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In his March 10 chapel talk, Thomas White discussed the concept of headship based on 1 Corinthians 11:2–16. “We operate with the presupposition of inerrancy. So what I tell you today is not something that I wrote, I made up, or I started,” he said. “I’m just going to preach to you what the text says.”
Cedarville, which recently weathered a turbulent year of disagreements and resignations, has also restricted classes in the women’s ministry program—functionally, every Bible class in the fall schedule taught by a woman—to only female students, according to alumni and a university representative.
I do not feel like I need to go into how badly Thomas White gets 1 Co. 11.2-16 wrong.
I can tell you, however, this is one of the reason I’m happy to stay in the UMC, and why I knew I would never be a baptist when I started to search for a new home. This news is shocking, but not too unexpected. After all, they got rid of the philosophy department, put in a gun range, and took a hyper-conservative track in staff.
- Cedarville University ‘Faculty Shakeup’ Appears To Indicate Conservative Southern Baptist Future (accidentvictimsalliance.com)
- Fundamentalism Trumps Philosophy Department at Local Baptist College (themillennialnewspaper.wordpress.com)
- If it hadn’t been for Cedarville University (emilybroad.wordpress.com)
- This Christian ‘University’ Doesn’t Allow Female Professors to Teach Male Students (patheos.com)