A post you might enjoy from Pam Hogeweide.
Bloggers like me look to things like site stats and comments as indexes of what nerves we are striking in the blogosphere. After hundreds of posts over the last five years I can tell you that there are three topics that consistently spike my blog’s traffic:
- cussing Christians
- the debate about eternal damnation and hell
- the so-called controversy of women teaching, leading and being in positions of power within the pulpit and pew of the contemporary American church
It is the third category that is most interesting to me, and also to my readers. Most of my readership are disenchanted Christians who are sorting out what’s really real to them in their faith and what’s dogmatic conditioning from religious rhetoric and traditionalism. The perspective of women in the church by their men, and particularly the perspective of women of themselves is still in the grip of an archaic, hierarchical mindset that keeps women quietly busy serving in the kitchen or the nursery.