LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--The year was 1931, and a young W.A. Criswell was trying to find God's will in choosing a graduate school.
Criswell had just earned a bachelor's degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and he had his list of graduate schools narrowed down to three: Yale University in New Haven, Conn.; Brown University in Providence, R.I.; and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
Yes, Yale and Brown.
Criswell -- who later described himself as a "Bible-thumping preacher," who wrote a book titled "Why I Preach That the Bible Is Literally True" and who was a key leader within the Southern Baptist Convention through the later half of the 20th century -- actually considered attending a non-Baptist school. Read More