Clyde T. Francisco (1916-1981) was a professor of Old Testament interpretation at Southern Seminary. He died of a massive heart attack while preaching in Helen, GA.
Ken Schmidt, the 2008 Clyde T. Francisco Award recipient preached the chapel message today in Alumni Chapel from Matthew 18:21-35. The main thrust of his sermon was the necessity of forgiveness in the church body. There were four main points to his message:
- We must not be passive aboud dealing with sin
- There is a very real possibility that you will be sinned against by another brother
- If we are not characterized by forgiveness, there is a good chance that we have not experienced God’s forgiveness.
- Failing to forgive shows us to be a liar about God and blasphemes the gospel–it may kill the church or missions agency where you are serving at.
You can listen to Ken’s message here.
Board of Trustees Meeting
Dr. Mohler made a couple of announcements today regarding the spring meeting for the board of trustees. First, Dr. Gregg Allison was elected to be professor of theology.
Second, an enormous project was unanimously approved to enable SBTS to be a more visitor-friendly campus. The first major change will be to add a large tower to show where the entrance (on the half circle) is for the seminary. There will also be a small welcome house at the entrance that will be manned during major events in order to help direct traffic.
A second major change will be the addition of a rotunda and carport drop-off entry way where the loading dock is now located. There will be a theater located inside that has a running “infommercial” of SBTS. The admissions office will be moved there along with the campus security with video surveillance.
The third major change will be with the Founder’s Cafe. It will triple in size and become a two level cafe for study and fellowship. The new Founder’s Cafe will be all the way to the center of the Honeycutt Center (up to Dillard’s Chapel I believe) and will overtake the study lounge on the second floor. Across the hall where the “additional seating” is now located will be expanded and renamed the Edgar’s Center (in honor of E.Y. Mullins, our 4th president).