It is only fitting. Chuck “Jesus is not the only way” Currie apparently could never land a full-time gig as a real pastor, even though he was a wildly liberal (read: fake) pastor in a highly liberal denomination in a highly liberal city. But the Jesus Seminar false teachers like him! See “Rev. Chuck Currie Named Associate Director Of The Westar Institute”:
I’m excited to share the news that I’ve been named the new Associate Director of The Westar Institute, one of our nation’s most important academic bodies focusing on the critical study of religion. For many, the work undertaken by the Westar Institute is a is a beacon of hope to anyone wishing to embrace a spiritual life that has more intellectual integrity. The Westar Institute is best known as the home of the Jesus Seminar.
Oh, Chuck is all about intellectual integrity! Except when he’s being a serial, unrepentant liar. Or taking his 6 yr. old girls to gay pride parades as props to show how tolerant and inclusive he is (I wonder if Portland’s celebrations are as diverse as San Francisco’s?). Or when he accuses those who disagree with him of being racist, including a black pastor (who Chuck didn’t know was black). (It reminds of when he dismissed Stand To Reason for the racist reason that they are white guys. Besides it being an example of the genetic fallacy, Chuck didn’t realize that by his own logic we should ignore him. After all, Chuck is a white guy. You can’t make this stuff up!)
“Rev. Currie will help us to become better equipped to bring into the public forum the considered views of biblical scholars whenever the Bible is invoked on behalf of this or that cause.”
That is so comical. Remember, Chuck is the heretic who thinks that the Gospel of John was written in AD 130 and that the “gospel” of Thomas is more authoritative. He taught an entire sermon on John 14:6 yet concluded that Jesus was not the only way to salvation. Chuck, the “scholar” and PhD candidate, didn’t know there were at least 100 other passages pointing to Jesus’ exclusivity for salvation. He says that Christians have as much to learn from other religions as they do from us, but what do they have to teach us about Jesus? And you can’t even skim the Old Testament without seeing that the Israelites #1 problem was worshiping other gods.
Chuck quotes Matthew 25 over and over, taking it out of context, of course, but always refers to the “least of these.” Yet he is pro-legalized abortion and pro-taxpayer funded abortion. Apparently killing 3,000 innocent but unwanted human beings — who surely meet the definition of “least of these” — isn’t enough for Chuck. He wants there to be more abortions.
Chuck holds those false views and more, yet they named him Associate Director?! Of course, because they are as transparently false as he is.
This will be fun! I say without exaggeration that I have yet to see Chuck get a Bible verse right. He’ll grab one from Isaiah, or wherever, because he thinks it makes his point, but if you examine the passage it is easy to see how wildly off the mark he is. I am looking forward to analyzing his “critical studies.”