HSU’s move against Pigott “devastating” by Susan Pigott of Abilene, Texas
The task is left to us as moderates and progressives to salvage any public sense that American Christianity is more than a regressive, hateful, power-grabbing institution.
While true that the university faces some financial challenges, to identify money as the primary factor that forced the seminary’s closing is a smokescreen that hides the real motive.
Response to Logsdon closing
Response to Logston closing by Les Hollon of San Antonio, Texas
Aaron Sorkin should tackle the “Parable of the Prodigal Son.” I’ve taken it upon myself to offer a rough draft to get him started.
Yes, these are hard times for theological education. But the closing of a second seminary founded by moderate Baptists feels like an abandonment of Baptists’ historic commitment to the effective preparation of ministers for congregational ministry.
Although bad character and bad behavior can certainly have a negative impact on others, public policy is a different kind of morality that affects many more people in much more profound ways.
Mitt Romney’s act of conscience compelled the President, the Senate and the rest of us to confront faith and conscience, religious liberty and dissent, at this moment in our nation’s troubled, divided history.