SBTS and the Conservative Resurgence Revisted

I recently had a conversation with a graduate of SBTS from the mid-70's who claimed Southern never had liberal professors (I guess it depends on your definition) and made the troubling statements, "I wouldn't eat at the table with Mohler" and, "I would take my Southern over your Southern if I had to choose."

I find the comments troubling & offensive because I don't know if he considers Dr. Mohler to be a brother in Christ, or if it is just because Dr. Mohler helped bring SBTS back to its historic roots and to a position as a respected institution once again; a move that many from the 70's do not like because of the steps required to make it happen.

As a student of Southern Seminary I am generally proud of the institution and its leadership. Personally, I believe Dr. Mohler is man of integrity and is sincere in his desire to glorify God though his presidency of SBTS, even if it means taking an unpopular position on certain issues. Even for those that do not agree with him on certain non-essential issues, I would be real careful about making such negative comments about a brother or sister in Christ unless it's due to them holding a heretical doctrinal position.


To God be the Glory

God's greatness and love for us never ceases to amaze me. Our move to Louisville went smoothly and He provided for all of our needs.

However, I'm scheduled to begin my new job almost a month later than I had planned, so things were getting a little tight financially with some worries creeping in whether we'd be able to afford bills and my classes (shame on us).

He then reminded us how utterly reliant we are on Him for our very breath and that it's His grace alone and not our own self-sufficiency that our needs are met. Our home church learned of our need and has given generously to more than make up any financial deficiency.. Praise the Lord!

In the words of Spurgeon, "If hunger brings us to our knees it is more useful to us than feasting; if thirst drives us to the fountain it is better than the deepest draughts of worldly joy; and if fainting leads to crying it is better than the strength of the mighty."