TN Temple SBC

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  1. mjohnson7

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    Anyone noticed the TTU Google ads here on the BB that advertise TTU as being Southern Baptist? Hmm...I am sure that's upsetting to some fundies!
     
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    And so you started a thread to poke a finger in the eye of those "fundies"?
     
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    I imagine it's more upsetting to some SBs.
     
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    When the Conservative Resurgence was a done deal, several Independent Baptist churches and schools identified themselves with Southern Baptists. Among them Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church in Virginia. An IFB church here in Paducah has affiliated with the SBC, but did not join the local association or Kentucky Baptist Convention.

    For TTU to identify with the SBC is not so surprising. I'd be surprised if many of TTU's alumni got bent out of shape over it.
     
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    I'm a TTU grad. This is old news to all of us.

    Are you saying there are no SBC fundamentalists? I'm still plugged in at TTU (relatives and friends in the faculty), and know that most if not all there at TTU still consider themselves fundamentalists.
     
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    Not at all. There are definitely some Southern Baptist fundamentalists. I just remember seeing TTU ads in the Sword of the Lord a few years ago. Its readers would appalled by its claim of being SBC. However, don't misinterpret what I am saying....the Sword of the Lord and its readership has "shifted" IMO from where Dr Rice was. I would consider myself a fundamentalist, but I cannot stomach how some have distorted that movement.
     
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    And I am sure that many TTU grads would agree with you.
     
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    Actually, TTU has been long declining and the current change is no big deal. I've recently talked with two different pastor friends who tell me they are ashamed to tell anyone they are Temple grads.

    The problem is that the school long ago lost contact with its alumni. There has never been much of an alumni association, and at times (including nowadays) we have been completely ignored. A college simply can't ignore their alumni and prosper. It is the alumni who send students and support.

    My Uncle and Aunt who teach there tell me that the distance education students number over 1000 nowadays. Well and good. That's no doubt the future of the school.
     

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