This is a discouraging development; another indicator that evangelical ecclesiastical leaders are disconnected from the academics in their own tradition.
I hope actual historians at Southern Baptist Schools will take some time to alert Rev. Ronnie Floyd to the problem here.
I would think a person in his position would know the issues and realize that many historians who teach in Southern Baptist Convention schools have spoken out about the problems with Barton’s claims.
Last Friday, Barton plagiarized Eric Metaxas’ article on the fine-tuning of the universe.
Recently, I pointed out how evangelicals are aware of the problems with Barton’s claims but use him anyway. The cover up continues.
A Southern Baptist prof discusses Barton’s work here.