May I gently remind our good readers that Tim and I firmly believe that the practice of theology as currently conducted in much of the Evangelical and Reformed world is tragically warped by its disconnect from the authority of the Church and the shepherding work of the pastoral office.
Tim and I not only value the biblically-defined calling of women too highly to honor women who prefer the sterile realm of the rabbinical school above those who give their all to motherhood, we honor the calling of fatherhood in home and Church over that of professional theologian as well.
Theology can little more be practiced in the absence of authority than swimming can be practiced in the absence of water. We must be under Church authority and possessed of Church authority to be true theologicans. Theology without authority is philosophy. Theology without shepherding is dilettantism. Unfortunately, the Evangelical theological fraternity (much like the internet theological world) is filled with philosophical dilettantism.
Doesn't the PCA (along with many other Reformed and Evangelical demoninations) need more doers of and fewer speculators upon the Word? Though the issue that brings this to the fore is Ms Custis-James urging women to become rabbinical students, it doesn't end there. It continues on into Evangelical seminaries and internet monasteries where men are as likely to be dry clouds as the women who follow Ms Custis James.