((Update) You can read an open letter to the public by Bruce Waltke on Justin Talyor’s blog).
Did you hear Bruce Waltke resigned from his post at the Reformed Theological Semianry? Why is not totally clear. Additionally, Tremper Longman was “disinvited” from his adjunct position there over a video he had about his thoughts on Adam. These two fellows are no lightweights when it comes to OT and biblical studies.
Brian LePort has put up a post on “The Evolution of Bruce Waltke” which logs many different responses to the situation going on there at RTS.
Again, see my comments in relation to Trevin Wax’s post. I think too, it should be noted Waltke’s statement on the BioLogos video doesn’t really seem to take a stand one way or the other – but it reveals a deeper problem I have been noticing especially among conservative reformed folk and that is the problem of over-interpretation – people getting upset at Waltke’s statements are over-interpreting his statment as an endrsement of evolution, which may or may not be true – even so, in conservative reformed an even conservative evangelical circles, I guess there are consequences for making such statements or for honest biblical scholarship.
As another example of the problem of over interpretation – I once tried to explain to a conservative reformed fellow about his supposed “right doctrines” and he labled me emergent and eventually my comment seemed to suggest I support that anyone can believe whatever they want and that I didn’t think doctrine was important. He was over-interpreting what I was saying.
Well, anyways, seems like a shame that so many are wanting to “tighten the lid” so to speak on various issues instead of letting people make their own choices.