Leigh Newton posts to YouTube

07 Mar

Leigh Newton holds that social media is an important way to bring about women’s ordination in the LCA.  A few days ago he recorded a video which included reference to his experience of women seminarians and pastors from Wartburg Theological College, Dubuque, Iowa, where his wife studied for her M.Div and many of our older pastors were trained.

Would you consider making your own video and uploading it to YouTube? Women’s ordination has suffered because of fear within the LCA, and fear does not reflect the vote at Synod or the massive support around Australia amongst laity and clergy for women to be ordained.   The more we speak up, the less any fear is experienced as being real, and the closer women’s ordination will be.

We cannot delay until another Synod or wait another generation.  Ordain women in April!


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3 responses to “Leigh Newton posts to YouTube

  1. Sandra

    March 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Leigh’s comment about women pastors being ‘like the air we breathe’ at the Dubuque seminary resonates with one message of John Drane’s ‘After McDonaldization: Mission, Ministry and Christian Discipleship in an Age of Uncertainty’ which I’ve just finished reading. Drane makes the point that in aiming to be ‘in the world but not of the world’ Christians have learnt to fear exposing themselves as Christians. He says the negative attitude of other people to Christianity is more imagined than real. Like the air we breathe, we breathe in the love of God we know as Christians. That’s a strength we can be proud to share. Are we pulling along a donkey? It requires persistence, but we can’t blame the donkey for not knowing where to go.


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