The Palin Predicament and Responses – Jared
September 22, 2008 7 Comments
To be perfectly honest I have never thought about the issue that a former Union University Professor, now Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University, Dr. David P. Gushee has raised that he calls The Palin Predicament. Thanks to Tim Ellsworth, Director of News & Media Relations at Union University for keeping up with this story.
Thankfully for me Tim is keeping track of this. Tim and my dad go way back, so we kind of know each other. He is a nice guy. I can vouch for him.
In response to Dr. Gushee, who I also had for Old Testament Survey in the Fall of 2006 and watched in a Environmentalism and Christianity Debate in the same semester, Denny Burk has posted this response to Dr. Gushee’s questions and the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Staff has posted this response.
This is far from mine and Tilly’s normal blogs about politics but this I think is a very valid discussion to approach. Dr. Gushee challenges an apparent hypocrisy in the beliefs of conservative evangelicals (he labels himself a moderate evangelical) about women and men. Denny Burk and CBMW both challenge this by separating how the Bible talks about secular authority and biblical authority.
It is an interesting debate that I hadn’t thought about and because I only have a rough outline of what I think CBMW and “complementarians” believe on the Manhood and Womanhood topic, I’m going to have to leave it up to the “experts” for now. Regardless an interesting doctrinal/theological debate worth following.