I almost failed Logic in college. Propositions, outcomes, fallacies: all a little over my head. So while it may be that syllogisms and logical outcomes aren’t my forte, there are still a few things that don’t add up.
There are people in the LCMS who are for women’s ordination.
Then there’s the rest of us who believe that Scripture and the Confessions absolutely, hands-down, no-way-around-it say that the pastoral office is for men only, that no amount of flowery re-wording or fancy language can wiggle out of the fact that the Office of the Holy Ministry isn’t for women.
Then there are those who likewise believe that men alone are to hold the pastoral office . . . but that women have no part in theological discussions. No studying theology. No discussing theology. No writing theology.
How does that work?
I mean, where’s that come from?
As for me–a woman who’s got a masters degree in theology, loves to talk and listen and read about theology, and who holds firmly to a male-only pastoral office, I’ll second President Harrison’s remarks on women “doing theology.”
Any other takers?