Attn. Nerds – Some Significant Changes in the Christian Academia

A few recent seminary appointments may interest you:

  • Bishop N.T. Wright has announced that he will be retiring from Durham on August 31.  Dr Wright, who will be 62 this fall, will be returning to the academic world, in which he spent the first twenty years of his career, and will take up a new appointment as Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.  He recently said, “This has been the hardest decision of my life. It has been an indescribable privilege to be Bishop of the ancient Diocese of Durham, to work with a superb team of colleagues, to take part in the work of God’s kingdom here in the north-east, and to represent the region and its churches in the House of Lords and in General Synod. I have loved the people, the place, the heritage and the work. But my continuing vocation to be a writer, teacher and broadcaster, for the benefit (I hope) of the wider world and church, has been increasingly difficult to combine with the complex demands and duties of a diocesan bishop. I am very sad about this, but the choice has become increasingly clear.”  I can’t wait to see what he pumps out!  Read more here - BISHOP OF DURHAM TO LEAVE DIOCESE.
  • The author of one of my favorite book, Not the Way Things are Supposed to Be, Cornelius Plantinga Jr. will step down as President of Calvin Theological Seminary following the academic year 2010–2011.
  • Robert Yarbrough is leaving Trinity Evangelical Divinity School to return to Covenant Theological Seminary, beginning in the Fall of 2010.