Friday, January 21, 2005

A Fresh Start for Baylor

After eighteen months of non-stop controversy, Robert Sloan has agreed to step aside as President of Baylor University. Both Sloan and the Regents agreed that his stepping down would be best for Baylor.

No Mainstream Baptist that I know has been pleased to see internal divisions and dissension at one of our flagship institutions. Thanks to Dr. Sloan for humbly removing himself as one element of conflict.

Hopefully this will give the Board of Regents and the faculty a fresh start that will enable them to work together and move forward with the work of God's Kindgom.

Here are some links to news reports about this:

Ethics Daily
Baptist Standard
Associated Baptist Press
Waco Tribune (Updated)
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Houston Chronicle
Dallas Morning News
San Antonio Express
Abilene Reporter News

Baptist Press

Links to other reports will be posted here as they become available.

1 comment:

RON said...

I could not disagree more with your stance on Dr. Sloan. As a Baylor grad from 97, I was saddened to see Dr. Sloan leave. I agree with his stance of bringing Christianity back to our Christian institution and for his willingness to stand for the TRUTH. We should never diminish the gospel of our Lord and it's importance in the education of our students and the foundation that it brings to our faculty. Unfortunately Dr. Sloan was left to fend for himself while the vultures circled. I am thankful for his leadership and wish him well.