SWBTS’ Stained-glass windows: GONE

I somehow missed this story when it was current.

Seminary removes stained glass windows
celebrating conservative takeover of SBC

Stained-glass windows immortalizing individuals who helped move the Southern Baptist Convention to a more theologically and socially conservative position in the late 20th century have been quietly removed from the chapel of one of the convention’s six seminaries.

This won’t make up for the serial indecencies of Paige Patterson and Paul Pressler as they orchestrated the ruin of dozens of careers, but at least pastors-in-training won’t see them celebrated as heroes.

In an October 2015 service, Patterson claimed that in 1978, there were only 16 professors at the SBC’s six theological seminaries that believed in the inerrancy of the Bible. But due to the conservative resurgence, Patterson said, there is not one professor today at an SBC seminary who does not believe in the infallibility of the Bible.

In addition to eliminating ‘heretics,’ the SBC seminaries did away with tenure, adapting instead an annual system of faculty votes to decide who is in ‘fellowship’ and who isn’t.

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