New Contest: Dumbest Defense Award, Submit Entries Now

The Pulpit & Pen Program is running a new contest called The Dumbest Defense Award. As Patterson’s sycophants come out of the woodwork to defend his Muslim enrollment at SWBTS with excuses such as…

1. Don’t you love Muslims?

2. What’s wrong with teaching unbelievers how to do Christian ministry?

3. Who says seminary is for Christians only?

4. Patterson’s a hero of the Conservative Resurgence!

5. It’s just an archeology program.

6. This is the progressive change we’ve been looking for!

7. At least the man wasn’t a Calvinist!

8. He might turn into the greatest missionary to Muslims in the history of the world!

9. At least Patterson found an authentic Muslim to invest in this time.

10. Burleson’s motives weren’t pure in exposing the truth, therefore it doesn’t count.

When you see a dumb defense for Patterson enrolling a Muslim at SWBTS in social media, take a screen shot and post it in the thread in the Facebook “Pulpit Bunker” closed group (you can ask to join) or email to – the winner will receive a free P&P mug or your choice from the P&P store.

Good Providence!



Updated: Here’s just a sample from some of those dumb defenses that have been trickling in so far…


You’ve heard of “Missionary Dating”? This is a new version of that. It’s called “Missionary Enrollment” and Wendy thinks it’s a great idea…

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Done something irrational, secretive and nonsensical? That’s a soul-winner, baby!

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The guy that has Caner’s back at Brewton-Parker says you can take Patterson’s integrity “to the bank.” I hope it’s not the same bank where Caner has his integrity deposited.

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Seminary, according to Charles, is designed to give Christians and non-Christians a place to “mingle.” Starbucks is in the corner, feeling over-looked.

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First, Joel asserts that seminary expense is completely absorbed by tuition fees (which it’s not). But the Dumbest Defense issue is found in the second paragraph. Joel calls this a matter of “tribalism.” Um… Yes, Christians and Muslims might just be of different “tribes.” Methinks Joel doesn’t understand the meaning of ‘tribalism.’

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David uses the “Patterson’s critics are going to use this against him, so let’s ignore this whole thing and pretend it didn’t happen” defense.

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Aaron’s defense is dumb, but super creative. Those insisting that Christian institutions founded, funded and designed to equip Christian ministers equip Christians and not equip Muslims are motivated by power, but those that think we should train Muslims in Christian ministry are Gospel-focused. I’m not even sure what you call this defense, other than “devoid of all reason.”

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  1. What is somewhat a little puzzling for me is that i did twenty years in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. I was saved after doing about 15 years and for the last 5 years in prison studied and preached God’s word under the ecclesiastical accountability of a Chaplain who graduated from Regent Seminary in Vancouver. I desired according to 1st Timothy to preach and teach God’s word and wanted to go to seminary. After I got out, although I belonged to an SBC church here in Arizona they would not allow me to attend for a year which i believed was “good caution”. I was allowed to take one class until my probation was up. I am now the Senior Pastor of FSBC Black canyon City AZ and of course at this time have 61 credits hours towards my “Masters of Divinity with a concentration on Biblical Studies. I will (by God’s grace) graduate in May of 2016 with only 29 credits left to complete my degree. Two things I really the seminary did do diligence to make sure I was truly regenerated the problem is this man did not have to go through any censure as I did. I do praise God for my schooling and I love it and my church helps me with the costs. The ironic thing is if i would have been allowed to attend earlier with the proper backing( which I had) and a true conversion story(which I had) i would have fell under a different stricture of degree hours and could have graduated a year earlier. But i must let providence bear the blame. It would have been nice to see some consistency within seminary procedures. Blessings Pastor Dominick Grimaldi

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