A Presbyterian at HBU! What to do! :)

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  1. Magnetic Poles

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    This will get a few folks twitterpated. Houston Baptist University has selected a .... GASP .... Presbyterian to be director of the school of music!!

    From The Baptist Standard

    HBU School of Music director named. Houston Baptist University has named John Yarrington, music professor and choral studies director, as director of the university's School of Music. Yarrington is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and earned both his bachelor's degree and his doctor of musical arts degree there. He earned his master's degree in sacred music from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He is director of the chancel choir at First Presbyterian Church in Houston and has served churches in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas.
     
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    Not only that, he's a Sooner! How could Texans countenance this?

    Actually, it's hard to tell if he's Presbyterian or Methodist. While he is director of the chancel choir at First Presbyterian Church in Houston, his resume includes director of music/arts at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, adjunct professor of church music with Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology, and director of music, First United Methodist Church-Dallas.
     
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    I dont know anything about that school. Should I be shocked or is this just another school on a downward slide toward lukewarmness.
     
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    Maybe he is a Baptist who has been accepted at these other places and is now in the right place. (just to be difficult) [​IMG]
     
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    Times they are achanging. HBU ain't yo pappy's school anymore ( Don't know if it ever was). Pretty loosey-goosey even in 1975-76 when I attended.
     
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    Could be. Unfortunately Baptists tend to drive the serious classical musicians away because the general levels of music education, musical interest, and funding tend to be low.

    Oh, and I suggest first we panic, then we stone him! :D
     
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    Since OU takes so many young Texans such as Adrian Peterson, Tommy Harris, Billy Sims, etc....
    Perhaps they decided send some back once they have been educated. [​IMG]

    http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Big12/Oklahoma/
     
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    Originally posted by Magnetic Poles:

    This will get a few folks twitterpated. Houston Baptist University has selected a .... GASP .... Presbyterian to be director of the school of music!!


    Twitterpated? Is that some sort of technical term? :eek: [​IMG]
     
  9. just-want-peace

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    Good word, regardless! :D :D

    Sorta akin to "supercalifragilisticexpialedocious"
     
  10. Magnetic Poles

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    Yes. From the Magnetic Poles Technical Dictionary:

    Twitterpated - To get ones underpants in a wad. [​IMG]
     
  11. just-want-peace

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    Gotta' remember this one!! :D :D
     
  12. Bro. James Reed

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    My best friend whom I started college with at UH began attending HBU after 2 years at UH. I could not swing the extra cost. UH is known as "the working man's college" in that many of the students support themselves, most do not live on campus, and many are "older" students. Plus, the tuition is relatively cheap.

    From what he told me, HBU is conservative central. Of course, coming from UH, home of the Lyndon LaRouche for Commie President caucus, I suppose the Democratic National Convention would have seemed conservative.
     
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    When I was there HBU regularly published the horoscope in their paper.
     

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