This past week I met a lady who sparked something inside of me. Please welcome Karen Alexander as the newest recipient of the Living Stones Award.
As a woman caught somewhere in the middle of a multitude of opinions about what women’s roles in the church today should look like, I am painfully aware of the complexities surrounding the issue.
Much of the time I am dissatisfied with the traditional view many Christians hold. Why must the church be one of the few areas in Christian life in which a woman should be silent? At the same time, I can’t say I’m confident a woman should lead a flock. Something about it seems off—and I’m not sure whether I feel this way because of truth or conditioning.