Pr. Wilken posed this today on Issues, Etc. I wonder what you all think? He asked: Will the Missouri Synod ordain women? He thought it would; Jeff thought it wouldn't. I also tend to think it likely won't. Why?
Because rather than destroying the Office of the Holy Ministry by violating the Word of God with ordaining the fair sex, we are already well on the way to destroying it with the notion that those who have not been called and publicly set into the Office of the Ministry may preach and administer the Sacraments. It's as though AC XIV is an embarrassment and doesn't really norm our practice anymore!
If we're not to be LINOs (thanks Lito!) - that is, Lutheran In Name Only - then AC XIV remains in force among us, no matter what others do. To be Lutheran - and not only in name - is to assert that "no one should publicly preach, teach, or administer the sacraments who is not RITE VOCATUS." Period.