Among the most notable controversies in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) currently is the role of women in ministry — that is, besides all of its other serious controversies such as homosexuality, social justice, etc.
However, the SBC isn’t the only denomination suffering from the rise of feminism and egalitarianism. Reformed Theological Seminary, a traditionally conservative seminary in Charlotte, NC, is now offering an initiative to train women to be Bible teachers. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. One question comes to mind: are they training women how to teach 1 Timothy 2: 12? It’s difficult to ascertain exactly what is so hard to understand about this verse. Paul clearly states that women are not to teach in the church setting — especially to […]