In my last post, which I’ve taken down, I said this:
On the issue of women in church, I’m an egalitarian. That will come as No Surprise to anyone who reads this blog or anyone with whom I am in regular contact, but it might, evidently, to people I have known in the past.
Women in church leadership is not just a theoretical issue for me; it’s a practical one. I will not raise my children in a church where both women and men are not in visible positions of leadership. The senior pastor doesn’t have to be a woman–that’s just a bonus–but there need to be women around the visioning, the discerning, the planning. And my daughter AND my son need to SEE that God uses all kinds of people all kinds of ways (which extends way beyond gender, but I’m trying to not write a thesis here).
I stand by the above.
But then I got condescending. I was trying hard NOT to be judgmental (at which I failed) and ended up being really condescending to boot. And I was called on it, for which I love my friend. And I am sorry. I was certainly not pointing to the God we serve.
I was discussing a status update of someone I knew slightly in college and haven’t seen since. That was completely unfair of me, and for that, I’m also sorry.