I got two comments on yesterday's post about being in church leadership. Anyone who knows me, knows that I believe woman can pastor a church if they are qualified and God has called them do it.
But, like the original blogger who posted the article says in a follow-up post, this passage was taken from The Message and thus goes back to Paul writing to Timothy. The language was and is masculine in the biblical text.
However, I don't think that in any way disqualifies its application to women. I can read the book of Ruth and and Esther and other stories of women from the Bible and learn a great deal from them.
Does that get me off the hook Shawna and Ronni?