Bob Allen's latest piece examines Dr. Albert Mohler's change of heart on the issue of women in the ministry. (Last week on this blog, we suggested that he visit with Dr. Mohler) This piece was a response to his piece about SBC President Frank Page's 26-year old dissertation, "Toward a Biblical Ethic of Women in Ministry."
We have communicated with Allen a few times via e-mail. He insists that there wasn't anything sinister about the tip that led to his story and said that he was glad he got it before someone else "bit on it." Anyone who has observed the media understands that there is a desire to get a potentially explosive story out on the street or in his case, the Web, but Allen insists he was unaware that a similar story aimed at doing harm to Page was being shopped around various Baptist media circles.
In today's story, he does say that he attempted to e-mail Frank Page (phone calls ususally work better) for the initial story. Like Mohler, Page has said that he has changed his mind about issues related to women in the minstry. This was a better story, although we wouldn't characterize Page's change of heart as a "flip-flop."
posted by Arkansas Razorbaptist at 7/24/2006 02:45:00 PM