A voice for the voiceless...
(Tim) Think about this. Ms. Carolyn Custis James is married to Frank James who for years served as president of Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. With this entree, Carolyn was uniquely positioned to introduce feminism into the world of Biblical (which is to say Reformed) faith. And this she has done and is doing.
Check out her blog and you'll see how sotto voce she is in her rebellion. She's only helping women to "ask why." She's only trying to get one half of the church to recognize there's another neglected half sitting quietly, waiting to be allowed "to serve." She's overwhelmed by global implications and suffering–-such as South Africa's apartheid and Rwanda's genocide.
She's feted by Westminster in Philadelphia, Park Cities in Dallas, her editor at Zondervan, and Campus Crusade everywhere. If you doubt it, just ask her; she'll tell you herself...Half the world is her constituent base. Everywhere women and children suffer is her personal heart-cry. When asked by women, the question "Why?" is her baileywick. Just ask her.
She speaks for all women all across the globe. Just ask her.
All women, that is, except the baby girls murdered in their mother's womb and their mothers who paid for their daughters' murder and thus murdered their own consciences. This oppression, this injustice, this slaughter, this bloodshed is almost never mentioned by Carolyn on her blog titled Whitby Forum.
Six hundred and fifty thousand women a year murdered in Carolyn's back yard (around thirty million worldwide, and that's not including the baby boys), and her heart is anguished about the million slaughtered in Rwanda back sixteen years ago. The men imprisoned in South Africa under that ancient regime of apartheid.
What should we think about women who cop a posture as advocates for the voiceless while being silent about the 1,000,000,000 victims of abortion?
We're surrounded by men and women who proclaim their heroism in being "in the city, for the city;" who cop a posture of being "for women;" who decry sexual slavery and child labor; who are bold to speak for Islam's victims in Darfur; and yet who are silent about the ongoing slaughter of unborn babies at a rate that dwarfs all the other injustice and oppression and bloodshed of the world--including military oppression and bloodshed.
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Asked by a commenter on her blog, "Do you have a list of references from Scripture that address the issues of 'complementarianism' and 'egalitarianism,' Ms. Custis James answered:
Two volumes contain a thorough discussion of the debated texts from the two positions and will lead you to other books written on the subject.
Complementarian Viewpoint:Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood—A Response to Evangelical Feminism edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem.
Egalitarian Viewpoint: Discovering Biblical Equality—Complementarity without Hierarchy edited by Ronald W. Pierce and Rebecca Merrill Groothuis.
Note how even-handed James is--in a way Westminster and Redeemer and Park Cities and Zondervan and Campus Crusade all deeply appreciate.