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One of the most basic principles in the courtroom is due process, which at its core provides notice and an opportunity to be heard.
Otherwise, men who try to go it alone are setting themselves up for failure.Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), a school within the Southern Baptist Convention, recently announced that Paige Patterson (its president of fifteen years) is now President Emeritus and Theologian in Residence with compensation and seminary-provided housing on campus.This transition came after news reports of – among other statements and actions – his objectification of the young women at his seminary for their looks and his advice to an abuse victim to stay in her home rather than leave to a place of safety.An echo chamber of like-minded people is not a source of wise counsel.Even Old Testament leadership knew that the place to get good advice was from the people who had wisdom on the subject, regardless of their sex.When the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his robes.
He gave these orders to Hilkiah, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Abdon son of Micah, Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah the king’s attendant: “Go and inquire of the Lord for me and for the remnant in Israel and Judah about what is written in this book that has been found.
The extremely small number of women underscores their lack of importance and makes it that much easier to ignore their voice.
This means that men end up making make bad decisions.
Under a patriarchal system of church governance, men consider themselves fully equipped to make decisions regarding women because they are men and men are meant to have the final say in all matters.
Women might be given a token presence, but not in numbers great enough to carry weight.
Why would a seminary board not recognize that women are as equipped with the wisdom of God as men?