May 25, 2012
Head of Oxford's Evangelical Outpost Takes Leave Of Absence
Wycliffe Hall principal Richard Turnbull has long drawn controversy for his management style.
Richard Turnbull, principal of Britain's leading evangelical college, has taken a leave of absence amid concerns over his management style, reports Anglican journalist George Conger.
Wycliffe Hall -- which counts among its alumni Regent College professor (and CT senior editor) J. I. Packer, former Bishop of Durham N. T. Wright, and the Alpha Course's Nicky Gumbel -- has faced criticism since Turnbull became principal in 2006. Christianity Today reported the mounting troubles at Wycliffe after half of its faulty resigned in response.