Theologian Peter Enns talks about why BioLogos did not renew his contract
|November 27, 2011||Posted by News under Christian Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News|
In the comments to this post at his blog (November 18, 2011), on a conference he attended:
Yes I am cynical. I am wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and my Birkenstocks with socks in protest to “stick it to the man.” I’m sure if Jesus were here he’d be doing the same thing–although, maybe he’d be getting Ben and Jerry’s at the corner of Haight and Ashbury (not kidding, see picture to the right).
Some of the tensions between (1) the affirmations and denials in any given article and (2) between articles are a lot to ask people to assent to–one would have to be very committed to doing so. I began doing a series on CSBI before I left BioLogos, by the way.
A commenter followed up,
Pete, What do you mean “before I left Biologos”? I had no idea that you cut your affiliation with them. Do you have a philosophical difference with the climate of their theological direction? I felt that you were a needed influence theologically that should be heard and discussed. That’s even with some of my differences with you concerning “some” Pauline understandings.
My contract was not renewed in September. They are moving in a more conservative direction, i.e., keeping Southern Baptists and other literalists on board.
Another commenter offered:
I hope Denis Lamoureux personal affronts online against Dr. Falk were not instrumental in this fallout.
He probably means this incident.
All we say is, we didn’t know they even had contracts.