“Fighting Against God”
Dwight A. Moody
Dwight A. Moody
The big guns started firing first.
Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Seminary, unleashed a broadside: “The only way to affirm women serving in the pastoral role is to reject the authority and sufficiency of biblical texts …”
Baptist Press published an article quoting the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention (J D Greer of North Carolina) and all four candidates vying for the office and facing an election in mid-June. The four, which includes Mohler, firmly rejected any notion that women can serve as pastors or preachers.
A former SBC president and my recent guest in The Meetinghouse James Merritt of Atlanta chimed in, noting “God’s clear word on a man only being a pastor, elder, overseer which is grounded in creation.”
What danger called forth this barrage of theological missiles?
One church way out on the West Coast …
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Here are a few of the articles and stories from my book On the Other Side of Oddville. These were collected from my first series of columns, published by Mercer Press in 2002. You can order a copy by using the response from at the bottom of this page; $20 will cover the cost of the book and mailing. (Checks to Dwight A. Moody).