This post is older, as Daniel has moved on, further down the road, but I still want to call your attention to it.
So here’s something I can’t quite get my head around: If it took the church a few hundred years to figure out that God was Trinity, why is there a constant stream among the comments in my posts on women to the effect that holding a different view of women from the biblical writers (or a few biblical texts) is somehow tantamount to denying inspiration, not admitting that a certain passage is canonical, and the like?
When I was enthralled in Southern History back at the turn of the century, scholarship in that area was starting to delve into the role which women played in the antebellum South. They did play a major role and even now I can look back two generations and see the strength of the women who I call ‘great-‘.
Anyway, I have to wonder, if you allow for trajectory development of doctrine while reading only a plain sense in Scripture, how then can you simply not allow women leaders?