Tyndale Theological Seminary

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Tyndale Theological Seminary
Type Private seminary
Affiliation Christian
President Christopher Cone, Patrick Belvill (current)
Location Fort Worth, Texas, United States
32°49′24″N 97°11′03″W / 32.823414°N 97.184216°W / 32.823414; -97.184216Coordinates: 32°49′24″N 97°11′03″W / 32.823414°N 97.184216°W / 32.823414; -97.184216
Website tyndale.edu

Tyndale Theological Seminary is an American unaccredited private Christian seminary with its campus in Fort Worth, Texas.

Accreditation and lawsuit[edit]

Tyndale's 2007-2008 Academic Catalog states that "Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute is not accredited, and has no plans to pursue any type of accreditation for several particular reasons..."[1]

In 1998, Tyndale Theological Seminary was fined $173,000 for issuing degrees as a seminary without a license.[2] The case led to public criticism of the seminary.[3] On August 31, 2007, an 8 to 0 decision by the Supreme Court of Texas returned the $173,000 to Tyndale.[4]


  1. ^ Tyndale Theological Seminary Academic Catalog 2007-2008 (PDF). Tyndale Theological Seminary (archived at the Internet Archive). p. 70. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  2. ^ Stutz, Terrence (September 1, 2007). "State can't restrict seminaries, Texas high court rules". Dallas Morning News. Archived from the original on November 23, 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  3. ^ Olson, Ted (July 1, 2003). "Weblog: Texas Court Reinstates $173,000 Fine Against 'Seminary'". Christianity Today. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  4. ^ Parro, Lisa (October 19, 2007). "Free from State Oversight: Texas Supreme Court says state has no business regulating Christian schools". Christianity Today. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 

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