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Southeastern California Conference Executive Committee Wins Praise from Other Christians

Other Christians are watching how Adventists act on this issue.

Religion Dispatches’ Pastor Dan Schultz writes the following:

Without having a particular dog in the fight (other than being decidedly yet generically pro-women-in-ministry), I do wish that more religious bodies would adopt this stance. The Seventh Day Adventists’ Southeastern California Conference Executive Committee has a beef with evangelist Doug Batchelor over the ordination of women. They told him exactly what they thought he did wrong, and listed scriptural citations to support their position.

Too often, church people try to step around real conflict with mushy criticism “offered in a spirit of reconciliation and dialogue.” It’s healthier and more efficient sometimes to spell out simply and directly what it is that you think people have done wrong, and why. That way it can be discussed openly and honestly and without a lot of passive-aggressive nonsense.

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