By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
Al Mohler is probably one of the most recognizable Southern Baptist leaders in our convention today. I have known Al for more than three decades, beginning when he was editor of The Christian Index in Georgia.
I can’t say I have always agreed with Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, especially when it comes to Calvinistic views. It’s no secret that Southern Seminary has been a leading proponent of Calvinism.
Be that as it may, that doesn’t mean we can’t agree on some issues. I applaud the stand he and trustees of Southern Seminary took Oct. 12 during their trustee meeting.
Southern Seminary, founded in 1859 in Greenville, S.C., has received pressure in recent months by some Southern Baptists to remove the names of founding president James P. Boyce and founding faculty members John Broadus, Basil Manley Jr., and William Williams from seminary buildings because they all once owned slaves. [Read more…]