Southern Baptist Legalistic Seminary?
Steve McCoy, in the comments section to his “Open Letter to SBC Seminary Students,” claims that some of us are in fear of getting “blacklisted” around here and in the SBC due to legalism at SBTS (specifically regarding the alcohol issue) and other SBC seminaries as well.
Now, while I really don’t want to start a tempest in a blogpost, let me just say that the incredulity of this claim is staggering to me. Maybe I’m a little insulated from “seminary politics” because I belong to an isolated community (the Deaf community), but even so I find it extremely difficult to believe this is true. Are Southern Seminary students really on the chopping block if they exercise their right to have a differing viewpoint from the administration? And over an issue that really is silly when you get down to it?
For his sake, I hope Steve sheds a little light on this claim. I understand that he’s apparently been asked not to name names, but that just makes the claim more suspect to me. Do you guys have any opinion on this? Is this really the atmosphere we learn, study, and fellowship in? If it truly is, things have certainly changed since I first enrolled, and it will make me happy to be graduating soon. A top-notch education tarnished (in my mind and in the mind of others) over something stupid.
To Jason Doty: sorry about the rules, I completely forgot once I woke up and got busy doing church things. There’s a Weird-O-Cron™ with your name on it in the works by dinnertime. Just so you know, I work in Building 1.