Three things on my mind this week…
Amen, Sister Marcia!
Well said, Marcia! Excellent article.
Wonderful, very interesting article, Marcia. God calls leaders of God’s own choosing, whether they be male or female. Not every woman is equipped or even wants to lead people in worship. But when God has called his chosen women to lead, and they are allowed to lead by the people in power, the results can lift the soul of the worshippers and glorify God.
Spread the salve, spare the sword.
I think you're right on, Marcia. Thank you.
Why is the Bible constantly being used as an exclusionary tool? Who would Christ consciously exclude from leading others to his side?
Man, Marcia...this was so good!! Thank you for sharing - I think, as you stated, it's easier to just accept what you've been taught and never question it. As Rick Warren stated in his apology, sometimes we don't WANT to question it. There's a feeling of security and safety in a "corporate" belief system. As a Christ-follower, however, I have a desire to "get it right." If I'm believing an interpretation of the Bible that is incorrect, I want to know that. Again, thank you.
Love this! Thank you for speaking out!