It is a fact that ACU has long been an ANTI church of Christ sump of prelatal pride. One might be Anti Church of Christ without seeming to be fools and simpletons.
Elaine believes that girls prophesying was something for all times and gives women the right to be pastors, speak in tongues, and restore monastic cells to reach those who won't come to church. A better solution would be for Elaine to GO into all of the world.
She claims that Jesus had a HOUSE and that He must have lied about not having a place to lay His head. Having proven her point then the House of Jesus open to the sky is the pattern for small enclaves (communes) to cluster and do centering prayer (sounds witchy). People will be attracted to these small houses who would never go to church. However, the context proves that Jesus WENT OUT to preach as HIS PATTERN and He attended and taught in the synagogues or "church houses."
She sees "prophesying" or teaching as what is well documented as the insane gibberish of mostly pagan Mad Women of Corinth.
Elaine using the old "you are a failure" to prove that the old VISION from God doesn't work any longer.
I Googled Elaine Heath. I reviewed here popular publications and looked at the summaries of her journal articles. You can get an idea from the Huffington Post link below. If you search around you can find the texts on the Internet.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elaine-a- ... 58630.html
The Gospel according to Twilight: Women, Sex, and God
The books grew into a dark tower on my coffee table, one vampire novel after another. It was Christmas time, hardly the season of the year to focus on the undead, but I was getting ready to teach a new class on the Gospel in Pop Culture, and I needed to find out why Twilight broke publishing and box office records. This was a theological story, too. And it was full of messages about gender.
Mystic Way of Evangelism, The: A Contemplative Vision for Christian Outreach
Longing for Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Community
We Were the Least of These: Reading the Bible with Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Naked Faith: The Mystical Theology of Phoebe Palmer
She writes personal essays more than anything else, and of her own work she often uses the term hermeneutics (which concerns the study of the interpretation of the Bible). But her interpretations are definitely made up as she goes along. She commonly misinterprets her own philosophy as the Biblical intention. Certainly not everything she has written or has to say is wrong. There is some good information in We Were the Least of These, along with some mish mash, but The Gospel According to Twilight? Really. Such garbage.
Perhaps ACU is doing this for the shock value or the entertainment value, but then the question arises as to whom are they shocking or entertaining? Well, us, perhaps.