Want a Degree in Professional Lying? – Head to Arlington Baptist College.


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!

Perhaps they’ll have him teach classes in Arabic or even Turkish

UPDATE – A commenter noted that I’ve not really provided much background info on this, and I agree. So here’s some helpful links.

Who is Ergun Caner?

Ergun Caner Materials

Ergun Caner Removed as Dean of Liberty University

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.

4 thoughts to “Want a Degree in Professional Lying? – Head to Arlington Baptist College.”

  1. I completely appreciate your opinion here, so please don&#39;t misunderstand my intent here.<br /><br />However, when a post is as vague as this, it&#39;s hard to take seriously. I gather that you believe Arlington Baptist College shows a lack of integrity. On what basis? Is it the fact of hiring Ergun Caner? If that is the case (which it appears to be due to your accusations of his &quot;

  2. The Ergun Caner saga is long and sordid. There are many sites where the complete story is told. I&#39;ve posted links to them at the bottom.<br /><br />Here&#39;s the run down:<br />Claim: Ergun Caner has claimed to have been born in Turkey, lived in Cairo, and speak Arabic and Turkish. <br /><br />Fact: Ergun Caner was born in Sweden and immigrated to the US at the age of 3. Videos in which he

  3. Just one more thing, and I&#39;m through.<br /><br />I suggest that in the future, you not criticize your readers for not doing their research when you have clearly not fully presented your own.<br /><br />Your links and references are notable. I am both glad and relieved that you have posted them, thus showing that you aren&#39;t just spouting off ranting opinions.. I would even go as far as

  4. With the availability of material on the web with a quick search-engine query it would seem that my providing research on my personal blog shouldn&#39;t be necessary. I&#39;m not intending my blog to be the NYT… however I realize that if folks query Caner, they might end up here and having relevant links would be useful.<br /><br />Great name, btw.

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