can we?" Read More
SWBTS 'moving forward' despite 'certain events'NASHVILLE (BP) -- "Although certain events took place this summer," Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary interim president Jeffrey Bingham told the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, Southern Baptists are invited to "move forward" with Southwestern.
During his Sept. 18 report to the EC in Nashville, Bingham referred at least five times to the May 30 termination of Southwestern president emeritus Paige Patterson, a week after he was accorded that status. Yet in an effort to focus on the future, Bingham never described what happened, utilizing instead the refrain "certain events." His only mention of Patterson by name was a request that EC members pray for him and his wife Dorothy.
"Yes, events happened this summer," Bingham said. "But you know what? Southwestern, by the grace and the mercy of God, is moving ahead to fulfill its mission, which is to train God-called men and women for a variety of ministries. We are not living in the past." Read More
Exec. Comm. members' questions aired in open forumNASHVILLE (BP) -- Concern over Baptist work in Utah and Idaho, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission were voiced during an Executive Committee open forum Sept. 18.
The forum was initiated by the EC's interim president, D. August Boto, in consultation with EC officers as part of the closing day's agenda during the Sept. 17-18 meeting in Nashville.
Boto, who also serves as the EC executive vice president and general counsel, called the forum an "experiment" apart from regular business "to voice the views from your home territories," whether questions, complaints, suggestions or praises regarding Southern Baptist ministry at the national level. Read More
Evangelism & counseling empower church's impactFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Nestled in a southwest Fort Worth neighborhood is the house of a woman who leases rooms to people in need of a home. Many of her tenants are new to the city, while others have left difficult circumstances and would be homeless if not for her assistance.
All five of her tenants happened to be home when they heard a knock at the door on a Saturday in September 2017. The homeowner answered the door to be greeted by a door-to-door evangelism team from Great Commission Baptist Church who had partnered with several students from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The woman recognized one of the church members and asked that they share the Gospel. After the five tenants agreed to a conversation, everyone crowded into the living room. Read More