Highly educated and well-paid women...

Carolyn Custis James:
With the educational and professional advancement of women today, many women come to our churches and wonder why the secular workplace values what they bring to the table, but the church shows so little interest.

For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God.
(1 Corinthians 1:26-29)

John Calvin (on the above text):
By the choosing of the poor, and the foolish, and the ignoble, he means, that God has preferred them before the great, and the wise, and the noble. For it would not have sufficed, for beating down the arrogance of the flesh, if God had placed them all upon a level. Hence, those who appeared to excel he put in the background, in order that he might thoroughly abase them.


"the·o·lo·gi·an (th-ljn) n. One who is learned in theology."

Well, that wasn't very helpful, was it?

"the·ol·o·gy (th-l-j)n. 1:The study of the nature of God and religious truth; rational inquiry into religious questions.
2:A system or school of opinions concerning God and religious questions: Protestant theology; Jewish theology.
3:A course of specialized religious study usually at a college or seminary."
[Middle English theologie, from Old French, from Latin theologia, from Greek theologi : theo-, theo- + -logi, -logy.]

There, now, we at least have several compasses to use to speculate what she means when she says "theologian." She is not saying a disciple or follower of Christ. She is using a technical term, and probably didn't pay 50 cents for it. Is she using definition #1 and referring to these women as seekers of religious Truth and the nature of God? Is she instead using definition #2 and referring to someone who is well versed in religious opinion and schools of thought? Or, is she referring to people who have taken formal courses at a university in one of the above subjects?

Or could it be that she is in...*

re·bel·lion (r-blyn)n.
1:Open, armed, and organized resistance to a constituted government.
* 2:An act or a show of defiance toward an authority or established convention.

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