Monday, September 29, 2008

Palin in the Pulpit?

This blog entry by 'I'm Speaking Truth' has a video worth watching and it's just so good in so many ways.

I don't agree with everything that IST says in every blog (like not voting for president) but I appreciate his candor and his willingness to tackle hard issues straight on.

It's a video of Dr. Voddie Baucham answering the question 'Why evangelicals support Sarah Palin, but wouldn't allow her to preach' is awesome.

Catch Dr. Baucham’s quote:
We are about the Gospel. The culture doesn’t dictate truth, the Gospel dictates truth. My job is not to be a political pundit or a political activist - my job is to be a pastor, and proclaim the truth of the Gospel as clearly as I can.

That is good stuff there!


Pastor Jim said...

I had the following comment on Facebook. Wanted to keep all the conversation here.

Kimberly Jordan at 12:52am September 30
"I really had a problem with his view of the role of women. I have an intensive background in Old Testament and no truth in scripture has been more distorted than the role of women by Paul taken out of context and historical and Jewish culture. I would really challenge this man's comments based only on the New Testament accounts alone. Women are ... Read Morejudges, rulers and leaders in communities in the Old Testament. The wives of even the Patriarchs often are the ones that are obedient and oppose their spouses in disobedience and push the covenant into reality by their seemingly overruling actions. Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, Moses wife in the desert are just a few examples. Deborah, the Shunemmite woman in 2 Kings. The wise woman of Abel in 2 Sam. 20 are all good studies to oppose his viewpoint, Esther, Ruth and I can name more."

Pastor Jim said...

So Kim,
What is your view of the role of women in the the church?

You seem sympathetic to the notion that often the men who were supposed to be leading were corrected or 'seeminingly overruling' their husbands. Could you say more?