Sheri Klouda (an alumna of Criswell College) and Ben Cole (Southern Baptist gadfly) contribute a pair of articles in today’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Both Op-Ed’s appear under the heading “To teach or to exercise authority over a man,” a quotation from 1 Timothy 2:12.
Both Klouda and Cole favor the position that women should be able to teach men in the seminary classroom. Interestingly, neither of them justifies their position by explaining their view of 1 Timothy 2:12. They simply assert that this controversial text does not apply to seminaries. Their arguments might have been more compelling had they rooted their protests in an interpretation of the biblical text quoted in the headline. Needless to say, both of these articles leave much to be desired.