For some reason, my mind keeps coming back to certain themes. Church-of-Christ related themes. I don’t know why. The Holy Spirit?
And one of these pesky themes happens to be “women’s role in the church.”
It’s weird, because my family now goes to a church where women are fully integrated into the church staff and worship structure. But there are times, when a woman stands up and shares something, that I don’t feel 100% comfortable. I mean, I like it … but I’m not always comfortable with it.
And so I wanted to ask some other CofC-backgrounded people what they thought about this. And by people, I mean women. Because here’s the deal … growing up, I heard a few men talk about women’s role in the church, but I never heard a woman talk about it—publically or privately. Never.
So I sent out a few Facebook messages and emails, and I got a few positive responses. And I got a few I’ll-think-about-its too, because this takes a little bit of courage—especially for someone who rose from girlhood to womanhood in the Church of Christ.
And I’m glad for any response … to hear that other people are thinking, asking questions, engaged. This encourages me, whatever the individual’s thoughts might be.
So, beginning tomorrow night (Lord-willing), I’m turning over the keys of my blog to a bunch of good people—women drivers.
I’m looking forward to being silent … and to hearing them speak.