ETBU’s Dr. Sherilyn Emberton and “Defining a Baptist University”

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Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

ETBU’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs was recently quoted in the Baptist Standard’s article, “Panel Finds Defining ‘Baptist University’ No Simple Task.”

During the annual meeting of the Baptist and Heritage Society at Dallas Baptist University, a panel of educators form universities and colleges including Baylor University, Arkansas Baptist College, ETBU, Samford University, Mercer University, Howard Payne University,  and Georgetown College, discussed the definition.

Four key factors define a Baptist university, said Dr. Sherilyn Emberton. “We hope to continue to be the torchbearers, not being afraid to say, ‘Jesus saves,’” she reported. “Scholarship and academic excellence endeavors must be placed on a seamless integration of faith and learning.

“A Baptist university must serve as a beacon … for training the next generation of leaders and workers. And a contemporary Baptist university must celebrate missional experience—service learning and missions involvement.”

While the panel found the answer to be quite “complex and nuanced,” at ETBU we realize the importance of integrating faith and learning and to providing A World of Opportunity in a Community of Faith.

We’re very proud to have Dr. Emberton represent ETBU and its mission so well.  Way to go!  GO BLUE!

Read remarks from other panel members as well here on the Baptist Standard site.