The Baptist Blogger was informed this morning that Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s interim president, Jeffrey Bingham, has authorized the release of Rev. Dwight McKissic’s banned 2006 sermon on the seminary’s digital archive. You can listen to it here.
Now we wait to see if the Ledbetters will report this development in the TEXAN. They certainly covered the sermon’s censorship with plenty of ink.
For the backstory:
Art Rogers (1966-2017): BOOOOOOM!!!
Southwestern trustee sermon on tongues prompts response
Seminary pulls plug on trustee’s online sermon
McKissic responds to Patterson’s censorship
Patterson’s defense of sermon censorship contradicts his own actions, critics say
McKissic resigns as seminary trustee
5 thoughts on “BREAKING: Bingham lifts censorship of McKissic sermon”
Patterson has reemerged from the shadows including a recent radio interview and many in the Twitter universe appear ready to edit Hebrews 11 to have his name added there. I think, however, that the pathetic pettiness in purging this preacher’s proclamation is a preferred premise for properly perceiving Patterson’s personality.
Seldom in 50 years have I heard a sermon that absolutely fits with my personal experiences with God. This one does!
Thanks for posting this, and for the link, and for the obvious part you played in bringing it all about.
Well said! May the Holy Triune God, and especially the person of Holy Spirit, be honored in the hearts of each one as we rejoice that He is no longer being defamed by the censorship of that sermon. Didn’t Jesus say in
Matthew 12:32 (KJV)
“And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the [world] to come.“
Personally, it seems to me that condemnation of those who are unified with the Holy Spirit in prayer in a private “language” is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. Paul teaches us that the Holy Spirit prays along with us in “groanings that cannot be uttered”. Romans 8:26.
May the spiritual consequences of the Patterson censorship be mercifully redeemed now in Bingham’s action.
Blessed be the Holy Name of the Triune God , Father, Son, and Spirit!
“blasphemy” over differences of interpretation and practice with regard to tongues and glossalalia?……..sheesh.
This sermon is uplifting, convicting, enlightening, and really about being completely submitted to the Holy God moment by moment. It’s mesaage is that we NEED the filling of the Holy Spirit to enable us to live out Galatians 2:20 and be Christ-followers in whatever practical outworking of His Loving service that the Lord calls us to this day. It is about truly living out “not my will, but Thine be done.”
One can only marvel that it was censored at all… God have mercy and redeem these grevious errors.