Has anyone mourned the loss of certain Bible Colleges???

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  1. AVL1984

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    I grew up with many people who went to Tennessee Temple in Chattanooga, TN. Many also went to Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Minnesota or Midwestern Theological Seminary in Michigan. I was surprised when I learned that TTU had gone "down the tubes" theologically and spiritually, and I live only an hour or so away from that former institution. I was surprised when I got an email notifying me of Midwestern's closing, and then when Pillsbury went out the way it did, I was disappointed. Having gone to Maranatha Baptist Bible College, now Maranatha Baptist University, I felt for those students in MN at PBBC.
    Has anyone here really missed these institutions, or have they felt anything about the closures? Are there others that have gone by the wayside that I'm not aware of?
    I know that one college I went to was at Averyville Baptist Church in E. Peoria, IL, known as Fellowship Baptist College. But, David Coyle and the board had closed it back in the 90's. I heard it had re-opened in Indiana (Carmel) I believe. Anyone know anything about that or if it is still in operation?
     
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    what do you mean? TT is in with Piedmont http://www.piedmontu.edu/. I am perplexed by your statement, could you please clarify?
     
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    I went to Fellowship baptist college of Indiana for a year. It is now in Moorsville Indiana. I believe it is heading the wrong direction musically though.
     
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    The news here in the Nashville area stated a few years back that Tennessee Temple University, a longtime Independent Baptist College and then Southern Baptist affiliated college had closed and that many of the students had transferred to other colleges as they could. I believe it was around that time that someone sent me a copy of something that a man named "David Cloud" had written, and it was about the decline of Tennessee Temple University, of which he is a grad. I haven't been able to get Piedmont to load into my computer (dialup, you know how slow that is...), but am interested in learning if that is the case. Thanks for the input. I know too many people who graduated from TTU, and was surprised to hear their stories of decline. and closure.
     
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    I went to the Peoria, IL school in 1980 for one semester around the time the President of the college and his wife divorced and a co-pastor of the church (Averyville) was called in to assist. I came back the following year, but things had not gotten much better and ended up at Maranatha the following year. My wife and I finally went back to Fellowship back in the 1990's, but the same old politics were in place and we weren't convinced of Pastor Coyle's leadership. It was just a year or so later that he announced that the school was closing.
    I liked when Pastor Jack Gwinn was the pastor of Averyville and the President of the college. It seemed to grow under him and his leadership.
    Who is President of the school now?
     
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    "a man named "David Cloud""

    You might want to do some research on this man/his writings to know him.
     
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    You most likely will not get many mourning the loss of obscure schools as they are not well known.
     
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    Back in the 60's-early 90's, Pillsbury, TTU and Midwestern were fairly well known in the circle of IFB churches I was raised in, along with HAC and several others. We only had a slight few who went to HAC, but many chose TTU and Pillsbury. But, they did start to become quite obscure for some reason. Don't know if it was just because they weren't into the contemporary music scene, newer versions of the Bible, or what. Maybe you could give me some insight on why, Revmitchell.
     
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    I used to receive his newsletter, and I found him to be quite obnoxious and hateful. In my own personal correspondence with him on several things, he was not only insulting, but degrading, not just to me, but to the people who had spoken well of him. I didn't check up on his opinions of TTU, as in the one article he made it quite clear he was "ashamed" of their positions compared to when he was there.
     
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    RevM, TTU and Pillsbury were not obscure schools. Though, a SBCer might consider them to be so. I can't speak to TTU. But, Pillsbury was the follow on to W. B. Riley's Northwestern Schools. Maranatha Baptist University is a spin off due to acrimony between R. V. Clearwaters and B. M. Cedarholm.
     
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    Pastor Brandon Sichting
     
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    David Cloud is a great Bible scholar. The man is a wealth of knowledge and many Baptists would do well to take heed to his warnings.
     
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