"I do what I do because it is the right thing to do. I am a warrior, and it is the way of the warrior to fight superior odds." Paul Watson link
This is Post 1/2 for 9/15
Over the last few years, a commenter (who shall remain anonymous), with some ties to SBTS, has provided us with his/her insights into the various goings on at the seminary and college. We have always enjoyed these comments since we have noticed that the observations, seemed to be right on the money as time has gone on. When we received this latest email, we found the allegations rather compelling and decided to share it with our readers.
Does this line up with the facts? You all tell us.
Don't think for a second that Lambert manipulated Mohler into firing Johnson. Mohler calls the shots on that campus. Heath knows where his bread is buttered and did what the boss man wanted.
Mohler wanted Johnson out ten years ago. That's why he hired Stuart Scott. However, Scott failed get a PhD. SACS would not maintain SBTS' accreditation if they forced Johnson out wrongfully and promoted a person without a PhD into department chair. Mohler began to hint toward accepting that, but the trustees were not about to let the flagship seminary of the SBC become unaccredited. They actually gave Johnson the endowed chair at this time.
Mohler gave up on Scott and fingered Lambert for the job. Lambert started getting publicity in Towers and at conferences, and gave Mohler him a job on campus. When Lambert was ready, Mohler revoked tenure and waited a couple more years to give plausible deniability to the scheme.
Nobody who still wants to maintain ties to that institution will dare say it. That's why they blame Heath Lambert. Not that Lambert is innocent, but the price of being golden child is that he can be made scapegoat in an instant if Mohler needs to do so. As payoff, Lambert will likely get the endowed chair and a raise unless there is some string attached to the money.