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A majority of U.S. adults don’t use the Internet to access spiritual or religious content, even though most believe the Internet exposes them to new perspectives. These are two findings in a Baylor University religion survey, “American Values, Mental Health and Using Technology in the Age of Trump,” which was released on Sept. 7. As […] Read More

Baylor University regents and advisory committee members cheapened Baptist church membership with their introduction of Ken Starr as the institution’s next president. One member of the group completely misrepresented the nature of Starr’s current church. All told, those who spoke watered down the definition of authentic church membership.   Introducing Starr, Dary Stone, chairman of […] Read More

During his time as independent counsel investigating the legality of President Bill Clinton’s Whitewater investments, Kenneth Starr, newly appointed president of Baylor University, often stood in the driveway of his home and gave pious lectures to newsmen hoping for information about the progress of his investigation.   On camera, he would say things like, “There’s […] Read More

My friends on the Baylor University board of regents are urging patient understanding from our Texas Baptist family concerning the appointment of Kenneth Starr as president of the university.   The call to reason and patience – two clear scriptural virtues – is timely for those of us who are confused and dismayed by this […] Read More

As news began to surface that Baylor University was naming Kenneth Starr as the university’s 14th president, I found myself at a loss for words. And let’s face it: For a Baptist preacher, that’s saying something.   Starr is currently dean of Pepperdine University’s Law School, but he rose to fame during the independent investigation […] Read More

Herb Reynolds envisioned nine years ago a forerunner of the New Baptist Covenant, a 2008 gathering of Baptists in North America. The former Baylor University president called his vision the Baptist Convention of the Americas. Missing from the accolades in news stories about his death last week is one of the most important matters that […] Read More

A controversial Baylor University professor has resigned as president of the Evangelical Theological Society, after receiving full communion in the Roman Catholic Church. Francis Beckwith, associate professor of church-state studies at the Baptist-affiliated university in Waco, Texas, reported in a blog that he and his wife decided in late March to become Catholic. Baptized as […] Read More

Baylor University President Robert Sloan will step down at the end of the current semester and accept a new role of chancellor June 1. Sloan announced the decision, which he said was reached mutually by him and the board of regents, at a press conference Friday morning. As chancellor, he will work in fund raising, […] Read More

Both sides claimed vindication in results announced Tuesday of a faculty referendum on Baylor University’s embattled president. Eighty-five percent of voters chose “no” in response to the single ballot question: “Do you want Robert B. Sloan to remain as President of Baylor University?” Baylor’s faculty senate, which commissioned the vote, said the results refuted assertions […] Read More

Twenty-two former Baylor University trustees signed a petition Tuesday calling on the current board of regents to replace President Robert Sloan this week with interim leadership and begin a national search for a new president. The statement says Sloan’s leadership has created “the greatest divisiveness and distrust” in Baylor’s history and calls for new leadership […] Read More