Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Danny Akin delivered his report to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting June 24. During question-and-answer time he was asked about the seminary’s relationship with the church planting movement Acts 29, which was founded by Mark Driscoll, controversial in some circles.
“There is no relationship between Acts 29 and Southeastern,” Akin said, adding he has spoken at an Acts 29 event once, on the subject of expository preaching.
“We do have on our campus from time to time men that we may not necessarily agree with on everything,” he said. “… They’re doing certain types of ministry that we think our students could benefit from hearing.”
Akin said he’d be happy to correspond with the messenger’s church and give them any information they need about “what we’re doing, why we’re doing.”
“We’re an open book. I’d simply ask that you come to me and ask me what we’re doing rather than reading what someone else says I’m doing,” he said.