Palm Sunday and the Gift of Disillusionment
Paige Patterson has resigned. Imagine if he were Tim Cook.
The December sky was low and gray on the morning I woke up and could not feel my hands. I wrung out my arms, hoping the sensation would return. I shook them violently to no avail. Rushing to the bathroom, I held them under hot water. Then frigid water. Neither helped… Read More…
What Alcoholics Anonymous could teach Paige Patterson
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s embattled president, Paige Patterson, was relieved of his duties following more than 13 hours of deliberation by the school’s board of trustees.
Why Paige Patterson’s apology may not be enough
Jonathan Merritt, who writes On Faith & Culture for RNS, invited Seth Haines — author of "Coming Clean: A Story of Faith" — to write this guest column on his blog.
In a #Metoo moment, will Southern Baptists hold powerful men accountable?
In just two weeks, Paige Patterson has done what none could have predicted: He’s given America’s largest Protestant denomination two black eyes.
The Southern Baptist Convention’s statement of faith calls on its members to “contend for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.” But the nation’s largest Protestant denomination must now decide whether that includes situations in which respected men have abused their power with women.