I dedicate this post to my friend Shawna. Let the comments begin...
It seems the president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary thinks that too many women are gettin' themselves too edumacated! The fact that 60% of college enrollees are women tells Mr. Patterson (his first name is Paige?!? :) ) that the US Church is in trouble.
Rather than encourage men to step up and do what they should be doing Mr. Patterson is following the example of so many by denigrating women.
I believe we need more strong, male leaders. I believe we need men to step up, actually be men, and take leadership over their homes and churches. But I don't think this is at the expense of women fulfilling their God-given spiritual callings and using their gifts.
I am a strong believer in equality of the sexes with an understanding that we each have different roles to play. That role, however, is not necessarily based on our sex, but on our ability, calling, and gifting.
And we definitely need to get away from the aloof, macho male-warrior as our only model of manhood.