I believed, therefore I spoke...
(Tim) Keith Knowlden put a link to this clip up as a comment under "Debates over Women in Leadership." Excellent. Remember what they said about our Lord at the end of His Sermon on the Mount:
When Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes. (Matthew 7:28, 29)
This whole trend is a part of the movement of our culture toward feminine cultural ideals. And it's particularly destructive in our communication patterns--what in the past I've called the feminization of discourse. When these patterns infiltrate the Church and men preach as if they were inviting the members of the congregation to share a journey with them, our message has changed and is no longer faithful to the Word of God. But of course, we won't be accused of arrogance, will we?