In October 2013, I rehearsed the formal relationship Southern seminary had with C.J. Mahaney and the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors School (SGM). Now, however, it appears Southern seminary has cut any formal ties between the two schools. According to a piece by Associated Baptist Press, Bob Allen writes:
A spokesman for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary confirmed that the school is ending a formal partnership with Sovereign Grace Ministries, accused in criminal and civil courts of mishandling reports of sexual abuse.
A Southern Baptist Convention seminary has broken off its formal relationship with a church-starting network that has become a lightning rod since a former leader admitted under oath that he failed to report child sex abuse to police.
Blogger Todd Wilhelm posted a letter June 29 reportedly circulated by Jeff Purswell, director of theology and training for Sovereign Grace Ministries in Louisville, Ky., reporting “disappointing news” that Southern Baptist Theological Seminary is discontinuing a formal relationship with the Sovereign Grace Pastors College announced in 2012 (links original).
Since moving to Louisville for reasons, in part, of being close to Southern seminary Mahaney's SGM now faces regrouping and new support.
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