Tea Talks with Dottie P: The Builder President

Our sincere apologies, ladies. We are a little late for tea time today, but we have a very special guest.  In today’s episode of “Tea Talks with Dottie P,” we welcome Big Daddy, who’s going to tell us how his own presidency compares to that of Dr. Robert Naylor (student population: 4,145 upon retirement). No wonder they called him “The Builder President.”

So pour yourself some fresh Darjeeling, spread the Devon cream or whipped butter* on your scones, and enjoy our little chat this afternoon. Maybe together we can think of a lasting moniker for the Patterson era at Southwestern since “Builder President” is already taken.

*Disclaimer: The butter was not violently whipped, only non-injuriously.

The chapel tape Paige Patterson didn’t want you to see


“Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the Lord,” — Proverbs 20:10

Southwestern Seminary IT personnel have been busy scrubbing their digital archives in recent days. Nevertheless, the Baptist Blogger has already harvested terabytes of cloud data from the institution thanks to the help of Southwestern whistleblowers both on and off campus.

In September 2014, Paige Patterson used the seminary chapel service to address some controversial issues. Among them was his opposition to departing IMB President David Platt.  But before he told the students what he really thought about Platt, he told them he didn’t want anybody to Tweet what he said.

Watch the video, which is not published on the seminary’s website and currently unlisted on the seminary’s official YouTube channel, and hear for yourself how Paige Patterson talks about his colleagues and counterparts in the Southern Baptist Convention:

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