Bruce Waltke, a world-renowned old testament bible scholar, coming from a reformed conservation tradition has resigned (from the Reformed Theological Seminary) over a statement he made concerning evolution in a video posted on Biologos.

A good account is provided in this Inside Higher Ed article.

Perhaps the crucial quote was:

“If the data is overwhelmingly in favor of evolution, to deny that reality will make us a cult … some odd group that is not really interacting with the world. And rightly so, because we are not using our gifts and trusting God’s Providence that brought us to this point of our awareness.”

It’s a sad state of affairs when someone has to resign over such a statement … ridiculous, even for a private college.

A good roundup of views on the blogosphere can be found here.

Update: More information of the continuing saga can be found here.