Update (June 6): Bloggers are pointing out that Cedarville's decision to hire a Southern Baptist president is an interesting move for the school. Cedarville's troubles first arose when the school, which formerly was affiliated with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC), partnered with Southern Baptists in Ohio. That move sparked Cedarville's disaffiliation with the GARBC in 2006—as well as the ongoing debate over Cedarville's theological identity. Turmoil resurfaced in 2008 when the school canceled a lecture by Shane Claiborne, who was criticized for being too liberal.
Trustees at Cedarville University have announced that Thomas White will serve as the school's next president.
White, who previously served as vice president for student services and communications (as well as associate professor of systematic theology) at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas, was selected unanimously, according to the Dayton Daily News. He will succeed recently retired ...1