Sunday, November 25, 2012

A blog about Headship

Yesterday I read this article on a blog:

I found it really sad - here are people feeling unhappy because the expectations they have about marriage and relationships are based on ideas that don't seem to connect with their real lives.  I particularly feel sad for these decent, Godly, caring men who are not able to live comfortably with  a set of expectations laid on them by their churches, their pastors and those around them.

The reason I feel a degree of sadness and empathy for these men, and others like them is because I know what it is like to live with the tension of having a set of gifts and abilities, inadequacies and lacks, that seem to be god-given but which some people want me to think are a result of my sin, are not right for me to act on, that I shouldn't develop, that I shouldn't use in ministry in the church.  I know that because I am a woman pastor.  So with kindness and grace I want to say to these men "Welcome to my world" *

*Can we try and change this world, so that we can be who we are, who we have been made by God, rather than be defined by our gender?

1 comment:

  1. I appreciate your link to my blog! You make very good points-- "welcome to my world" indeed! I'd like to invite you to join the discussion on women's equality in the church and home on the Equality Central Forum: