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Featured Professor Dismissed by Southwest Baptist University

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by rlvaughn, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Rob_BW

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    Well, they're graduates of the institution, so I reckon they have a right to voice their opinions. Everyone else seems to have voiced their's.
     
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    Yep. They are unanimous, except for one, so they didn't let him vote.
     
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    I searched to find the statement of faith of SBU (referenced in the president's letter). It can be found at the bottom of the page HERE:

    University Charter for Southwest Baptist University
    Article XVI, Section 2

    The Board of Trustees adopts the following Statement of Faith and Belief:

    It is hereby expressly declared that Southwest Baptist University is, and must forever remain, distinctively a Baptist institution. It must conserve, defend, and promote the fundamentals of the Baptist Faith, and in all its teachings and policies conform to and be in harmony with the established and acknowledged principles and policies of Baptist churches affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention and with the Southern Baptist Convention.

    We hold the following as fundamental Baptist Doctrine:
    1. Belief in the inspiration and all sufficient authority of the Bible in all matters of Christian faith and practice.
    2. The absolute Deity, the Virgin birth, the vicarious death, the bodily resurrection, the visible second coming, and the supreme Lordship of Jesus Christ.
    3. That salvation is only and wholly by grace through faith.
    4. That the human conditions of salvation are—Repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
    5. That the individual soul is competent to deal directly with God through Christ.
    6. That all members are entitled to equal privileges in the church.
    7. That the true ideal of the relations between church and state is "a free church and a free state."
    8. That a church is a body of baptized believers associated together in solemn covenant, with Christ as its head and the scriptures as its Law, to worship God, conserve and administer the ordinances of His house, and to preach the Gospel to the world.
    9. The ordinances of the church are two, viz: Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
    10. That baptism is immersion in water, by a scripturally authorized administrator, of a believer in Christ; that its purpose is to symbolize the death of the subject to sin and his resurrection to a newness of life.
    11. That the Lord's Supper is memorial in nature and that the terms of admission to the supper are regeneration, baptism, and church membership.
     
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    Dr. David Dockery, head of the Peer Assessment Committee discussed above, has been tapped for plum post at the new-era SWBTS: theologian-in-residence (position Paige Patterson was to have assumed at retirement).

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    [President Adam W. Greenway announced Aug. 27 during the seminary’s fall convocation Dr. David Dockery will serve as the inaugural theologian-in-residence for the B.H. Carroll Center for Baptist Heritage and Mission as well as special consultant to the president.]

    Congratulations!
     
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    May 30, 2018 Statement | Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    "...terminate Dr. Paige Patterson, effective immediately, removing all the benefits, rights and privileges...including the title of President Emeritus, the invitation to reside at the Baptist Heritage Center as theologian-in-residence and ongoing compensation..."
     
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    I spoke to someone who worked in the Redford College of Theology at SBU and Dr. Clint Bass has been offered two different professorships at two different schools. Rodney Reeves, the now former Dean of Redford has resigned and is now pastoring in Arkansas.
     
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    It sounds like they fired Bass for being a whistle blower.
     
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    No, apparently he's decided to become a chaplain:

    Dismissed academic headed to Army
    Hopefully he can make a fresh start and leave the scheming behind!
     
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    Oh boy, more drama. In public, at the state Baptist convention!

    Annual Meeting crowd stunned as Jackie, wife of Clint Bass, publicly confronts school's president

    "big kerfuffle....wife of former Southwest Baptist Professor Clint Bass took to the microphone during the Q&A time after The Southwest Baptist report, and asked President Eric Turner if he regretted firing her husband. His answer...'no'. She then asked President Turner to enumerate her husband’s fireable offenses. President Turner did not go into great detail, but did offer a few...Mrs. Bass gets a C- for bad form."
     
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    A report from the committee in July found that the school’s statement of faith was inadequate and not implemented effectively (“virtually irrelevant” in the hiring, promoting, and tenure process). Dockery said the school’s statement of faith was more than 100 years old and only covered Baptist distinctives, not Christian essentials, like the Trinity and the gospel. The school had not adopted any form of the Baptist Faith and Message. Dockery said it could take two or three years to know if SBU has implemented all the recommended changes, but the MBC demanded the school make two changes in the next few months: adopt the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and name the convention as the “sole member” of the corporation.
     
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    A matter of perspective, I suppose. Insider threats moving the school from SBC and theological conservative to CBF and liberal seems like its own type of scheming. It's played out in enough institutions already, but we already know that.
     
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    Whatever! The administration just hired away a theology professor from fundamentalist Baptist Bible College (Springfield, Mo.) LOL

    SBU selects Kimbrough as theology professor
     
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    Sounds like a Southern Baptist returning home.
     
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    Whistle blower that is the word for it. As if you try to tell. Then you will get fired instead of a thank you in return sadly.
     
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    and now they've put Kimbrough in charge:

    SBU News • June 2020

    "Kimbrough will oversee the academic Division of Theology and Ministry"

    "'Starting in July 2018 with my first visit to campus, I talked about the importance of spiritual development, including the integration of faith and learning,' said SBU President Dr. Eric A. Turner....'This...elevates this critical aspect of our mission'."
     
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