Briefly noted

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth will not be allowed to exhibit at the Baptist General Convention of Texas meeting this fall—further fallout from the deteriorating relationship between the Texas convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. A new policy governing exhibits at the annual meeting emphasizes ministries related to and supportive of the BGCT, one of the few state Baptist conventions controlled by moderate Baptists. As a result, Southwestern and the five other SBC seminaries will not be welcome at the November gathering in San Antonio. Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern, said he was “dumbfounded” by the decision. Leaders of the BGCT said theological changes in the SBC justify the move.


This article is available to subscribers only. Please subscribe for full access—subscriptions begin at $2.95. Already have an online account? Log in now. Already a print subscriber? Create an online account for no additional cost.

This article is available to subscribers only.

To post a comment, log inregister, or use the Facebook comment box.