Beth Moore Challenges Theologian, Explains Why Women Should Preach in Church
Prominent Southern Baptist Bible teacher Beth Moore has ignited a firestorm on Twitter after challenging a theologian who singled her out in a blog post for encouraging women to preach.
Owen Strachan, associate professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, said in the May 7 post he was surprised that both Moore and SBC President J. D. Greear support“a woman teaching and preaching to the corporate body.”
He followed that up on Twitter the next day, saying “Complementarians disagree cheerfully about much. One thing we have massive agreement on: women do not preach on Sunday to the church. Doing so is functional egalitarianism. We will not capitulate here.”
Complementarians embrace the Scriptural view that the role of men and women is distinct and complements one another within the home and church, while Egalitarians believe the Bible calls for mutual submission in Christian relationships without a hierarchy, Baptist News Global reported.
Moore responded to Strachan with a series of tweets.
“Owen, I am going to say this with as much respect & as much self restraint as I can possibly muster. I would be terrified to be a woman you’d approve of. And I would have wasted 40 years of my life encouraging women to come to know and love Jesus through the study of Scripture.”
Owen, I am going to say this with as much respect & as
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