Intellectual Cul-de-sac

“He took a generation of young ministers into an intellectual cul-de-sac and now they can only keep running in circles.”

So said Rev. Dr. Gary Furr about Rev. Dr. Albert Mohler. The occasion was the upcoming anniversary of Dr. Mohler’s installation as president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary thirty years ago.

Fortunately, I got out more than a decade before he arrived. I finished a master of divinity in 1977 and a doctor of philosophy in 1982. He came behind me earning the same two degrees. His doctoral dissertation sits next to mine separated only by that of my friend and mentor, the Rev. Dr. Dale Moody who taught at the school for almost 50 years.

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