Recently the Christian Standard ran an interview with Eleanor Daniel. Ms. Daniel has been called the "Dean of Christian Education" in the Christian Churches. She also has been a long-time proponent of the Christian feminist agenda (or, to put it more kindly, the egalitarian view of church leadership). Every time I read the arguments, I agree with Dr. Cottrell who says that it is theology ex nihilo (out of nothing). Granted, the short interview was not an exhaustive study of the subject, but a few short quotes will have to suffice for now.
When asked, "How do you structure an argument for women in leadership from Scripture?", Dr. Daniel replied, "If you take all of the passages in Scripture, you see variety. The book of 1 Timothy would sound very opposed to women in leadership, and you have First Corinthians about women being silent in the church. Then you have Romans with all of the women in leadership there. There had to be some key women in leadership. I read Galatians, and it seems the differences between men and women are obliterated. I don’t think Paul was schizophrenic! One way or other there seems to be some key that was hidden to us and we haven’t been able to unlock that lock."
She can't be serious! We haven't been able to unlock that lock? No, the lock has been unlocked for centuries, she just doesn't like what's behind the door.
George Faull wrote a terrific Letter to the Editor about this interview (you have to scroll down a bit).
Where will it all end?