Not your mother's DTS...
"The fact that the women were there during the most significant events in the life of Jesus meant that the apostles, the male apostles could not write the Gospels without collaborating with the women." -Ms. Carolyn Custis James in Dallas Theological Seminary chapel on March 28, 2008
(Tim, w/thanks to John) During a CBMW council meeting about ten years ago, I listened to one of the high priests of evangelical exegetical scholarship rebuke the council for our work opposing gender-neutered Bible translations. Wayne Grudem had been excited at the possibility that an invitation to sit in on the council meeting might be enough of an enticement to get this scholar to allow CBMW to use his name on the council or as a member of the Board of Reference, but instead of being awed by the company he'd been given entree to, he took the opportunity to poke us in the nose...
Yes, he was a Dallas Theological Seminary professor, but really he was just one more politically correct academic zealous for the sexual revolution, and he resented those opposing it.
Sitting in that meeting, I realized DTS was gone. It was living on the spiritual capital of godly men of the past, but that capital was greatly depleted and wouldn't outlast the destroyers who now held the key academic appointments on the seminary campus.
Then, earlier today, a PCA pastor E-mailed me a link to this video of Carolyn Custis James' sermon, "The Role of Women in Both Ministry and Life," preached in the DTS chapel a couple weeks ago, on March 25, 2008. The scuttlebutt is that all the prophecy charts sold in the seminary bookstore are now under revision in order to incorporate a new dispensation titled "Womynchurch Age," and that Ms. Carolyn Custis James is assisting the project as editorial consultant.
But back to the video: It's hard to imagine how people sat through this I/ME/MINE spiel of self-promotion. Did anyone watch her hands? Reminded me of a prestidigitator.