Elsewhere in blogland: Tony at don’t call me veronica has an interesting post titled “stuff pastors don’t talk about”. I found his respond to Women’s role in the church and home particularly short and sweet:
“A woman’s role in church and home is to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength – and second, to love their neighbor as they love themselves.
Oddly enough, this is the same role a man is to have.
Wouldn’t it be great if we lived that out? And as we did, wouldn’t we find that we were complementing each other in such a way that we felt like an equal, not because we were the same but because the two had become “one flesh?”
Perhaps complementarianism and egalitarianism aren’t competing ideas after all.”