Zahl Resigns

The Very Rev. Paul F.M. Zahl resigns as Dean of Trinity Seminary due to personal reasons. The Living Church reports:

The Very Rev. Paul F.M. Zahl has notified the board of trustees of his intention to resign as dean of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pa. An announcement from the seminary is expected soon.

According to two independent sources, the decision was a personal one and came as a surprise to the board, which is meeting this week for its regularly scheduled spring convocation. The sources declined to be identified because they are not authorized to speak on behalf of the seminary.

Read it all HERE

UPDATE: from TitusOneNine

The Rev. Canon David H. Roseberry, Chairman of the Board, said “It is our commitment to continue our task of forming leaders for mission. The Anglican World looks to Trinity and we have an essential mission at a critical time in history. We love Paul and we are very thankful for the contribution he has made to Trinity. We wish God’s blessing and best for him and Mary and their family.”

A refresher on Zahl’s rhetoric:

  • March 22, 2007: “It is time for all of us [to] give up, and give up unconditionally. “
  • May 4, 2006: he likened the possible election of a gay bishop to “a terrorist bomb, which is timed to destroy a peace process.”
  • May 10, 2006: he describes those with whom he is in theological disagreement as “Brown shirts” and warns against “this menace over our heads, which is the gay-agenda steamroller.”
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