One of the more remarkable moments in the 2019 Birmingham Southern Baptist Convention occurred during the question and answer portion of Dr. Russell Moore report from the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC).
A young man asked Dr. Moore about a comment that Russell had made in 2007 that indicated he believed a woman should never "teach a man" or "preach to men."
Man - Moore - Quote
The young man read Moore's 2007 quote in full, then asked:
"Is this still your position on women preaching in the church?"
Dr - Moore - Response - Words
Dr. Moore gave a lengthy response that included these words:
"The idea that we are listening too much to women in the Southern Baptist Convention is not an idea that makes very much to me right now."
Dr - Moore
Later, Dr. Moore stated:
"That was the Russell Moore of 2007 and this is the Russell Moore of 2019.
Media - Fire - Issue - Controversy - Dr
Social media has been on fire over this issue. It's similar to the controversy that ensued in 2007 when Dr. Sheri Klouda was terminated from Southwestern Seminary for teaching men Hebrew.
Some think that their belief in weak women and warrior men is biblical.
Promotion - Men - Positions - Authority - Prohibition
Some think that the promotion of declarative men to "teaching positions of authority" and the prohibition of deceived women from "imitating the authority of a teaching elder" is biblical.
Some think that their views that men are always in control as they lead, defend, and fight while women are always in submission as they follow, receive, and acquiesce are biblical.
Things - Women - Mistake
Those who think these things about women have made one huge mistake.
They believe that their interpretations of the authoritative Scriptures are inerrant rather than in the inerrancy of the authoritative Scriptures and the potential of error when interpreting it.
Argument - Role - Leadership - Women - Baptist
The argument against the increased role of leadership from women in the Southern Baptist Convention on social media goes like this:
"This should never happen!" they...
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