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Rename SBTS Chapel

Postby Dave Roberts » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:28 pm

I saw in yesterday's news that Russell Moore has proposed renaming Alumni Memorial Chapel at SBTS as Mohler Chapel, I could care less in one sense, but the chapel was built within a decade of the end of World War II and funds were raised in part to honor World War II chaplains who graduated from SBTS and lost their lives in the war, as well as all other alumni. It seems absurd to assume that one alumnus, Al Mohler, represents all the alumni.
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Re: Rename SBTS Chapel

Postby Jon Estes » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:07 am

Dave Roberts wrote:I saw in yesterday's news that Russell Moore has proposed renaming Alumni Memorial Chapel at SBTS as Mohler Chapel, I could care less in one sense, but the chapel was built within a decade of the end of World War II and funds were raised in part to honor World War II chaplains who graduated from SBTS and lost their lives in the war, as well as all other alumni. It seems absurd to assume that one alumnus, Al Mohler, represents all the alumni.


What name would you suggest that represents all the alumni.
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Re: Rename SBTS Chapel

Postby Haruo » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:48 am

Jon Estes wrote:
Dave Roberts wrote:I saw in yesterday's news that Russell Moore has proposed renaming Alumni Memorial Chapel at SBTS as Mohler Chapel, I could care less in one sense, but the chapel was built within a decade of the end of World War II and funds were raised in part to honor World War II chaplains who graduated from SBTS and lost their lives in the war, as well as all other alumni. It seems absurd to assume that one alumnus, Al Mohler, represents all the alumni.


What name would you suggest that represents all the alumni.

I don't know what Dave will suggest, but somehow "Alumni Memorial Chapel" comes to mind... {{smile/wink}}
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Re: Rename SBTS Chapel

Postby Haruo » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:50 am

Has Mohler died? I would think the SBC namers and doers might have learned just why it is that regulations prohibit stamps commemorating living persons (or at least did when I was of a philatelic age).
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Re: Rename SBTS Chapel

Postby Tim Bonney » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:39 am

Why change the name? It seems the name has significance as to its construction. And, I think there are potential pitfalls to naming a chapel after a still living employee of the school. Isn't there a stained glass window of Paige Patterson at SWBTS that might be a bit embarrassing right now?

Or is it that the school now no longer wants the chapel being named after Alum, many of whom may have been dreaded moderates? LOL
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Re: Rename SBTS Chapel

Postby Dave Roberts » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:36 pm

My reaction was in part because of the link with commemorating the sacrifice of World War II and Korean War Chaplains who had been killed. To change the name would seem to me to disrespect the sacrifices of those who served and died. Just when I thought Russel Moore was getting above the fray.
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Re: Rename SBTS Chapel

Postby Tim Bonney » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:42 pm

Dave Roberts wrote:My reaction was in part because of the link with commemorating the sacrifice of World War II and Korean War Chaplains who had been killed. To change the name would seem to me to disrespect the sacrifices of those who served and died. Just when I thought Russel Moore was getting above the fray.


I'd have to agree with that Dave. And if the Trustees want to honor Mohler, there are a lot of other buildings on campus they could rename with less chance of it looking disrespectful.
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