I had a meeting with the seminary's Vice President for Advancement (at his request) this week to air my concerns. He told me that one of the things they are doing is auditing/reviewing all of their communications, including the website. And while he may have had some concerns about the Vaun Swanson video, they weren't going to pull it (if at all) until the process was completed. Since the video was posted on the seminary's website before he joined the administration, he could not tell me what (or indeed, if any) vetting had been done before posting it.
At his invitation, I attended the alumni reception this morning as well as the luncheon (I had already signed up for the latter). Though I had the chance to speak with Mark Young, the seminary's president, for a few moments, I did not bring up my concerns -- it simply wasn't a good setting for it. However, in God's providence, I was able to convey my concerns to someone at the seminary who was disturbed by what I had to tell him about the content of the video as well as some of the practices sponsored by Pomegranate Place. I believe he will look into matters himself and will then act on what he finds.
I am thankful for all your prayers and that my role in this matter seems to be at an end.
Update: As it turns out, there seems to be more to say than I had thought. First, I have turned the comment feature back on for this post (at least for the time being).
In tracking down some unusual blog traffic, I ran across this from Vaun Swanson on the Jesus Creed blog:
As part of a doctoral thesis project, I surveyed women who had graduated from a major evangelical seminary between 1996 and 2006. The percentage of female graduates finding appropriate ministry positions following graduation was shockingly low. In all, only thirteen percent of the women responding to the survey said they were working full-time in a ministry position, either within a church or a Christian organization in which they used their gifts and training and could unqualifiedly support themselves financially. (emphasis in the original)Note: The seminary in question was Denver Seminary and as a graduate in those years, I received the survey which I completed and returned.
Which is a frankly false characterization of the situation in that it assumes 100% of female graduates intended to seek "appropriate ministry positions" in which they "could unqualifiedly support themselves financially". I know yours truly had no intention of doing so because I was already in a profession which both paid well (at full time, I would have been earning twice as much as an average local full time associate pastor), and afforded me the sort of flexibility I desired. As to working full time in ministry - well, there we see the narrowness of the feminist vision. Whether you would consider it full time or not, I have more ministry on my plate right now than I ever dreamed I would.