Yes, Women Should Do Degrees in Pastoral…

There was a big baptist brouhaha this week when seminary student, mother, and Army veteran, Erin Harding announced that she was graduating from South Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) with a BA in pastoral ministry. Now one would naturally think that this would be a time for friends and well-wishers to pour praise on Erin for persevering in her divinity studies while being a mother and a wife. However, for reasons that most of us find inexplicable and baffling, a certain Dr. Scott Aniol took it upon himself to pour some cold water on the celebratory cake that Erin was enjoying at her graduation by alleging that Christian women like her should not in fact study for pastoral studies degrees.

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