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  • McKissic's 2006 sermon now online at SWBTS

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, October 26, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Pastor Dwight McKissic's 2006 chapel sermon asserting glossolalia is still a spiritual gift has been added to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's digital archive, 12 years after the school banned the message.

    The adjustment in no way reflects a new theological leaning at SWBTS and is not about "going around trying to undo" the decisions or legacy of the seminary's former president Paige Patterson, a SWBTS vice president told Baptist Press today (Oct. 26).

    The addition had more to do with historical preservation, Charles W. Patrick Jr., SWBTS vice president in the Office of Strategic Initiatives and Communications, told BP in an email. And the sermon was one of about 30 items added to the archive this month. Read More

  • Resolution against 'alt-right' prompts NAAF statement

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, June 16, 2017 (one year ago)

    Calling the resolution denouncing "alt-right white supremacy" the Southern Baptist Convention's "strongest statement to date" condemning racism, the president of the SBC's fellowship of African American pastors offered to help churches and entities overcome the evil. Read More

  • Lesbian speaker at Bapt. college prompts protest

    by David Roach, posted Monday, March 16, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A historically black college that used to have ties with the Southern Baptist Convention has drawn criticism for inviting three gay marriage proponents to address students.

    Forrest Harris, president of American Baptist College in Nashville, specifically defended his decision to invite a lesbian bishop to speak by denouncing those who use "idolatry of the Bible" to discriminate against homosexuals. Harris defined idolatry of the Bible as "when people say [the Bible] is synonymous with God and the truth." He added, "We can't be guided and dictated by a first century worldview," the Tennessean reported. Read More