First, read Tom’s piece at The Bible and Interpretation.
Got it? Are you reading the comments Blowers is putting out there? Over here, a post was written to which Blowers flocked too (hey, Paul!) to defend himself.
I posed a question:
“@paulblowers – Are you considering disciplinary action?”
The commentator removed it at the request of Blowers:
Per the request of parties named in one comment, I have removed it.
It was nice of Nathan to email me this:
I do apologize for removing your comment at www.christianhumanist.org, but I cannot allow inquiries into the internal workings of institutions not my own to become material for that conversation. I invite you to contact ECS personnel directly and privately if you do have any further questions. – NPG
So, I posted again… because, wouldn’t you?
But this time, I took a screen shot.
Nathan promptly removed it and sent me this email:
I repeat: please take questions about the internal workings of ECS to personnel there.
Nathan, I was unaware that this was so much a question as it was a hope that Grace is shown.
I hope that Grace is not censored.
To which he replied,
Nobody is censoring grace; I’m asking folks not to discuss institutional policy. Everyone is welcome to talk about grace, theology, interpretation, and even what a scumbag Nate Gilmour is, but I don’t want to get into matters that are ECS’s, ethically speaking.
I am at a lost of why one aspect of institutional policy is not to be discussed but another is? In other words, it is okay to write about the imposition of academic fascism because, say your parents endowed a chair or so, but not to ask why isn’t Matthew followed as in regards to discipline of believers and the what not? Isn’t this really about theology?
Isn’t the showing of an allowance of Grace theology in practice? Can you separate what is an internal disagreement about Scripture away from Grace, Theology, and the Christian witness?
I can’t, but obviously, some do. Some forget their Christianity in the search of the control of their truth.
We are past time of an apologist expecting people to blindly follow him. If all truth is God’s truth, then the search for the truth is what matters. Academic freedom is the search for the truth. Unfortunately, it appears that Blowers is only intent on presenting his facts rather than exploring if they are true.