Michael Pahl’s Statement Concerning His Dismissal From Talibanville, Oops I Mean Cedarville

Dr. Michael Pahl has been relieved of his teaching duties because he is unable to concur fully with each and every position of Cedarville University’s doctrinal statement. This decision was made following a review by the University administration and trustees prompted by Dr. Pahl’s recent book, The Beginning and the End: Rereading Genesis’s Stories and Revelation’s Visions.

Dr. Pahl’s orthodoxy and commitment to the gospel are not in question, nor is his commitment to Scripture’s inspiration, authority and infallibility. He is a promising scholar and a dedicated teacher, and will be missed by his colleagues and students. Nevertheless, the University has determined this decision to be in the best interests of its constituency at this time.

On a completely unrelated note, there’s this guy I know who is looking for a job:

A promising scholar and dedicated teacher, thoroughly orthodox in his Christian faith, fully committed to Scripture and the gospel, is looking for an academic position in New Testament studies and/or biblical theology.

Joking aside, I really am looking for such an academic position for fall 2013. If you are on a university or seminary search committee looking to fill a position in New Testament or Christian origins or biblical theology, chances are my c.v. has crossed your desk already, or it will in the near future. In the meantime, please check out my website and my curriculum vitae to find out more about me, and by all means feel free to contact me. I’d love to hear from you!

I hope those in a position to offer him at least an interview will do so.  Do so, and you won’t regret it.


2 thoughts on “Michael Pahl’s Statement Concerning His Dismissal From Talibanville, Oops I Mean Cedarville

  1. Milton Almeida 29 Oct 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Well, brother, your credibility is such that if you write here I know I can learn something new! I read a few articles in his blog and, let me not exaggerate, a charge constantly made against me by my family, so I will just say that it was a cup of fresh water for a thirsty man in the middle of the Sahara desert during summer! Thank you very much! I know I do “exaggerate” a bit in the number of responses I post in your blog, as if it was written exclusively to me, but I was taught by my mom that when we have something positive to say to someone, we should just say it, even if it appears a bit “submissive” (her words).


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