BJU welcoming Reformed professor

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    http://bibleconference.bju.edu

    https://prts.edu/academics/faculty/

    Dr. Michael Barrett will be speaking at BJU this year. BJU is not Reformed nor Calvinist, although there are Calvinists that attend there/work there. When I attended BJU from 2007-2009 students were not allowed to attend churches outside of the BJU church list which included all 9 Marks Calvinist churches in the area because I believe the separating lines was over music. Also BJU holds to a Teetotalist view on alcohol, yet many Reformed do not so can anyone elaborate on why BJU would welcome a professor from a Reformed College?
     
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    That PRTS bio says Barrett taught at BJU for almost 30 years. So I reckon he must get along alright with the administration there.
     
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    You beat me to the punch. Yes, he was professor of Ancient languages and Old Testament theology and interpretation. He's a good guy. I recommend his sermons and books.

    There have been exceptional Calvinists on the faculty there, including historin David O. Beale. And of course, a favorite of mine --Dr. Edward Panosian, who taught Church History for half a century at BJU.
     
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    I had David Beale in a history class. A history scholar indeed.
     
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    The speaker mentioned is a minister with the fundamentalist Free Presbyterians, with which BJU has a long history of fellowship. Free Presbyterians regularly speak at the BJU Bible Conference.

    And no, he doesn't agree with you on booze.
     
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    Several area churches are listed on both the 9Marks and BJU lists.
    As you have been told before, the 9Marks church search list is not exclusively Calvinist.
     
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    Faith Free Presbyterian which I have been to before. Ean Paisley. Yes I remember thanks.
     
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    No it is not, but not all 9 Marks churches are on the BJU list.
     
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    Ken Gentry is a Presbyterian and wrote the book God gave wine, but he must be a different type of Presbyterian.
     
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    Most conservative Presbyterians believe that drinking is perfectly acceptable, but drunkedness is forbidden by the Scriptures. There of couse may be a number of folks within these Reformed denominations that do not drink alcohol at all. The Bible Presbyterians have it almost as an article of faith not to drink.
     
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    Bible Presbyterians?
     

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