In August 2016 I wrote a letter to the new president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Rev. Denny Burk. The letter is relevant today, just as it was five years ago. The CBMW is still fiercely protecting their male headship. Maybe they need to put on the Armor of God, and their delicate male headship would be safe!
Oh, well. Here is the letter I wrote to Denny Burk.
I have just read “My vision for the future of the CBMW.” Your dedication and desire are so aptly described. I see a burning flame in your vision and I know you will do everything in your power to bring this to pass.
Denny, may I call you Saul? You remind me so much of the biblical Saul before the Damascus Road.
“But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison.
Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples”…
Saul produced resources, conferences, etc. in order to equip religious leaders and organizations to put a stop to these Jesus followers. Rabbis were told to focus on getting rid of these people.
But a new day had arrived. Pleasing God had gone in a new direction. Jesus told them to love those who persecuted them and to love each other. And none of Jesus’ 46 parables were about women submitting to their husbands and the dire consequences if they did not.
These followers of The Way were not trying to hurt anybody, but Saul was going for destruction.
Denny, after reading your vision for the future of the CBMW, I think you are still guarding the cloaks of those who stoned Stephen. It is not too late to stop this persecution of women.
I don’t know that he understands that he’s persecuting the brethren (along with the many scapegoats that he makes of us bogeyWomen). I think he just earned a payoff job for parroting other power players in the grand attempt to save the Southern Baptist Church for John Calvin.