Dwight McKissic’s blog….and some weekend reading.

Be sure and take note of Pastor Dwight McKissic’s new blog, found here, and the sermon by Fort Worth area pastor Todd Pylant of Benbrook Baptist Church. Rev. Pylant has been serving at Benbrook for several years, having succeeded the interim pastorate of Dr. David Crutchley.

Crutchley, you’ll remember, served as the Dean of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary under the appointment of President Ken Hemphill. After Hemphill chose to reassign Crutchley, the former dean continued to serve as an esteemed professor of New Testament until Patterson forced his resignation two years ago. Today Crutchley serves as a professor of religion at Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN.

The following news stories from Baptist Press might be helpful to you:

SWBTS trustees elect David Crutchley on secret ballot vote.

Another article on Crutchley’s election.

Article about Crutchley soon after his appointment.

Crutchley takes heat for requiring professor signatures to BFM2000.

Hemphill reassigns Crutchley.

SWBTS trustee chairman criticizes Crutchley’s leadership.

Texas Baptists respond to Crutchley’s treatment at seminary.

Hemphill resigns…responds to allegations about trustee pressure.

David Allen elected SWBTS trustee chairman at Hemphill’s departure; Denny Autrey appointed to chair presidential search committee.

Autrey’s committee nominates Patterson for SWBTS post.

Patterson appoints David Allen as new theology dean; Autrey installed as seminary dean for Houston campus.


What Will Wiley Do….next?

Check out ABP’s new article on our 2nd Vice President, Wiley Drake. I can’t say that I would do things just like Wiley has, but I can certainly say that I’m enjoying the sense of humor that Wiley has about his convention role. I’ve received more than a few phonecalls in recent weeks from people asking me to “get Wiley under control.”

But we’ve had too much control for too long in the SBC. No Baptist minister worth his ordination certificate would try to control a man’s voice, or his prayer life, or his church, or his trustees, or his blog. And while Wiley is giving some folks headaches for his “irrepressibility,” I’m loving that somebody is out there reminding everybody that Baptists are a bunch with diverse personalities and a common commitment to making a difference for the Kingdom.

You may not like Wiley…but you gotta love him.

Faculty Recruitment…

It’s not going to be easy to find the right lady to instruct and indoctrinate the young girls preparing for motherhood through Southwestern Seminary’s new degree in homemaking. Locating a woman for the faculty who possesses the lofty credentials and elegant temperament necessary to build a credible program will prove as difficult as searching for a can of vienna sausages at Pecan Manor.

She must be family-oriented, righteously zealous for the things of God, demonstrably experienced in meal preparation, meticulous about the proper hemline/neckline/waistline of her garments (so as not to offend certain Joshua Convergers), and sufficiently concerned about the incipient forms of false teaching that now threaten the fundamentalist hegemony of the SBC.

If anybody has the resume of the lady in this video, please forward it to:

Dean Emir Caner
The College at Southwestern
PO Box 22000
Ft. Worth, TX 76122