More of the same from BW3
Well it seems that BW3 did say those weird and inaccurate things about Sheffield. It's got a little weirder and we get more too. He's now added this (notice the lack of engagement with the questions raised) in his attempt to answer Steph Fisher's comments:
I doubt there will be a public apology. There are too many wounded in action to account for. Honestly Stephanie, Sheffield did not act wisely in not hiring folks like Loveday Alexander or Andrew Lincoln once they were gone, as they at least nurtured people in their Christian faith.
You shouldn't be shocked. Do a little historical research. Start with F.F. Bruce and the original purpose and focus of the Biblical Studies Faculty at Sheffield. Then compare that to where we are now.
Well let's turn the BW3 methodology on himself and ask for some historical research. As it happens, and contrary to BW3, it would have been deeply unwise to hire on the basis of religious affiliation because hiring on the basis of religious affliation aint, erm, allowed. Like most places in the UK, and being a university and not a seminary/theological college, we have to hire on the basis of the best quaified person for the job in hand, irrespective of religious affiliation. But, as it also happens, the last hire was trained at the London School of Theology but, oddly enough, he was partly chosen because he was very strong on understanding the cultural context of the NT and a very good teacher of Greek. If fact, though I don't know the precise personal details of faith, I am the only remaining full time member of staff with no religious affiliation. I would also like to know how BW3 knows people were not nurturing people in their Christian faith (not that anyone emplyed by the University should be obliged to do so, of course) because I'm not seeing a lot of evidence here (yes, that is British understatement).
UPDATE: the comments have now been removed from the linked page