This is a good article on the role of women in ministry. NT Wright offers great insight into various biblical texts concerning women; especially in Paul. He maintains male and female equality in redemption, but also reminds us that we are different in abilities and role. This difference, however, does not keep women from serving in a ministerial role.
"Part of the problem, particularly in the United States, is that cultures become so polarized that it is often assumed that if you tick one box you’re going to tick a dozen other boxes down the same side of the page – without realising that the page itself is highly arbitrary and culture-bound. We have to claim the freedom, in Christ and in our various cultures, to name and call issues one by one with wisdom and clarity, without assuming that a decision on one point commits us to a decision on others. I suspect, in fact, that part of the presenting problem which has generated CBE is precisely the assumption among many American evangelicals that you have to buy an entire package or you’re being disloyal..."
Women in Service (application/pdf Object)