I have been a lurker in the conversation of Emerging Church, Gospel and Our Culture, etc. for years. And it just never occurred to me that most of the voices were men ... I guess, because the ecumenical professional clergy groups and conversations I've been a part of were all mostly men.
It's hard for me to enter into a conversation around women in ministry issues, though, because it's hard for me to identify exactly what the issue is. I, personally, have had a few barriers to overcome, and I continually do, but they are all cultural barriers not theological ones.
Barriers -- being overlooked for "head of staff" roles, a young couple wanting a man preacher for their wedding because the wedding photo's would look weird with a woman pastor officiating, etc.
Labels: Women in Ministry