A Time to Listen

The venerable fourth century pastor John Chrysostom faced a predicament. A group of widows had become some of the most prominent leaders in the church at Antioch, and their influence was increasing. Though he described them as "cherished," they had also grown increasingly vocal which apparently had created some conflict. In a surprising show of … Continue reading A Time to Listen

A Few Thoughts about Conflict ahead of SWBTS Trustee Meeting 5/22/18

There is much ado about the developing at situation Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) with its president Paige Patterson, which also has significant implications for the upcoming annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), and the SBC as a whole.┬áThis scenario has become another unfortunate chapter in SBC life, and at SWBTS, an institution … Continue reading A Few Thoughts about Conflict ahead of SWBTS Trustee Meeting 5/22/18

Radical Complementarianism: The View of Women Underlying Current Controversy

For those who have, or have not, been following the firestorm surrounding comments regarding domestic violence that were made by Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), I would like to address a distinct aspect of this controversy that could easily be overlooked. First of all, it is right to both oppose and … Continue reading Radical Complementarianism: The View of Women Underlying Current Controversy