In a chapel service 20 years to the day after his inauguration as the ninth president of SBTS, trustee chairman E. Todd Fisher read a resolution of “thanksgiving and appreciation,” unanimously adopted during the Oct. 14-15 semi-annual meeting, according to a Baptist Press news story.
The resolution notes “vehement opposition and sometimes deeply personal attacks upon himself and family members by elements of the faculty, alumni and others” during his tenure.
Further it repeatedly commends him for his “commitment to restore a confessional seminary based on the total truthfulness of God’s Word” resulting in the “finest collection of evangelical scholars in the world,” in the “largest number of Master of Divinity students in any seminary,” in “an endowment more than thirty million dollars larger,” and in new academic programs.
Pointing to Mohler’s involvement in the life of the denomination, the resolution mentions leadership roles such as longtime president of the Council of Seminary Presidents, Program and Structure Study Committee (1995), Baptist Faith & Message study committees (1998, 2000), the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force (2010), and the Calvinism Advisory Committee (2013).
The resolution also notes Mohler is admired as an “innovative communicator of evangelical convictions to the broader evangelical society.”
A special fall edition of the Southern Seminary Magazine, online at on.gofbw.com/16vOYZI includes articles on the seminary’s progress since 1993, Mohler’s role as a denominational statesman and communicator, and Mary Mohler’s leadership of the Seminary Wive’s Institute. A special October edition of Towers, online at on.gofbw.com/16vPh6L the campus news magazine includes a profile of Mohler and a photo essay of a day in the life of Mohler.
For more information and a full copy of the resolution, go online to http://on.gofbw.com/1al0Pc4
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