Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Women Preachers - But Not Elders?

Read Jim Hamilton's interaction with Craig Blomberg Is Blomberg Right? Does 1 Timothy 2:12 Merely Mean Women Can’t Be Elders?

For all these reasons, I am unconvinced by Blomberg’s discussion. He seeks to be neither egalitarian nor complementarian, but his choices of which scholars he cites and which arguments he discusses seem to lean him definitely to the egalitarian side of things. Further, arguing that women can and should teach Bible and theology to men in church is an egalitarian position.

Paul says that he does not permit women to teach men, then he bases that prohibition on a trans-cultural appeal to the created order. Is it safe to encourage women to do exactly what the Bible says they should not?

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