Muslim enrolled at Baptist seminary: why is this national news?

Posted by    |    May 23rd, 2014 at 12:30 pm

The BH Carroll Memorial Building Rotunda at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX (Credit: Michael-David Bradford via commons.wikimedia.org) A Palestinian Muslim made national headlines this week when it was discovered that he is a doctoral student in archaeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.  The student worked at a dig in Israel alongside Southwestern students and faculty.  He developed a relationship with them, and chose to complete his doctorate at their school.  The seminary president explains that his admission “provides a chance for us to have an influence on his life.”

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