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Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Monday, May 03, 2010

Caner in Christianity Today

Squirrel alerted me to the recently posted, on-line article covering the Caner/integrity scandal.

Bloggers Target Seminary President

I personally don't like the way CT framed Caner's opposition as some personal attack against him by a small league of unknown bloggers. I have no animosity against the guy and would be ignoring the complaints charged against him by the 22 year-old Muslim critic if I thought Caner and Liberty were doing a good job answering his objections and those from other folks like James White. But the fact that he has run off to hide while sending out emails lambasting his critics, both Muslim and Christian, and framing the whole thing as if he were an innocent martyr doesn't look good for him.

And shame on the Liberty officials for brushing all this off as just personal persecution against Caner by mean Calvinists. This will only make matters worse for you.

Updated: I appreciate Squirrel's Response as of today, as well as James White's.

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5 Comments:

Blogger donsands said...

"Ergun has publicly apologized for certain exaggerations and for letting his enthusiasm carry him away," Towns says. "He realizes now that his attack mentality is inappropriate."

Publicly is good, but I have heard it.

Jesus said, "Every thing hidden will be revealed. Secrets will be exposed."

God knows our hearts to the depth of are most self-preserving self. And as His children, He is more than a loving Father to help us come clean.

And perhaps it won't be until that Day, when the fire will burn up all our dry wood and straw.

Evene if this prof Ergun gets his integrity back, he is still such a bad teacher. I don't get anything from him. Of course I only have listened a little, becasue he leaves me wanting.

But he may be a good fit for Liberty with Elmer, and the Falwells.

Thanks for the post.

1:16 PM, May 03, 2010  
Blogger Highland Host said...

The trouble is that what Caner seems to have done is not just made a few "exaggerations", but invented a whole back-story for himself. He has claimed to have been raised in Turkey, and to have come to the US in his teens, with poor English skills, after being trained as a Muslim extremist. None of this is true. A proper apology would go along the lines of "I'm sorry that I invented a whole new biography for myself." This is not just one or two errors of fact, this is a pattern that dates back to 2001, nearly ten years!

12:46 AM, May 04, 2010  
Blogger Mesa Mike said...

Shades of Mike Warnke in inventing a back story.

Only this time it's a president of a major theological seminary.

Sounds like something the mainstream press could have a feeding frenzy over. Were are they?

9:59 AM, May 04, 2010  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Mike,
When there is blood...

They'll be coming.

10:00 AM, May 04, 2010  
Blogger Ebeth said...

I read the headline "Cancer" not "Caner" first time--some kind of mental sloip on my part?

9:39 AM, May 07, 2010  

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