Ken Silva over at Christian Research Network has the lowdown:
Calvinists to be “Let Go” from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBC)
Here’s Pastor Silva’s analysis:
So with the Southern Baptist Convention rife with purpose driven apostasy, contemplative spirituality, and embracing the Emergence rebellion against Sola Scriptura, this is their solution; persecute Calvinists? Well, come to think of it to continue their return home to Rome they’d have to eventually. Guess there’s no time like the present.
He has links to further commentary on this issue at this post.
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Update (02/04/09): A representative of SWBTS has contacted Pastor Silva saying that (1) there have been meetings in which professors were questions about their soteriology and church affiliation and (2) there has been tension between those who hold to the Doctrines of Grace and those who do not. As the post says, “We’ll see.”
Update (02/15/09): Tom Ascol comments on this “dust-up” (as he calls it) and provides a timeline of the incident” and how it broke. He also gives us some helpful lessons from this incident. Reflections on the dust-up over Calvinism at SWBTS