« Last post by Don on March 10, 2015, 04:22:35 AM »
My take is he is being hoist by his own petard. He keeps saying outrageous things but does not want people to think he is simply totally crazy, so he has to come up with some kinds of reasoning (not really good reasoning, but he thinks it makes sense and apparently so do his acolytes). It is simply time to keep saying the emperor has no clothes.
« Last post by Rose on March 09, 2015, 11:22:44 PM »
Is it even possible for men not to be (even accidently) taught by women?
Is there any difference between what we do "in the world" and what we do in church? If a woman can't teach a man in church, then surely she can't teach a man in any other environment either. This would actually mean she can't express an opinion on anything, for fear a man would hear her and learn from it... And when is a boy too old to have female teachers?
I know Piper makes a distinction between learning on an accidental basis and on a more permanent basis (it's okay to listen to a woman teaching, just as long as you don't look to her for spiritual guidance), but that's ridiculous. Such a distinction is never made in the Bible. Also, I shouldn't look to any one human being for spiritual guidance, I should read the Bible and pray and talk to lots and lots of brothers and sisters.
Anyway, if you adopt his views, it's a lot better to be a woman: we're allowed to learn from anyone , while men are severely restricted. Poor guys...