Should Women Be Ordained? discussion site
This site was for a discussion of the question whether women should be ordained as elders and pastors in our denomination.
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First article: Women in Ministry: An
Introduction to the Questions
____Part 1: Genesis
____Part 2: The flow of Scripture
____Part 3: 1 Corinthians 11 & 14
____Part 4: 1 Timothy 2
Numerous books and articles have been published on this subject. Our 1997 study paper mentioned the following, in alphabetical order:
Several books have been published since 1997. We recommend this one in particular:
We especially recommend that you read a book explaining the view that you do not hold.
In the above list, we have recommended an equal number of books "for" as "against." Some pastors have recommended the following books:
The Ministry of Women -- Thomas F. Torrance (13 page booklet)
Women in the Church's Ministry: A Test Case for Biblical Interpretation -- R. T. France
The Trinity & Subordinationism: The Doctrine of God & the Contemporary Gender Debate -- Kevin Giles
"Headship with a
Heart" Christianity Today, February 2003
editor for this site: Michael Morrison