Dear God: Are boys better than girls?
I know you are one – But try to be fair!
“The above simple letter from a child crystallizes the vexing debate about the role of women in the Church and the world.” – Ruthe Tucker
“Multiplied millions of women all over the world are looking over the church’s shoulder, longing to see the freedom Jesus purchased for them at Calvary. Millions more have found freedom in Jesus but are still bound by human ideas- ideas that pressure a woman to let culture, not God, determine her place in the Kingdom.
While hurting men and women outside the church cry out, “Is there any hope? Does anyone care?” their sisters in the church are asking, “How can I share the hope I have? How can I, a woman, serve the Lord?” Many women, having heard God call them into a public role in the Kingdom, are serving in positions of leadership. They are asking, “Will the Church support us?”
We must respond. The issue of women in missions, ministry and leadership is dividing homes, churches, communities, even societies. We must respond responsibly, for we never want to find ourselves working against God’s purposes, quenching his Spirit at work in the lives of those he has called. We must respond carefully, since God’s truth often stands in direct opposition to what the majority of people believe.”
– Loren Cunningham
“We are called to be women. The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman. For I have accepted God’s idea of me, and my whole life is an offering back to him of all that I am and all that he wants me to be.”
– Elisabeth Elliot
In order to learn what it means to be a woman
we must start with the One who made her!