Scholarship doesn’t matter – it appears – at Emmanuel, money does.
The president of a Tennessee seminary told a tenured professor that his views were offending prospective students and possible donors and that he should look for work elsewhere.
The trouble began when Christopher Rollston, a professor of Old Testament and Semitic Studies at Emmanuel Christian Seminary, a graduate seminary affiliated with the Restoration Movement, wrote an opinion article for The Huffington Post’s religion section about the marginal status of women in the Bible. “To embrace the dominant biblical view of women would be to embrace the marginalization of women,” Rollston wrote. “And sacralizing patriarchy is just wrong.”
Rollston is completely right to write as he has written and his view is both theologically and biblically correct. If prospective students at Emmanuel or donors think otherwise it’s merely an indication of their own theological ignorance.
Further, the fact that the school is acting as it is purely for the sake of money shows beyond any shadow of a doubt that Mr Blowers and his cohorts are more interested in money than truth. And that means Emmanuel has ceased to be an institution of higher learning and is now simply a money collecting agency. How sad.
Congratulations Mr Blowers, you and your ilk have managed to destroy a school and turn it into a gathering of greedy televangelists telling the ignorant flock what it desperately wishes to hear just to make a buck.