Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ode to Addie Davis

Addie Davis, the first Southern Baptist woman to be ordained as a pastor, recently died. Associated Baptist Press and Ethics Daily have printed stories about her.

Adrian Rogers, first president in the fundamentalist takeover of the SBC -- a movement that creedally prohibited Southern Baptists from ordaining women to serve as pastors, preceeded her in death by a short time.

Now that the two of them have met their maker, I am confident that they both clearly see what their Lord meant when he said, "The first shall be last, and the last shall be first."

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