So these questions have been asked in various forms before, but I need some help. I'm most likely leading a session at the Emergent Gathering on women in the emerging church. Its a very broad topic, and I wanted to narrow it down by relating personal experiences and perspectives. So if you don't mind sharing and allowing me to tell your story (no names will be given there), please chime in... (you can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would rather not post your perspectives)
And here are the questions to consider -
What has been your experience with the emerging church(the good the bad and the ugly)? How did you enter the conversation, how deep into it are you, and do you identify with it? Have you felt welcome in it? Is it a safe place for you? How does it compare with your previous experiences? Have you felt supported or condemned by friends and family because of your involvement in the conversation (or is it something you still hide)? How has it helped you faith as a women? Is it permission giving? Do you feel like you (or women in general) have a voice? How can it be more supportive of women?
Labels: Emerging Church, Gender Issues