Women’s roles: a divisive issue but not a new one
When high-profile congregations among Churches of Christ announce a transition…
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We know the debate over women’s roles in Churches of Christ is sensitive and emotional for many readers — on all sides of the issue.
Here at The Christian Chronicle, we believe Christians must engage in full, open dialogue. That’s the motivation behind our in-depth package of stories on this topic. We have done our best to report on this subject in a fair, accurate and insightful manner.
As always, we welcome feedback that promotes thoughtful and respectful discussion.
Here are links to all the articles:
• The big picture: Women’s roles are a divisive issue but not a new one. By Cheryl Mann Bacon.
• Should women preach in a mixed-gender setting?: This graduate theology student — one of four sisters and the mother of five girls — doesn’t think so. By Bobby Ross Jr.
• The journey that led a church to appoint female elders: “It needs to be the whole body,” Sheila Bost says of men and women leading and preaching. By Bobby Ross Jr.
• Women’s roles in the future church: Five Christian women share their views on the Bible’s teaching, tradition and Jesus’ call for unity. By Erin Floyd.
• Egalitarian vs. complementarian: Defining the terms of the gender-role debate. By Cheryl Mann Bacon.
• Thinking theologically about gender: ACU Bible dean tries to leave churches with three guiding principles. By Cheryl Mann Bacon.
• Staff editorial: In discussion of women’s roles, is there a middle path?
BOBBY ROSS JR. is Editor-in-Chief of The Christian Chronicle. Reach him at [email protected].
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