Yesterday, Joseph Bottum wrote an excellent post over at First Things online. While it is not short, this entry is worth reading in its entirety.
Additionally, today Denyse O’Leary weighs in on The Pearcey Report: "Baylor’s Problem With Beckwith." Arguing against Beckwith's denial of tenure being a result of his conservatism, she maintains that it was because he is brilliant. I'm not sure that I buy her argument, but I fully agree with her on Beckwith's brilliance. If you have any doubts, check out some of his online essays.