How to Turn Conservative Evangelicals Into Egalitarians


by John Ellis

Upon the announcement that Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary has hired Dr. Karen Swallow Prior as a research professor of English and Christianity & Culture, my Twitter feed exploded. The initial responses were congratulatory messages for Dr. Prior intermingled with tweets lauding SEBTS for the hire. It didn’t take long, though, for tweets of disproval to trickle into my thread from those upset that a conservative seminary would hire a woman as a professor. Shaking my head at the vitriol and slander being publicly heaped on a sister in Christ, I thought to myself, “It’s no wonder that many young evangelicals are becoming egalitarians.”

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