Looking for a school that puts as much emphasis on integrity as atheists put on consistency? Head to Arlington Baptist College where their new Provost and Vice President of Academic affairs will train you in resume-padding, story-(untruth)-telling and repenting-without-repenting!
UPDATE – A commenter noted that I’ve not really provided much background info on this, and I agree. So here’s some helpful links.
Lest folks misunderstand the intent of my post… I don’t mean Ergun any ill will. Coming out with and living with the truth can be a difficult process. I know that this has cost him his previous job and perhaps other opportunities. Arlington is not a big school, a far cry from Liberty, it is surely not as financially lucrative a position as his prior ones.
That said, he’s still in a position of leadership at a Christian school. Can his prior record of untruth be reconciled with the duties and stature required of a shepherd over so many young Christians? This brings up a much larger issue. Is there a real Biblical case for reinstating someone to such a position (teacher, leader, pastor) after this kind of deep deception is uncovered?
Greater Evangelicalism and Charismaticism is quick to forgive-and-forget. The names of Mike Warnke, Ted Haggard and others serve as evidence to this fact. Yet the Bible doesn’t seem to provide this kind of reinstatement, especially given the nature of the crimes/sins. This is why Scripture warns those who seek to be leaders… and why those who are considering entering seminary should strongly consider any other path first.