Few details have been revealed and perhaps that is best. But Phil Robert’s 11 year tenure at MWBTS is done. Baptist Press reports two sources of questioning and conflict between Roberts and the Board of Trustees. First, there have been some questions about how seminary resources have been used. Strangely, the second reason is one of the same that was invoked when Dr. Mark Coppenger was released from the seminary – verbal abuse of seminary staff. I have no specifics of these charges, just the fact that Baptist Press is reporting these as issues.
It’s a sad day for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
I wanted to let people know about this (those that don’t subscribe to BP). But I will delete any comments that spread speculation, rumors or gossip. We will not be joining the sites that specialize in speculation and rumor-mongering.
As is unfortunately usual, Associated Baptist Press has a more complete story about the events than Baptist Press.