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More schools poised to leave CCCU
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Several institutions plan to leave the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities at the end of August if at that time Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College are still members.
Last month EMU and Goshen announced they would begin hiring faculty and staff in same-sex marriages. The CCCU, a coalition of 183 Christian colleges and universities around the world, initially said it would address the issue at the annual members meeting in January. But on July 28 the CCCU board said it would begin contacting each member president to discuss the matter sooner. Read More
Union University withdraws from CCCUJACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Union University has announced its withdrawal from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities because of what a Union news release called the council's "failure to respond appropriately to two member institutions that have endorsed same-sex marriage." Read More
SBC DIGEST: Ernest Easley to teach evangelism at Union; SWBTS, SBTS librarians honoredJackson, Tenn (BP) -- Union University has named Ernest Easley as its first professor of evangelism. Easley, pastor of the Atlanta-area Roswell Street Baptist Church, joins the Tennessee university's faculty with more than 30 years of pastoral ministry experience and denominational service at both the state and national levels. Read More
Nathan Finn joins Union UniversityJACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Union University has named Nathan Finn of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary as dean of the university's School of Theology and Missions.
Finn, director of the Center for Spiritual Formation and Evangelical Spirituality and associate professor of historical theology and spiritual formation at Southeastern, has taught at the seminary and held a variety of positions there since 2006. Read More
Pro-gay book 'undeveloped' & 'unconvincing'
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- A former Union University faculty member's new book arguing that churches should endorse homosexual marriage is "undeveloped and unconvincing," Union's George Guthrie wrote in a review published by The Gospel Coalition.
Guthrie, Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union, reviewed David Gushee's book "Changing Our Mind" in which Gushee, distinguished university professor of Christian ethics at Mercer University, recounts his shift on sexual ethics and argues that the church should sanction monogamous, "covenanted" homosexual relationships. Gushee left Union in 2007. Read More
Union to open 14 student housing buildings
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Union University students will move into 14 new student housing buildings when they return to the campus for the fall semester, less than seven months after a tornado destroyed much of the university's existing student housing.
Incoming freshmen and transfer students will move onto campus Sept. 4, with upperclassmen returning Sept. 6. Classes for the fall semester will begin Sept. 8.
"We are delighted to announce that all of the 14 buildings will be ready by Septem... Read More
Union honors Wilkey, Hall for coverage
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Lonnie Wilkey, editor of the Baptist & Reflector, and Will Hall, executive editor of Baptist Press, became the first two fellows inducted to Union University's Center for Media, Faith and Culture during Union's summer commencement ceremony Aug. 2.
As part of the ceremony in Union's Fred DeLay Gymnasium, 290 students received degrees, bringing to more than 950 the number of Union graduates from the class of 2008 -– the largest class in Union's history. The service also f... Read More
Baptists' gifts to Union surpass $3M
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Total giving from Southern Baptist churches and entities has topped $3 million for Union University's recovery from a Feb. 5 tornado that destroyed much of the housing and caused major damage to other academic buildings at the Jackson, Tenn., campus. Read More
Rainer receives Union's Dodd Award
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP)--Union University presented Thom S. Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, with its M.E. Dodd Denominational Service Award during a June 10 dessert reception at the Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis.
The Dodd Award is named for the man who was a Union alumnus, served as president of the SBC and is considered the father of today's Cooperative Program, the method by which Southern Baptists fund their missions and ministry work.
The award is given ... Read More