An ecumenical network is taking shape to preserve the heritage of Logsdon Seminary after it is closed next year by Hardin-Simmons University.
Trustees of Hardin-Simmons University voiced “full confidence” in President Eric Bruntmyer – under fire since the Feb. 7 decision to close Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-aligned Logsdon Seminary – during a called meeting Feb. 27. An open letter from the university’s board…
More than 300 concerned alumni and friends of Hardin-Simmons University produced a strongly worded open letter Feb. 16 seeking answers about the recently announced closing of Logsdon Seminary.
From Robert P. Sellers in Abilene, Texas
HSU’s move against Pigott “devastating”
The seminary’s closing will also be a blow for Christians in West Texas because the nearest alternatives are hours away.
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.
An announcement late Friday that Hardin-Simmons University is closing its Logsdon Seminary surprised faculty, raised questions and prompted protests from students, alumni and friends.
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.