Last week, at a Church Planting Conference, the pastor of Mars Hill in Seattle, Mark Driscoll, made (on video) what I think are some pretty degrading allusions (is that the right word?) about women in ministry. In the video, he kept talking about having the right MAN for church planting and at one point referred to women as "ladies" who love jesus (in a very "Men are totally superior to women" way.
I've been so bothered by this video. It did start a mini-fued between Driscoll and Bill Hybels. I'm really bothered because I don't think there should be any more debate or question as to whether women can and should be ministers. Women and men can both be ministers!
While I was lamenting the poison (did I say something caustic too?) Mr. Driscoll was spreading, I learned about this moving, uplifting and awe-inspiring video. It made me cry and it made me sing. Thank you, Jennifer.
ht to marko -- who I can ht again now that he's on his speaking sabbatical. I don't know why I can ht him again -- I just decided I could, so there.