I was sent a message that some folks have started a blog over concerns of an anti-Calvinist movement at Louisiana College, a Southern Baptist College. I’m not sure if the blog – Blow the Whistle L.C. – was started by students, professors, or other concerned Louisiana Baptists.
Blow the Whistle L.C. was obviously started by someone concerned about theological divisiveness at Louisiana College (LC). The blog’s tagline is: “Blowing the Whistle on issues at Louisiana College.” Unlike the recent appearance of “Traditionalists” – what some Southern Baptists are calling themselves – who blew the whistle at all things Calvinist in the Southern Baptist Convention, some are concerned about LC’s anti-Calvinist movement in the midst.
The concerned about LC are not so much about promoting Calvinism. Rather, the concern is that this anti-Calvinist movement disrupts gospel-unity within the school. Blow the Whistle L.C. has shared three grievances so far.
- The Baptist Collegiate Ministry has been closed down.
- Dr. Chuck Quarles, VP of Integration of Faith and Learning, has been replaced on the hiring committee.
- An alleged S.A.C.S. accreditation violation by having David Hankins on the board of trustees and on the hiring committee.
The full complaints may be read at the Our Purpose post on the blog.
This is interesting news coming out of Louisiana given the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank Page’s recent organization of the 16 member advisory team on Calvinism. Page’s team has a purpose to seek unity in the Convention so that Calvinists and non-Calvinists can continue to work side-by-side in gospel-unity.
I have reached out to the blog administrator(s) seeking more information about their allegations. Hopefully, more light will be shed on who is behind the blog and how unity may come out of the concerns.
One thing is clear – LC needs our prayers.
(Photo credit: Billy Hathorn)