Patterson appointed pres. emeritus by SWBTS trustees

In a meeting that began at 1:30 p.m. May 22 and ended just after 3 a.m. May 23, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees appointed Paige Patterson president emeritus effective immediately. They also named as interim president of the seminary Jeffrey Bingham, dean of Southwestern's School of Theology, pending his acceptance.

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  • Judge sides with transgender teen

    by Kiley Crossland/WORLD, posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (17 hours ago)

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    GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (BP) -- A federal judge on Tuesday (May 22) said a Virginia school board violated the rights of a transgender teen by requiring that all students use the restroom corresponding to their biological gender.

    U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen declined to hear the Gloucester County School Board's request to dismiss the case, arguing the board violated former student Gavin Grimm's rights under the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause and the federal Title IX protections against gender-based discrimination. Read More

  • Trustees: Patterson move aims for 'benefit' of SWBTS

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (19 hours ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees say their decision to "move in the direction of new leadership" by making Paige Patterson president emeritus effective immediately was intended "for the benefit of the future mission of the seminary." Patterson's new role will come "with compensation" and was approved by a "majority vote."

    Patterson released a statement today (May 23) to Baptist Press in response to the trustee's decision. Read More

  • Mission:Dignity affirms couple's trust in God's care

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Tuesday, May 22, 2018 (yesterday)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- No matter how little they appeared to have, Roy and Janice Southern understood one undeniable truth: You can't out-give the Lord.

    Whether it was selling his gun to help a fellow seminary student at Criswell College pay for his textbooks or giving $100 from their Mission:Dignity gift to a widow they knew couldn't afford her medicine, the Southerns have been faithful throughout their lives to share what they had with others.

    "God promised us that He would take care of us if we were obedient to Him," ... Read More