And the Action, Dr. Kirk?

Daniel Kirk likes to use the bully pulpit of his professorship to tell us pastors how to put things into action. It’s the benefits of academia. And he takes full advantage of it.

So his latest rant is a good one, yet leaves me asking: Okay, Mr. Kirk, as a seminary professor, what does that mean for you, other than getting to use your lectern to say things that are necessary

Don’t get me wrong. I agree with Dr. Kirk. This is an issue that needs action. But reading these rants as a pastor, and actually doing something about it, I get tired of the bully pulpit.

The post is appropriately titled: A time to speak. That may be all a seminary professor can do in the case of gender equality in ministry.

But at some point could we quit the rants and actually get down to business? I know it’s something I actually work on. I don’t have much to write about these matters, as I am developing a staff that actually has women on it. No seminary pulpit for me. 😉

7 thoughts on “And the Action, Dr. Kirk?

  1. I have encountered a similar pattern elsewhere Dan. Where professors are nothing more than professing things, but doing very little to actually DO what they are telling others to do. It is a sad state of affairs when that is the case. As it stands, Providence Seminary where I just graduated has a rather high number of professors actually involved in ministry in local churches and regional leadership in the wider church…so it has been great to see more proactive work being done rather than simply stating what one thinks should be done.

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