- The lastest issue of Themelios is out. In addition to the usual wealth of book reviews, it has an interesting article by Fred Zaspel arguing that B.B. Warfield was not a proponent of theistic evolution, despite claims to the contrary and a symposium on Jeffrey J. Niehaus’s book Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology.
- Out of Ur has posted the third part of the discussion between Mark Dever and Jim Wallis.
- And, if you’re a student and you’re trying to figure out if you should skip class today, there’s now a calculator for that. The skipclass calculator claims to offer a “surefire mathematical formula” for determining if you can afford to miss class. HT
- Mark Stevens reports that Clark Pinnock passed away yesterday. In his long career, Pinnock taught at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, TEDS, Regent, and McMaster. He was probably best known in recent years for his work on open theism, but he also made important contributions to theological methodology, pneumatology, soteriology, and bibliology.
- iMonk has an interesting post on what it means to be “passionate” about something.
- R. Scott Clark offers a nice roundup of resources critical of N.T. Wright’s version of NPP.
- Jim West has been wikied!
- And, apparently teen sex does not necessarily impact a person’s grades. That’s a relief. I know that as the father of two young daughters, my main concern about the possibility they’d become sexually active as teenagers is that their grades might suffer. Now I can sleep well at night.
According to RTS interim president Michael Milton, Waltke’s resignation was accepted because of his “mainline evolutionary” views and “uncharitable and surely regrettable characterizations” of those who disagree with his biblical interpretation.
Apparently Waltke has not expressed any criticism of RTS for their decision, but did say that he sees the whole situation as “providential” in that it brought the issue to the forefront and gave him the opportunity to teach at Knox.
The article goes on to highlight several other evangelical scholars who have landed themselves in touchy situations over this issue. And, of course, it raises all over again the question of where the line is between academic freedom and confessional conviction. That’s never an easy line to draw. But when the issue is as sensitive as this one, particularly among your constituency, it gets even harder.