Introduction In Greg Boyd’s brief commentary on 1 Samuel 15:11 he espouses his Openness reading of “divine repentance” or “divine regret.” From his perspective as an Open Theist, we must read God’s regret with common sense, assuming it means the same thing that it would mean for any person to regret a decision. Here is Boyd in his own words, Common sense would suggest that … Continue reading Open-Theism’s Most Unwise God
The Granddaddy of them All This is the final blog post in the series on women in the pulpit, and is the most important. Although a lot of ground has been covered, none so much is important as how the two sides deal with the text of Scripture. Since I very much prefer arguments which go from the lesser to the greater, we will begin … Continue reading Women in the Pulpit V: What Does the Bible Say?
Part II of my defense of holding the pastoral office to qualified men contains an apologetic against the accusation that we are inconsistent in how we apply this doctrine. Continue reading Women in the Pulpit II: Are Complementarians Inconsistent?
The topic of female-pastors has been flowing through my local church recently. I covered it in a Wednesday night class not too long ago, and since we recently started a sermon series on 1 Timothy, the topic was addressed from the pulpit as well. I decided then to respond to some common Egalitarian arguments through this new blog series. To define the term above, the debate … Continue reading Women in the Pulpit I: Setting the Stage