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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Parting of the Ways

Westminster Theological Seminary and Dr. Peter Enns released a joint statement today. You can read the text at the WTS site or at Enns's site.

Other than announcing that Enns will be leaving Westminster immediately, the announcement doesn't include a lot of new info. WTS says that Peter's teaching is within the purview of Evangelical thought (nothing is said about Reformed or Westminster-ish thought) and Enns says that the WTS leadership has the responsibility to stick with their confessional commitments.

All true, of course, though the obvious question "does the teaching and writing of Peter Enns fit within those confessional/Reformed parameters?" remains a live one.

I'm sad, though not shocked, at this outcome. I believe WTS has pushed out a professor who represented some of the best of what Westminster offers. If you are a praying person, please pray for healing, charity, and wisdom for all those involved in this domestic dispute within Christ's household.

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