WAKE FOREST — Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
President Daniel Akin underwent successful surgery on his colon Sept. 4 and is
Akin had the scheduled surgery at the advice of doctors to
head off complications associated with diverticulitis, a digestive disorder of
the colon with which he has struggled for some time. While Akin’s condition was
not life-threatening, if left unchecked it could have led to more severe
problems, doctors said.
Akin now faces several days of recovery in the hospital and
at least of week of recovery at home in Wake Forest.
He noted how thankful he is for the kind words and prayers
that have been lifted up on his behalf by friends at home and around the world.
He said he is looking forward to returning to work both at Southeastern and on
the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force.
“God is sovereign,” Akin said. “He has His purposes and He
has His timing. We don’t question it, we accept it, even if we find it
difficult to do so.”