B21 Interview with LC President Joe Aguillard

 

B21’s Jonathan Akin sat down with President Joe Aguillard of Louisiana College to talk about the controversy surrounding his school. The audio is available now, the video will be available soon. Jon has written about this controversy  – In addition, here is an article from the local newspaper The Town Talk on the Louisiana College Situation

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Nathan Akin

Nathan Akin is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is the Liaison to the Churches for SEBTS. In addition, he serves as the College Director at Open Door Baptist Church. Nathan has a BS in Political Science and a Social Sciences teaching degree from Murray State University, where he also played basketball (Go Racers– The 30th best basketball program since ’85 according to espn.com).

16 thoughts on “B21 Interview with LC President Joe Aguillard

  1. President Aguillard did a great job of never giving a straight answer on virtually everything. He certainly didn’t help himself out and made himself look deceptive. Furthermore, he has shown himself lacking in talking about theological things. I wish he would have been nailed down on his definition of “hyper-Calvinism.” If he should be a president at all, perhaps he should be a president of a non-religious institution that does no theological education.

    1. Micah,

      I never caught him saying that a hyper-Calvinist is nothing more than a 5-point Calvinist. I certainly picked up the implication that that’s what he thinks but never heard say that explicitly. At what point of time did he say that?

  2. Javier,

    I dont, the linked post from the Town Talk is the most comprehensive article I have seen on the topic, but there may be a timeline out there somewhere.

  3. Wow… just… wow. Aguillard’s comments are a prime example of the blatant misrepresentation of both Calvinism and Hyper-Calvinism rampant in certain circles of the SBC. For someone who claims to be educated about Calvinism, he woefully misrepresents it as “hyper”.

    What is truly antithetical to the Gospel is lying about fellow brothers and sisters in Christ and what they believe. I’d say I was shocked that such a man is a president of a Christian college, but then I’m reminded that Ergun Caner was too.

    It seems that lying and ill-treatment of Calvinists is how Southern Baptist “gentlemen” make a name for themselves in the SBC. Truly sickening.

  4. oh my- this is the first thing I have seen from him, but he honestly does not seem to be qualified to lead an educational institution. The categorical errors and contradictions he made from one sentence to the next were just mind numbing. About ten minutes in I simply felt bad for him with his inability to express himself coherently. I’m really not trying to be mean, but this man should not be leading an educational institution if his intellect is well represented by this interview. He obviously did not know the meaning of the terms he was using. And to be from an English and higher education background one would expect him to be able to communicate more lucidly.

    1. Andy,

      It is fine for you to disagree with him and even take issue with his answers but please refrain from calling him names. I don’t think that’s helpful to the conversation and its not how we want our comment streams to be.

      Nathan

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