Monday, August 21, 2006

*SCREAMS*

Doh!!! What are they thinking??!!

CLICK HERE to read this news article, and then come back and comment if you so desire.

8 comments:

Chris said...

I read it and read "cowardice" ... if they wanted to dismiss her for "other reasons" but didn't want to confront her, so they took a verse out of contezt and threw it at her to make her go away hoping that she'd just agree with them.

I'm going to send this to our "pastor" ... I'll get a kick out of watching her go thermal ...

the baker said...

i agree with the last comment...just a church that didnt want some little old lady teaching sunday school so they could only think of one way to get rid of her...they just need to get a life :-P

theboythatis said...

I wonder if they'll take a literal interpretation of these verses too...

"He that curseth his father or his mother, shall surely be put to death." - Exodus 21:17

"Whosoever doeth any work in the Sabboth day, he shall surely be put to death." - Exodus 31:15

your mom said...

wow you've missed a few days...im surprised!

Carlos said...

I agree. They should stay quiet.
Los

Carlos said...

Just kidding.

Priscilla said...

I got into a discussion similar to this one on another blog a couple of months ago. I wanted to know why Priscilla was allowed to teach Appollos. They were quick to point out to me that she was under the "umbrella" (or authority) of her husband, Aquila. I became frustrated and told them I needed to research it.

So then in my research I discovered Deborah....of the old testament. And what about Miriam the prophetess? No one in the Old Testament seemed to have a problem with them. I don't know what the opinion of the bloggers were on this because so much time had lapsed that I let it go.

I think the guy is a wimp!

cruz-control said...

The fact that Priscilla's name is mentioned first before her husbands, among other reasons as well, shows that she was the more 'dominant' of the two in their respective roles.

If you'd like, I have a great article by a leading NT scholar (and my professor) that breaks down all the evidence in the NT and shows that women's roles in the church were those that were also held by men. And that it's without historical context that many Christians make unfounded arguments against women holding certain roles in the church.

I'd be glad to send to that article in an e-mail, if you'd like to leave (or e-mail) me your address. I found this article extremely useful on this topic.

mine is: j_cruz@baylor.edu