Reflections on the SBC and It's View of Women
I don't often address issues that might be divisive but decided to give my reflections on what the Southern Baptist Convention's executive committee did a few weeks ago. Their actions directly impact women in ministry; more specifically, women who are serving in pastoral roles. In this episode I discuss how the SBC functions, what the "office of the pastor" is understood to be, and why the current leadership of the SBC decided to "oust" Saddleback Church.
Here are the articles I read from in this podcast:
A Very Dangerous Course (LA Times) https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-02-26/a-war-on-women-why-the-southern-baptist-convention-really-ousted-saddleback-church
Southern Baptist Oust Saddleback Over Woman Pastor (AP News) https://apnews.com/article/baptist-church-us-news-california-religion-7970970aef44935329cd0fa4d3feceee
Information on the Credentials Committee of the SBC: https://www.sbc.net/about/what-we-do/sbc-governance/credentials-committee/