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Oklahoma State University Diversity Coordinator Lawrence Ware Writes Op-Ed In ‘New York Times’ on Why He Is Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention

The first time I was called a nigger to my face was by a fellow camper at a Southern Baptist Convention retreat near Oklahoma City. I was 13, and it was 1995. Devastated, I complained to a counselor who suggested I pray for the ability to turn the other cheek.

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Adam “A.T.” Thomason Gives Ways Southern Baptists Can Grow from SBTS Professors’ Racially Insensitive Photo

Many Christians are questioning what Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is planning to do to ensure growth can come from last week's debacle in which faculty members shared a racially insensitive photograph of themselves posing as gangster rappers in an image titled "Notorious S.O.P." (more…)

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Lecrae Rejects Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Request for ‘Dialogue’ Amid Backlash Over Racist Photo and Suggests School Seek Out ‘More Qualified’ Individuals

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary asked Christian rapper Lecrae for his help after getting severe backlash for a racist photo of faculty members supposedly dressed as rappers. (more…)

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LISTEN: Picture of Seminary Professors Dressed as Rappers Causes Controversy (UCNN 04/28/17)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/picture-of-seminary-professors-dressed-as-rappers-causes-controversy-ucnn-042817 1. Daily Mail - Five seminary professors in Texas wore bandanas, hoodies and gold chains, and one held what appeared to be a gun close to his chest in an effort to dress up like rappers as part of a going away celebration for one of their own. But several

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Wow! International Publication, Daily Mail, Picks Up Story About Backlash Over Southwestern Seminary Professors’ ‘Gangsta Rap’ Photo

Five seminary professors in Texas wore bandanas, hoodies and gold chains, and one held what appeared to be a gun close to his chest in an effort to dress up like rappers as part of a going away celebration for one of their own. (more…)

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Reformed African American Network’s Jemar Tisby on Why a Racially Insensitive Photo of Southern Baptist Seminary Professors Matters

A Southern Baptist seminary professor on Tuesday posted a jaw-dropping photo on Twitter that has resurfaced questions for white evangelicals and their attitudes about race. (more…)

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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Apologizes for ‘Offensive’ Twitter Photo Featuring Preaching Professors Dressed as Hip Hop Artists

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has "deeply" apologized for a photograph posted by faculty members on social media featuring some of the seminary's preaching professors dressed as hip hop artists. (more…)

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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Launches Center for Early Christian Studies

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has launched a new center dedicated to the study of the ancient church -- the Southwestern Center for Early Christian Studies (SCECS). (more…)

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A Hill on Which “Not” to Die: Dwight McKissic Sr. Gives Biographical Reflections and Ruminations on the SBC and Responses to the Graham-Moore Controversy

By William Dwight McKissic, Sr. At the conclusion of a recent Chapel service at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on March 8th, I stood in line to shake Judge Paul Pressler’s hand—an iconic and venerated figure in Southern Baptist Convention life. Judge Pressler greeted me warmly, as he always does. I immediately

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Seminary Students Encouraged by Frank Page’s Fruitful Witness After 35 Years

Engaging in door-to-door evangelism earlier this year, two seminary students came across a house they almost overlooked because of its obscurity. When they knocked on the door, Jackie, a man with a unique connection to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, answered the door. (more…)

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Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson Says Evangelicals Should Be Like Hitler’s Army on Election Day and Vote For Trump Over Clinton

What do April 30, 1945, and Nov. 8, 2016, have in common? The first date was the culmination of World War II. On that fateful day, Adolf Hitler apparently shot himself in the mouth as Russian soldiers moved in on his compound. But in the midst of all that tragedy, an

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Southern Baptists Debating Whether Scripture Sufficiently Defines the Distinct Roles of Women and Men

While previous generations battled over the inerrancy of God's Word, a current debate among Southern Baptists deals with the sufficiency of Scripture to define the distinct roles of women and men. (more…)

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Evangelicals Respond to Female Military Draft Proposal

The House Armed Services Committee's recommendation that women be required to register for the draft has provoked reactions from an array of evangelicals, including Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary first lady Dorothy Patterson and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. (more…)

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Men’s Game Banquet at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Sees 191 Professions of Faith

Nearly 2,000 men and boys gathered for the Men's Game Banquet on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. United by a love for the great outdoors, 191 responded to the Gospel message by surrendering their lives to Jesus Christ. (more…)

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Hundreds Pray, Rally Against Abortion at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Hundreds gathered for a multi-church, community-wide pro-life rally after six women decided they had to "do something" tangible to stand for life. The event, organized by the group Locals for Life, was hosted at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. (more…)

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