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US Baptist leaders urge House Speaker Mike Johnson to support Ukrainian Christians

United States RNS Southern Baptist leaders have written to US House Speaker Mike Johnson, a member and former official of their denomination, urging him to support Ukraine in Russia’s war against its Eastern European neighbour. “As you consider efforts to support Ukraine, we humbly ask that you consider the plight of Christians,” wrote the leaders, […]

In the US, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary names David Dockery as new president

David Dockery was elected the 10th president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

United StatesRNS Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary announced this week that longtime Christian educator David Dockery had been named the school’s president, seven months after the former president resigned unexpectedly. Dockery has been serving as interim president of Southwestern since September, 2022, after the departure of Adam Greenway, who had been installed in February, 2019. David Dockery was […]

In the US, Adam Greenway resigns as Southwestern Seminary president

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United StatesRNS The president of one of the Southern Baptist Convention’s largest seminaries resigned last Friday, less than four years after taking office. Adam Greenway was elected president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2019, in hopes that he would help the school recover from the controversial tenure of former President Paige Patterson, who was […]

US seminary board fires Paige Patterson in dramatic turnabout

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RNS Facing fresh evidence of an alleged rape cover-up by its former President Paige Patterson, the board of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary voted to strip Dr Patterson of the title and benefits it had granted him while ushering him out of the seminary’s leadership a week ago. In a statement posted to its website Wednesday, […]

In the US, Southern Baptists see ‘judgment of God’ in #MeToo reckoning

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RNS One day after the removal of a prominent seminary president following a series of contentious remarks about women, Southern Baptists have begun a public reckoning. The forced retirement of Paige Patterson, the president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, has broken a dam of anger, resentment and recrimination both for his […]

Paige Patterson removed as head of Southern Baptist seminary in #MeToo shake-up

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RNS Paige Patterson, the embattled president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s largest seminary, was asked to step down after an outpouring of criticism for his comments on women, including advice he gave to a woman to stay with her abusive husband and new reports he asked another woman not to report a rape. The departure […]