So, hours at Christianity Today made the news public that Dr. Pahl was relieved of duties for not being a tee-totaler on the whole Historical Adam and Eve bit, the president of the University resigned
Some, generally a really conservative policy advocate, was very happy:
I can only imagine… (HT to someone no names because…)
Anyway, Cedarville has fired tenured professors before, it seems…. (see here for the full story: chronicle1)
The termination of two tenured Bible professors last summer at Cedarville University has plunged the Baptist institution in Ohio into months of turmoil and intrigue. It has also prompted the American Association of University Professors to open an investigation.
The imbroglio has occurred against the backdrop of a deeper theological debate within the university over degrees of certainty about the truth of the Bible. But the divide is not merely over doctrine. Last week, a grievance panel at the institution reached a split decision in favor of one of the fired professors, citing administrative missteps as part of its rationale.
The climate at Cedarville was decried openly in a letter written by prominent past and current faculty members and published in January. The letter, which was circulated to the university’s professors, administrators, and trustees, described what it characterized as a climate of fear at Cedarville, where many faculty members worry that tenure means little. “There is a general reluctance on the part of faculty to disagree” with the administration “for fear of retribution,” the letter said.