Category Archives for SWBTS

“Calvinistic Southern Baptists and Theology: A Traditionalist’s Response to the Founders Ministry”- Part 1

April 29, 2017

By Leighton Flowers

Editor’s Note: This article originally at soteriology 101 and is used by permission.

A good Calvinistic brother, Jared Longshore, posted an article entitled, “Calvinistic Southern Baptists and Theology” at Founders.org in which he addressed the chapel message of Dr. Rick Patrick at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Having once been a member of the Founders’ ministry and part of one of their church starts over a decade ago, I have great respect for these brethren and appreciate the cordial manner in which they confront these disputable matters within our convention.  In that spirit, this would be a good opportunity to offer one Traditionalist’s commentary on the Founders’ initial response to Patrick’s message. Continue reading

Evangelism Is Not A Spiritual Gift

April 11, 2017


By Matt Queen, Associate Professor of Evangelism and Associate Dean for Doctoral Programs

      Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Editor’s Note:  This article originally appeared at theologicalmatters.com and is used by permission.

The 1939 film adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz portrays the fantasy tale of Dorothy Gale’s journey to the Emerald City in order to inquire of its wizard the way home from Oz to Kansas. While on the yellow brick road to the city, she encounters and subsequently enlists a brainless Scarecrow, a hollow-chested Tin Man, and a cowardly Lion. In addition to Dorothy’s wish to go home, the Scarecrow desires a thinking brain; the Tin Man, a beating heart; and the Lion, ferocious courage. Continue reading

President Patterson Affirmed by SWBTS Trustees

October 24, 2014

by Ron F. Hale

The board of trustees of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary met on October 22nd and affirmed the leadership and evangelistic heart of Dr. Paige Patterson. This comes after board Chairman Steven James, of Lake Charles, Louisiana promised messengers in the Baltimore convention that an investigation would ensue.

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