Baylor University has announced the largest gift in the Baptist school’s history—an estate provision estimated at $200 million from an anonymous donor. Much of the gift will benefit the Baylor School of Social Work.
JonathanFalwell, the younger son of the late Jerry Falwell, was unanimously chosen June 3 to take his father’s place in the pulpit of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. The 40-year-old minister has since 1994 been executive pastor of the 24,000-member congregation, which affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention in 1996.
Challenges stereotypes of liberals and conservatives
Oct 03, 2006
An ambitious Baylor University survey on religious identity and beliefs has found, contrary to some expectations, a smaller percentage of people with “no religion” and fewer people who prefer to be called “evangelicals.” It also punctured stereotypes about the faith of political liberals and conservatives.
The interim president of Baylor University, Bill Underwood, quickly acted on his first day on the job, replacing provost David L. Jeffrey, who last fall had taken up Underwood’s challenge to debate academic freedom during the Texas school’s contentious effort to redefine itself.
Yale Divinity School celebrated the life and ministry of WilliamSloaneCoffinJr. with a two-day event at the end of last month. More than 200 Yale graduates who had developed close relationships with Coffin—a Yale alumnus and the university’s chaplain from 1958 to 1975—joined the festivities.
Baylor University President Robert Sloan will step down June 1, ending one of the stormiest periods in the school’s 160-year history. Admitting he was a “lightning rod” while pushing for ambitious growth at the Waco, Texas, campus, Sloan said he willingly accepted the post of chancellor.