The domineering masculinity of American culture and the American church creates a distinct insecurity in men. This insecurity so bleeds out that men feel they must make others—particularly women—small.
The apostle Peter realized a few years after Pentecost that he would be opposing God if he held onto one of his preferences. We need to learn from Peter because his lessons are exactly what the church needs today.
At Easter, we reflect on the resurrection of Jesus Christ and what it meant for all of us—and for women in particular. We see women’s creational identity as image-bearers restored in the garden on Easter.
Would a women’s church strike change men’s perception of women? Many women want full equality but aren’t prepared to fight for it. We can learn much from the women of Putney, Iceland, and the Catholic church in Germany.
The issue of women’s ordination overshadows the unrestricted use of gifts in the church. Opportunities to use our gifts are still doled out based on sexist gender ideologies of what it means to be a woman or a man.