From the Pews: The Danger of Power and Prestige

Paige Patterson, former head of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), is receiving criticism and being challenged on multiple situations. His comments counseling a woman who was being abused by her husband to stay in the marriage in 2004 have resurfaced....

The Tale of Two Presidents at Southwestern Seminary

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Southern Baptist Convention seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, has relieved President Paige Patterson of his responsibilities. Patterson’s status has been in question for weeks after reports surfaced that years ago he...

Is There Hope for Evangelical Women? – Part 2

Beth Moore’s courage to speak out, even at the cost of her reputation and possibly her ministry, gave me hope that the evangelical world would finally listen. Even so, much work remains to be done in light of the continued support for Paige Patterson, president...

Is There Hope for Evangelical Women? – Part 1

My daughter and I were walking our new puppy when my phone buzzed. It was a Twitter notification from my fellow blogger Chris Gehrz about Beth Moore’s open letter. I stopped dead and started reading. It was a few seconds before I realized how far I was lagging...

Patterson Apologizes, Defends Admitting Muslim Student

Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) messengers pressed Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson to explain his decision to admit a Muslim doctoral student in violation of the seminary’s admissions policies at the annual SBC meeting being...