Independent Baptist School Yokes Up with Driscoll Church

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges / Seminaries' started by Jerome, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Jerome

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    http://www.corban.edu/news/2013/12/03/corban-partners-mars-hill-church

     
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    The school is not really independant baptist as those on this board would think of the term. In bygone years they were General assoc. of regular baptist approved but today I think they would be more in the conservative baptist assoc. mindset. (in other words evangelical rather than fundamental.)
     
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    They state on their website that their religious affiliation is "Independent Baptist".:wavey:
     
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    Doubt many inddys would agree :) Not really sure about the "university" part either, it is a very small school. It was Western baptist bible college then western baptist college then western college and then western and now corban.
     
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    I did some further checking, and Corban was associated with the Southern Baptist Northwestern convention several years ago; not sure if they still are. Corban's not listed on the sbc.net college and universities page.

    Interesting: Once upon a time there was Los Angeles Baptist College and Seminary. The college is now in John MacArthur's hands, the seminary's now part of Corban, aligned with with Mark Driscoll.
     
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    Maybe they have the "independent" thing down (supporting missionaries directly rather than through a mission board, etc) and just not the necessarily the rest of the aspects of an IFBC.
     
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    Would be interested in reading the articles of their link to ifb and southern baptists. Also the link of MacArtur's school and Corban.
     
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    https://support.corban.edu/node/22296

    Los Angeles Baptist College was taken over by John MacArthur and became his nondenominational 'Master's College' in the 1980s.
     
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    Baptist Press

    I'm presuming the 'five year covenant' with the Southern Baptists was not extended. Western/Corban's Reno Hoff gave reports at the Convention until 2009.
     
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    Thanks, just looking for students I'd guess. They have been shifting/expanding
    for years.
     
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    We've seen this before.

    Most of the independent Baptist colleges all over the US were started by mega-pastors during or after the modernist-fundamentalist controversy in the 1910-1930s.

    There's nothing new under the sun. ;)

    Hope it works out for Driscoll and the college. Say what you want about the guy and his ministry, but he has a large platform and preaches a saving Jesus Christ. I'm for that part of his ministry! :)
     

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