Four SBC Seminary Presidents Chide Founders Ministries for Causing Disunity
Yesterday, Founder’s Ministries released the trailer for an upcoming documentary, “By What Standard?” about the dangers of social justice and its impact in the Southern Baptist Convention.
Names like Al Mohler, Danny Akin, Jason Allen, and Adam Greenway (presidents of the top four Southern Baptist seminaries) are all included as interviewed participants. Though the trailer suggests a sensible theological and philosophical examination of the movement, within hours, all four seminary presidents made their opposition clear.
Mohler, the president of Southern, stated he was “alarmed” by the trailer, suggesting it was disrespectful and dishonest.
Akin, the president of Southeastern, was “disappointed” that what he described as “edited footage,” was “misleading.”
Allen, the president of Midwestern, attacked what he presumed will be an “uncharitable & unhelpful” movie.
Greenway, Paige Patterson’s new replacement at Southwestern, suggested he did not want his interview footage included when he said he would “not be part of an agenda that seeking to divide Southern Baptist unnecessarily.”
Essentially, all four seminary presidents chided Founders Ministries for causing “disunity,” a charge not one of them has dared to publicly level against Southern Baptist Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile, when he proclaimed all whites were complicit in the death of Martin Luther King Jr. Or, how about Southeastern Professor Walter Strickland, who publicly admitted, to the NY Times, that he was teaching the ideas of Liberation Theologian James Cone? Where were these four when Russel Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said he would attend a gay wedding reception? Nate Collins, a Southern graduate and former faculty member, wasn’t told he was causing disunity when he organized “Revoice,” a conference soft-peddling homosexual orientation.