[Vision2020] Logos School's all male board
Tue, 08 Apr 2003 15:25:40 -0700
This all-male Logos School board thingy is turning into the Energizer Bunny
of topics. Oh, well.
I am given pause and reason to wonder how, exactly, you know this, when
you believe yourself to enjoined by Scripture against seeking or heeding
their opinion on this, or any other, matter? If my understanding isn't
sufficiently nuanced I, of course, invite correction, but this is my
understanding of your theology.
Given the rhetorical distance between our camps, this kind of assumption is
certainly a natural one, but I do want to do more than nuance it. If I were
to list the top three people I have learned the most from, living or dead,
two of them would be women. I have three children, two of them women, and
by the grace of God I saw to it that they all got the same (first-rate)
education. One of them did her undergraduate thesis on how various forms of
mistreatment of women are reflections and applications of various
And all this is consistent with what Scripture teaches. In the book of
Proverbs, wisdom is a woman. The Christian church is a woman, the bride of
Christ. In the book of Acts, Priscilla and Aquila take Apollos aside, and
together they set him straight in his teaching. And if I began spouting
some egalitarian nonsense, I know of a number of modern Christian women who
would be happy to do the same for me.