I wasn’t a stranger to the twist-in-the-gut unpleasantness of sitting in church and hearing something shocking from the pulpit. After all, Jesus said some very uncomfortable things in his time on earth. Naturally, the people up front proclaiming his truth are sure to ruffle some feathers. However, when the pastor referred to women’s place in the church as merely a “secondary issue,” a deep shudder hit.
One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as an egalitarian growing up in several complementarian churches is that I don’t need permission to be who God created me to be (in this case: a leader). And those of us who have reached that point should pass along that confidence and knowledge to the younger generation.
I’m over at the Christians for Biblical Equality blog today,
read the rest here!