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Pam Hogeweide | Too Hot to Handle: Women in the Church Today

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.



Posted by on November 2, 2012 in sociology, theology, women's ordination


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