Why I’m an Advocate for Women’s Equality

Does God call women to preach is the most often read post on my blog. I encourage you all to read this and see how one man came to realize that God does indeed call women to preach.

"God is Love" (1 John 4:16)

I grew up in a home where male authority was the norm. My father learned from his father that men are supposed to be “leaders.” The denomination my father was raised in also taught that men alone should teach and lead in the church. When I first embraced Christianity, I faithfully attended a “complementarian” church. Like my father, they taught me that men should be leaders, and that women should submit to this leadership. They not only taught this verbally, they lived it every Sunday. Only men could teach and preach from the pulpit. Only men could be elders. Only men could be ushers. Only men served communion. I was asked to lead Bible studies; not because I knew the Bible (I didn’t), but because I was male. I was also encouraged to pursue a career in “ministry.”

I was taught that men are supposed to be “servant-leaders.” Feminists, I…

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Shirley Taylor writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality for Christian women.
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1 Response to Why I’m an Advocate for Women’s Equality

  1. pnissila says:

    Fantastic blog post and blog. Many other excellent articles, well researched and presented.

    I think my favorite reference in one of the articles (as comic relief if it were not so tragic and silly) was the dude who taught that because men have more hair on their bodies (with some time and a lot of words spent on beards) they are more fit to lead.


    What did that guy ever think about older women who might have facial hair due to hormonal changes, or women of certain ethnic backgrounds who have more prominent “mustaches”?

    Actually, no, I’d rather not know. 😉

    Just shows how laughable we become when we start tearing chunks of badly-translated Bible passages from certain man-made traditions and then piece them together for reasons other than Godly.

    Cheers and blessings.


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