Kentucky Baptists to discuss theological integrity of Campbellsville University

The story of Jarvis Williams has reached the attention of Paul Chitwood, the executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. In a blog post on his Website, Chitwood writes:

In the next few weeks, a group of judicious and respected Kentucky Baptist leaders will engage representatives from Campbellsville University in what we trust will be an open and honest dialogue. The purpose of this undertaking is to better understand the theological convictions that chart CU’s course and whether or not those convictions are still compatible with the mission our Lord has given the churches of the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

Recent news that the university will not tenure a popular professor in their school of theology has solicited both an outpouring of support for the professor and swirling accusations about the university. For most Kentucky Baptists, a personnel matter at one of our nine agencies or institutions is a matter that should be handled privately by the administration without interference by the public.

Claims, however, that CU retains other professors in the school of theology who reject biblical authority and professors in other disciplines who affirm evolution, are difficult for many Kentucky Baptists to swallow. This is especially true when well over $1 million of their missions offerings are helping pay the salaries of those professors every year.

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3 Responses to Kentucky Baptists to discuss theological integrity of Campbellsville University

  1. Tom Parker April 21, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Maybe the best solution is for the Kentucky Baptist Convention to no longer allocate money to Campbellsville University.

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