Who Can We Learn From? : Part 2
John G. Stackhouse was once part of an all star faculty lineup at Regent College.
His co workers included luminaries such as J.I. Packer, Gordon Fee, and James Houston..and Stackhouse held his own and more.
He left Regent and has established himself as one of the best of our public theologians.
Now, he’s basically accused of being a lecherous creep.
For the benefit of the legal team Stackhouse is paying I note that these things are “alleged”.
It’s also alleged that he left Regent for the same reasons he’s involuntarily leaving his current place of employment.
As I noted above Stackhouse is one of my “go to” guys…ironically, especially on matters of Christian ethics and contemporary culture. .
I have most of his books and regularly read his website…I think we’re even Facebook friends.
What happens now?
In the current climate, the last book he had published will be the last book he’ll ever get published.
If you cite or quote him publicly, whatever point you were trying to make with the citation will quickly drown in a sea of people recounting his sins.
The question before the house is “can we still learn from him” and others who have forfeited their right to teach?
Is there a process for repentance and redemption?
I’m too embarrassed and angry to answer right now…