Ken Starr Begins at Baylor

The New York Times reports on Ken Starr’s forthcoming tenure as the president of Baylor University. Starr begins on June 1. Here’s a snippet from the report:

“Baylor’s growth into a large research university is now irreversible, but its Christian character remains unsettled. Dr. Sloan recruited several prominent evangelicals, and was known to reject potential hires for not being able to articulate how faith had influenced their academic lives. Even so, the faculty is perceived to be more liberal in its Christianity than many Texas Baptists, including Baylor’s alumni.

“Despite his notorious prosecutorial history, Mr. Starr may be the Christian conciliator Baylor needs. In his faith life, he has tacked away from extremes, moving beyond denominational boundaries into a more universal Christianity.”

Read the rest here.

2 Responses to Ken Starr Begins at Baylor

  1. henrybish May 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    Bill Dembski has an interesting piece about this:

    http://www.uncommondescent.com/education/baylors-new-president-meets-baylors-new-super-genius-professor/

  2. Vaidas May 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm #

    Denny, how do you think it will affect Truett seminary at Baylor?

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