A Message from the Board of Trustees

March 29, 2008

A Message from the Board of Trustees

On March 26, 2008, the WTS Board of Trustees assembled for a special meeting to address theological issues related to Old Testament Professor Peter Enns’ book, Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament.

After a full day of deliberation, the Board of Trustees took the following action by decisive vote...

“That for the good of the Seminary (Faculty Manual II.4.C.4) Professor Peter Enns be suspended at the close of this school year, that is May 23, 2008 (Constitution Article III, Section 15), and that the Institutional Personnel Committee (IPC) recommend the appropriate process for the Board to consider whether Professor Enns should be terminated from his employment at the Seminary. Further that the IPC present their recommendations to the Board at its meeting in May 2008.”

At the December 5, 2007 regular meeting of the Board, a motion passed to call the special meeting of March 26, 2008. The purpose of this special meeting was to establish a course for resolving the persistent faculty disunity, because several years of faculty discussions had produced an evident impasse. The next day, December 6, 2007, the faculty voted 12-8 on a motion accepting Professor Enn’s views. However, the ongoing disunity in the WTS faculty and community, the desire to ensure Professor Enns be given due process, and the underlying theological controversy necessitated the Board’s March 26 actions.

Please pray for Westminster in the coming months. Our desire is to honor the Lord Jesus Christ and assure a faithful witness for the seminary for years to come.