The post is unbearably tendentious, and so was the comment thread until Mrs. Groothuis posted this in response to a commenter:
The outburst speaks volumes. You must truly believe that only a man should preach because only a man could have the fire and the unction and the power of the Holy Spirit to preach in a way that astonishes, convicts, delivers and saves. Sir, you are sadly mistaken. Women are human too-- fully human.
Of all the childish, foot-stomping, temper-tantrumish non sequiturs I have run across in all my born days, THIS one reminds me most of myself back when I was Doug's student and Rebecca was my mentor. Goodness, do I have a lot to apologize for. As for this current bit of childishness, I can only say it is the fruit I have come to expect from religious feminism.
Now, for a good and pointed response to Mrs. Groothuis' argument, I commend to you the new post by Steven Hutchens at MereComments:
Report from the Front: "Mere Functionalism"
note: I have removed the link to the post because Doug has removed the post from his blog.