Wednesday, October 17, 2007

What do you think?

Many of you have already heard about this, but I thought that you might find this article interesting nonetheless. I have many thoughts about this new program at SWBTS, but I want to hear yours. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? A neutral thing? Is it strange, exciting, sad, promising? Come on, you know you want to comment. It will be fun!

They love to do their homework

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Lord.
I'm sitting here with my mouth dropped open. Is this for real?

Sara A-G said...

Whoops - that was me, commenting above.

Marie said...

I am in a little bit of shock. My blood pressure went up as I read more of this article. I am not even really sure how to articulate what I am feeling. I actually think that some of the things being taught in this "homemaking" degree would be great things to know but I think the men should know them as well. I would like to think that we have moved on from the 1950's but according to this article we have not. Not only do I think this is completly degrading, I believe that it is completly unbiblical. Just because we are the "helpers" does not mean that confines us to the home. I believe the author made a very good point when he spoke of Mary and Martha. Ugh...I love my seminary (a non- Southern Baptist one)!

Anonymous said...

I personally think you gals are reading in this a little too much. I don't think that offering a homemaking class at a seminary school is trying to put women in their place and state that home is their only place. God calls each one of us to different roles in life and society. He does , however, call all women to be the nurturers of the home (Proverbs 31). Why not offer a class to help show us how! Why not encourage, inform, and enlighten those women who God has called to serve Him in the home.

Mandy Mc said...

Would the anonymous person above please identify him or herself? I value your opinion and would love to know who you are. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

What do you say to that? If a woman wants to take a homemaking class, that is good and well. But it should be because she WANTS to, not because somebody convinces her that the Bible says it is her duty. It is sad that our society still tries to fit women into this role, especially when our talents and inclinations so often lie elsewhere. If the homemaking classes are offered for women, they should also be offered for men.
-Brooke

ashlynn310 said...

I have much to say, but can't "use my words" at the moment...i would just go off calling people idiots and such...
:)
I think that perhaps this video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjxY9rZwNGU

is part of that class

Nancy Hood said...

Personally, I don't see anything wrong with it. In fact, I would've been one of the ones to sign up were I there. :) Teaching second grade is one of my dearest passions, but caring for my husband and family is greater. I want my family to remember me for the laughter, the love, and the memories we made together. I don't want to be remembered for drive through meals, coming in late from work, and being too tired to enjoy those that are really important. Wow, Mandygirl, you've opened a can of worms on here! ha much love, Miss Nancy

Anonymous said...

I've got the home, the degree, but where's my husband?

Do you think yours will let you come to NYC again for the CSW? I hope so. Let me know what you think.
S

ashlynn310 said...

"SWBTS trustees approved the construction of a homemaking house as an instruction facility and student housing for the seminary's homemaking concentration.

The homemaking house will include three primary teaching areas: a multi-function room for instruction which also contains computer resources; a room for students to learn about working with and laundering textiles; and a kitchen, complete with appropriate appliances and a horseshoe-shaped counter for instruction in food preparation. Upstairs, two rooms will house seniors in the homemaking concentration and another room will be available for guest housing. A donation to the seminary has been made for the construction, which will begin as soon as all funds have been secured. The house is slated to open in August 2008.

So far, just eight of the 300 students in the seminary’s undergraduate program are enrolled in the homemaking concentration.

(source: Baptist & Associated Press)

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