Women Preachers in the Southern Baptist Convention: Egalitarian Thought (Part 3)

Egalitarians base their argument for indifference with respect to gender in society, the home, and the pulpit on the idea that men and women are created equally. This post series has argued that when it comes to creation order and its implication for ‘gender roles’ in the church, Southern Baptists do not all differ fromContinue reading “Women Preachers in the Southern Baptist Convention: Egalitarian Thought (Part 3)”

Women Preachers in the Southern Baptist Convention: But Wait, There’s Moore (Part 2)

In his 2006 article, “After Patriarchy, What? Why Egalitarians are Winning the Gender Debate” (Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, vol. 49, no. 3, September 2006, pp. 569–76), Russell D. Moore describes how, “Egalitarians are winning the evangelical gender debate, not because their arguments are stronger, but because, in some sense, we are all egalitariansContinue reading “Women Preachers in the Southern Baptist Convention: But Wait, There’s Moore (Part 2)”

Women Preachers in the Southern Baptist Convention: We Should Be Worried (Part 1)

There’s a common misconception going around in some circles that anyone who professes Christ yet believes women can be called to the pastorate or preach to men cannot be a true Christian. This is demonstrably untrue. When people believe that women can be preachers called by God it doesn’t necessarily mean those people aren’t Christian,Continue reading “Women Preachers in the Southern Baptist Convention: We Should Be Worried (Part 1)”

Jen Wilkin on What Pastors Need to Know about Women: Comments and Caution (Part 3)

In part three of my critique of Jen Wilkin speaking on what pastors need to know about women, I will be focusing on Wilkin’s claim that women should be dignified with pay that reflects their service and workload. Is there anything inherently wrong with wanting women to be rewarded well for our hard work, expertise,Continue reading “Jen Wilkin on What Pastors Need to Know about Women: Comments and Caution (Part 3)”

Jen Wilkin on What Pastors Need to Know about Women: Comments and Caution (Part 2)

In this second part of my critique of Jen Wilkin’s talk given at the Acts29 Regional Conference, I will focus on the feminist agenda behind much of Wilkin’s words. Wilkin starts off by listing: “What do we need from women as a church?” We need women’s unique perspective. We need women’s relational capital. We needContinue reading “Jen Wilkin on What Pastors Need to Know about Women: Comments and Caution (Part 2)”

Jen Wilkin on What Pastors Need to Know about Women: Comments and Caution (Part 1)

Last week, Jen Wilkin, a well-known Christian author and Bible teacher, made a troubling statement at the Acts 29 Regional Conference concerning Women in the Church. About two and a half minutes into what she had to say, Wilkin claimed, “Women’s bodies, every 28 days, tell them a parable about the shedding of blood forContinue reading “Jen Wilkin on What Pastors Need to Know about Women: Comments and Caution (Part 1)”

Femininity and Faithfulness

Our culture hates humility and femininity, so you can imagine what the culture thinks of humble and feminine women. I personally have suffered from the consequences of my own sinful desires to be in control of my marriage, and to be constantly thought strong and proud. I gave into the desire to see myself asContinue reading “Femininity and Faithfulness”

Is It Time to Give the SBC the Boot?

Recently someone said that perhaps it would be best for local churches to give the Southern Baptist Convention “the boot” while going on to live in harmony with one another. Naturally, as a church planter’s wife in a state that is less than 3% evangelical Christian and whose family depends heavily on financial support weContinue reading “Is It Time to Give the SBC the Boot?”