Category: Tyndale Theological Seminary

Small seminary must pay fine, court rules

The Associated Press, July 24, 2003 AUSTIN – An Austin appeals court ruled Thursday that Tyndale Theological Seminary in Fort Worth must pay a fine of $173,000 for issuing degrees without state authority to so do. The 3rd Court of Appeals said the seminary, operated by HEB Ministries, must pay the fine imposed in 1998 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The amount includes penalties for issuing 34 degrees plus the appeals court’s reinstatement of a $3,000 penalty because the institution uses the word “seminary” in its name. By restricting degree-granting powers of post-secondary institutions and restricting the