Thou Shalt Not Teach Sunday School

 

Unless you’ve been hiding under an evangelical rock you’ve heard about Rachel Held Evans new book A Year Of Biblical Womanhood. Panties are in bunches all across the internet over it. But at the end of the day, it’s really not the book or Rachel that people have a problem with. It’s the subject itself.

 

Everyone has an opinion about what biblical womanhood should look like. Many many people have opinions (yes, opinions) about women’s roles in church, women’s roles in authority, women’s roles in society – and they truly believe they have theological ground to stand on.  But do they always?

 

I’ve seen this play out in churches more than once and today I’m over at The Church of No People recounting a time when I was required to step down from a teaching position for being a woman. Please click the link below to check it out and spread it around.

 

Thou Shalt Not Teach Sunday School

 

-Jessica

 

Comments

  1. Sally Roach says:

    I must be living under a rock (hopefully Jesus!) because I haven’t heard of Rachel’s book. I can’t comment on her book, but the best book I have read on the subject is, “Who Said Women Can’t Teach?” , by Charles Trombley. Who said?, I’ll give you a hint, it wasn’t Jesus.

  2. Patricia Carlin says:

    I’ve really loved something Frank Viola wrote awhile ago called “Reimagining a Woman’s Role in the Church” http://frankviola.org/role.pdf
    It put to rest a lot of my questions about this subject.

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