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  • Gaines addresses Patterson, racial diversity, SBC

    by Staff, posted Friday, May 11, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    CORDOVA, Tenn. (BP) -- Responding to questions about his committee appointments and controversy involving a Southern Baptist seminary leader, SBC President Steve Gaines released a statement today (May 11) to Baptist Press.

    Gaines, pastor of Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., specifically addresses the controversy involving past statements by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson on women, divorce and domestic violence. Gaines' statement also touched on racial diversity and ways Southern Baptists can pray for the SBC leading up to its annual meeting in Dallas, June 12-13. Read More

  • Patterson apologizes for comments 'hurtful to women'

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, May 10, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Paige Patterson has apologized for a "failure to be as thoughtful ... as I should have been" in describing domestic violence and the physical attractiveness of women in sermon illustrations.

    Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been criticized following widespread sharing online of a video of a 2014 sermon in which he illustrated the Hebrew word used to describe Eve's being "built" from Adam's rib by quoting a teenage boy's assessment that a teen girl was "built." Patterson added that the girl's appearance was "nice." He also has drawn criticism for an audio clip from 2000 in which he expressed his views regarding domestic violence. Read More

  • Patterson comments draw range of women's responses

    by David Roach, posted Monday, May 07, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- An open letter from Southern Baptist women objecting that Paige Patterson has been "allowed to continue in leadership" despite his statements on sexuality and domestic abuse garnered more than 1,800 signatures in its first 24 hours online. Other Southern Baptist women defended Patterson's character without affirming all his specific comments.

    Meanwhile, Southern Baptists continue to discuss a May 3 open letter to Christian men by Bible teacher Beth Moore lamenting "the colossal disregard ... Read More

  • SWBTS announces special May 22 trustee meeting

    by Staff, posted Sunday, May 06, 2018 (2 months ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- "In light of recent events," Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's board of trustee chairman has announced the board will hold a special meeting May 22.

    The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. that day on the seminary's campus in Fort Worth, Texas, according to a statement released by trustee chairman Kevin Ueckert. The release was prepared on Saturday (May 5), Ueckert noted, but it was embargoed until worship services in many Southern Baptist churches had drawn to a close on Sunday evening. Read More

  • SWBTS trustees, SBC entity presidents address abuse

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, May 02, 2018 (2 months ago)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Amid ongoing discussion of statements by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson on domestic violence, Patterson and the executive committee of the seminary trustees have issued a statement affirming "the importance of protecting victims of abuse."

    Meanwhile, at least five Southern Baptist Convention entity presidents have made statements on domestic violence since April 29. Three referenced Patterson by name but did not offer an opinion specifically on his comments. The others commented on domestic violence generally without naming Patterson. Read More

  • Patterson clarifies domestic violence stance

    by David Roach, posted Monday, April 30, 2018 (2 months ago)

    SWBTS photo.
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Paige Patterson has clarified his view on domestic violence and voiced regret "that the way I expressed that conviction has brought hurt."

    Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, issued a written statement Sunday (April 29) amid discussion on social media of an audio clip from 2000 in which he said the proper response of a wife to domestic abuse "depends on the level of abuse to some degree." Read More

  • Baptist view of theology to mark new B&H series

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Thursday, November 30, 2017 (7 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A new series of theology resources conveying a distinctly Baptist perspective has been launched by B&H Academic.

    The new series, "A Treasury of Baptist Theology," is edited by Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Jason G. Duesing, provost and associate professor of historical theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    "With plans for over two dozen volumes, this series will feature the work of Baptist theologians and church leaders on a wide range of topics written from a Baptist perspective," Duesing said. "The vision for the series comes from Paige Patterson, and I count it an honor to join him as the 'Treasury of Baptist Theology' series editors." Read More

  • Patterson-Humphreys atonement debate remembered

    by David Roach, posted Friday, October 20, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A 1987 debate on Christ's atonement between Paige Patterson and then-New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary theology professor Fisher Humphreys may have had "greater significance" in the Southern Baptist Convention's Conservative Resurgence than some have thought.

    That's the conclusion of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary provost Jason Duesing, who has published an essay to commemorate the debate's 30th anniversary in the Midwestern Journal of Theology. Read More

  • 'Remarkable' number of women reported at SBC seminaries

    by David Roach, posted Friday, September 22, 2017 (10 months ago)

    File photo by Adam Covington/SWBTS
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "A remarkable number of young women" are enrolling at Southern Baptist Convention seminaries, according to a report delivered this week to the SBC Executive Committee.

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson, in reporting to the EC Sept. 18, said female SBC seminary graduates are helping to fulfill a need in churches for "strong female Bible teachers." He attributed the increased number of female students in part to the publication of high-quality theological resources for women by LifeWay Christian Resources. Read More

  • SWBTS apologizes for Twitter photo

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (one year ago)

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has "deeply" apologized for a photograph posted by faculty members on social media featuring some of the seminary's preaching professors dressed as hip hop artists. Read More