The Common Good

Is Women's Leadership in the Church a Primary Issue?

If you are concerned about the question of gender and Christian faith you have probably heard someone say, "Yes, the woman's question is important, but it is not a 'primary issue.'" What is at the heart of this comment? Primary issues are understood to be those that focus on the gospel, evangelism, and the leading of the lost to Christ. As the following email illustrates, one's biblical position on gender clearly advances or diminishes the good news of the gospel. Emily, a woman who recently contacted Christians for Biblical Equality, writes:

I had heard the word of God, and I felt moved by much of it

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