The son of fired conservative professor Dr. Russell Fuller confirmed his father was fired for standing against the leftward drift of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). David Fuller said his father Dr. Russell Fuller was fired by Albert Mohler’s righthand man, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) Provost Matthew Hall. He made the startling confirmations in a Facebook post.

David Fuller warned there is a serious problem of radical leftist thinking at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He wrote of his father, “He (Dr. Fuller) is unafraid to take a stand for orthodoxy even if it means losing his job. He condemned publicly the wicked social justice movement that now rages among the faculty and leaders of Southern Seminary.”

And he didn’t stop there. He called the firing unjust and detailed Dr. Fuller’s academic credentials.

Also, David Fuller pointed out Dr. Fuller signed the Dallas Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel.

“You can see evidence of the stand he (Dr. Fuller) took by his name being the only one from Southern Seminary affixed to the Dallas statement,” David Fuller said.

He also highlighted who fired his father.

David Fuller said, “And in a final twist of irony, he was fired by the man he opposed so forcefully from being promoted to provost for his radically liberal views, the self-avowed racist, Matt Hall.”

Hall is a self-avowed racist. He incredibly claimed on video, “I’m a racist… I’ll struggle with racism and white supremacy till the day I die.”

American Family Radio’s One News Now declared Hall’s statement to be “Peak Wokeness.”

According to Apologist Dr. Alex McFarland, “Hall was engaged in self-flagellation that plays into the hands of the far-left social justice movement. McFarland ties Hall’s bizarre confession to the controversial Critical Race Theory (CRT), which suggests that racism is imbedded in every facet of society and must be recognized by — and admitted to — by white people.”

Hall’s dangerous thinking on matters of race prompted Al Mohler to scrub an article by Hall from the Southern website.

In the scrubbed article Hall said, “Perhaps the best thing you can do to start is to take a humble posture, recognizing that you have a racialized worldview of which you are likely unaware. Your beliefs, attitudes, and values have been formed in ways deeply informed by whiteness,” Hall wrote when dean of Boyce College of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Since Mohler admitted ordering the deletion of Hall’s article, then we know Mohler was aware of Hall’s dangerous and even radical views on race.

Why was Hall firing anyone? Shouldn’t Hall be the one fired for promoting Racial Identity Politics—something Al Mohler himself denounced?

“The main consequence of critical race theory and intersectionality is identity politics, and identity politics can only rightly be described, as antithetical to the gospel of Jesus Christ,” Mohler said. “We have to see identity politics as disastrous for the culture and nothing less than devastating for the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Instead of firing someone promoting this evil philosophy, Mohler and his seminary fired a man who wrote the textbook for Biblical Hebrew.

David Fuller said of his father, “He (Dr. Russell Fuller) literally wrote the book on how to learn Biblical Hebrew. It is such a fantastic work that he got an award from Hebrew Union College and they now use his book to teach their students Biblical Hebrew.”

Lest you think this is only the opinion of a son, Tim Dukeman who attended seminary at Southern tweeted, “Something you might not know because you didn’t go to SBTS: Fuller WROTE the textbook that most of the Hebrew profs use. He’s way more qualified than everyone they kept, other than Gentry. This is absolutely a political move. Mohler is purging conservatives.”

Confirming the view that there are systemic problems at SBTS is Dr. Craig Mitchell. Mitchell is a former ERLC Scholar and ethicist. He named names of problems professors at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Mitchell said, “Walter Strickland teaches Critical Race Theory, and you look at black theology and some of the things he has said. Frankly, I am surprised he is still on the [Southeastern] faculty,” Mitchell remarked. “From Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, you have Curtis Woods [chairman of the 2019 SBC Resolutions Committee] and you have Jarvis Williams. Jarvis Williams is a New Testament professor. From all accounts Jarvis in his courses doesn’t really teach New Testament, he just teaches Critical Race Theory. You have Kevin Jones,” he added. “Kevin is also at Southern.”

All these men still have jobs. However, Dr. Russell Fuller was terminated by Albert Mohler’s Southern Seminary.

It speaks volumes about the priorities and leadership of the SBTS.

3 thoughts on “BOMBSHELL: Fired Professor’s Family Breaks Their Silence about Mohler and SBTS”

  1. I did want to comment about the final quote which mentions Dr. Jarvis Williams. Regardless of all other claims in this article, the claim that Dr. Williams doesn’t teach New Testament but only Critical Race Theory is very false. I have taken three classes with Dr. Williams over the past two years and the only time Critical Race Theory was mentioned was when someone brought up the Dallas statement in class. Dr. Williams answered the student’s question briefly, did not elaborate on the point, mentioned some of the issues that were being debated at the time (like Critical Race Theory) and then moved on to his usual and passionate exposition of the New Testament text we were translating. It is a shame to me how someone who I can fully attest to being a great man of faith, someone who has walked through tremendous loss with sincerity and conviction in the hope of Christ, someone who is so meticulous about plunging into the original text with full commitment to learning what God intended for us to learn, someone who was so convinced of the Word’s power to radically change the lives of those who submitted to it that class often felt more like a sermon than a lecture, it is a shame that someone like that can have his name besmirched by those whose commitment to cheap polemics lead them to base their arguments on hearsay alone. Could there be a problem at Southern? Sure. Is it true that some are more interested in straw man arguments that are good for articles and tweets than obeying the Lord’s command to love their neighbors, go to the offending brother, and let a person speak for themselves? Certainly. How appalled is Christ with his church when we seem to rejoice in and benefit financially (add revenue, subscriptions to our “news” site) from posting what we believe are the skeletons in other Christian’s closets without taking the time to go to them. It seems more like the wolves are not those within the articles and tweets being “exposed,” but those who write them with no regard to their basis in reality. I know that I may be construed as a brainwashed disciple of Southern, which I am not. Those who know me know that I have many gripes with the school. However, I can say that every article I have read after the firings is a rewording of what has already been posted and none of them have added more to the conversation. Sure, there may have been wrongdoings between Dr. Hall and Dr. Fuller. I can’t speak to that. But the cheap attacks at other staff that are pure fiction, attacks meant to make it seem like there is a pile of evidence against Southern evidenced by “leftist” professors, are gossip. These articles are as helpful as girls in high school gossiping about who they saw kissing who. Every girl either has a story or makes up one to fit in.
    I’ve seen many of these articles that close the comments section. Thank you for keeping yours open.

    1. I agree with you , Dylan Sanders. These men who write these articles are brave enough to repeat gossip, but cowards when it comes to analyzing the words and work of Dr. Williams. I, too, took and taught a class for the Dr. Williams, I have talked with him extensively, read his works, and listened to his sermons. The man is passionate about Christ and His power to changes lives. I know there are a lot of problems with SBTS and the SBC, but Jarvis is not one of them. Shame on these gossip bots for not talking to Jarvis like men.

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