Friday, October 20, 2006

Tongues and the SBC

In the latest edition of the Criswell Theological Review Alan Street interviews Tom Hatley, Former Chair, International Mission Board of Trustees (Southern Baptist Convention) and discusses the new policy that “No person who is actively participating in or promoting glossolalia shall be approved for appointment by the International Mission Board. This includes a private prayer language.”

Also, earlier this week, the trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (by a vote of 36-1) passed the following resolution: "Southwestern will not knowingly endorse in any way, advertise, or commend the conclusions of the contemporary charismatic movement including private prayer language. Neither will Southwestern knowingly employ professors or administrators who promote such practices."

(HT: Denny Burk--who has all the latest for those who might be interested in these issues)