Thursday, August 07, 2008

Update: Criswell College Prez Resigns

The Dallas Morning News reports that Criswell College president Jerry Johnson has resigned over his dispute with the leadership of First Baptist Church of Dallas. Given the public nature of the dispute, such is hardly surprising.

In the world of higher education, issues of "governance," i.e. who controls what, are massive. Criswell's situation is classic in that regard.

Without insider knowledge of anything, SWNID will not be surprised if the college becomes a unit of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, migrates to or near that institution's main campus, and relinquishes control of its current property to the church.

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