An audio transcript of John Piper answering a question about female professors in seminary has garnered a lot of (negative) attention since being posted yesterday. He says, "The issue is whether women should be models, mentors, and teachers for those preparing for a role that is biblically designed for spiritual men." His answer? No, women … Continue reading Yes, Women Can Be Part of the Spiritual Formation of Men
One of my earliest memories as a child was crying to my mother that God didn't make me a boy because, "I wanted to be a preacher." My dad was a Southern Baptist pastor of a small, rural church at the time. The church was so small that he was the only staff member. The … Continue reading Why I wrote a book for women discerning a call to ministry (Part I)
I stood in the Christian Life section of Barnes & Noble yesterday. As I scanned all the books written to disciple women, I was overwhelmed by one thing. The majority of these women had no formal theological education. When I began counting, the number was outstanding. This is the reality that many publishers and churches … Continue reading Is teaching Scripture to females just as important as it is to men?
Last week I had lunch with my friend and minister, Deborah. Deborah is on the ministerial staff at The Cathedral Church of the Advent in downtown Birmingham, where my husband and I are members. Deborah has the gift of teaching and preaching. She is not only one of my favorite women Bible teachers but on of … Continue reading Where are the mothers in the family of God?
When I graduated from divinity school in 2008, I was filled with the excitement that consumes many graduates, namely of finding a job in the field for which I had spent so much time preparing. I began looking for a ministerial vocational place where I could exercise my gifts and learning. However, after several months … Continue reading Is There Enough Room For Women In Vocational Ministry?
Dear Readers, Happy 2015! I have lots of things to tell you and discuss with you this year. The past month I have been silent because my hard drive crashed on my computer. However, this time has allowed me to think through some topics, posts and discussions I would like to see happen this year. … Continue reading Advice to Prospective Seminary Students
Hi readers! I am working on a project near and dear to my heart for girls called to vocational ministry, and I need your help! I have created a survey to help inform and shape my project, and I need women who have received a call to vocational ministry to complete the survey. Several ways … Continue reading Survey: Women Called to Vocational Ministry