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How an evangelical inerrantist changed his mind about women in leadership

Pastor Wade Burleson of Enid, Oklahoma, recently stopped blogging. And was predictably pulled back into blogging again by his enduring concern about self-destructive failure of the Southern Baptist Convention to accept women as lead pastors. About Alan F. Johnson’s book “How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership,” Burleson wrote:

There have long been attempts by fundamentalists conservatives to paint liberal moderate anyone who believes that women can be as gifted as men, can lead or teach men, or can hold positions of “authority” over men. Aside from the fact it is nigh impossible to define authority the way Jesus defines it (servanthood) and have any objection to women in leadership, it is a breath of fresh air to read a book edited by a bona-fide evangelical inerrantist who is showing that it is not God who is changing His mind about women, but fallen, fallible men who must change theirs.

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December 14, 2010 - Posted by | Religion, SBC, Women

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