Source: THE WICHITA EAGLE
The Rev. Tish Harrison Warren struck a nerve in April when she wrote a blog post titled “Who’s In Charge of the Christian Blogosphere?” for evangelical magazine Christianity Today.
In the piece, she argued that the rise of social media has allowed women’s historically marginalized voices to be heard in Christianity. She also raised the question of how these women ought to have oversight and accountability, particularly if they are in traditions that don’t ordain women.
Response was swift, with many raising questions about how women’s voices are and should be heard in Christianity — and whether Christian women’s voices are being heard in different ways than the past. Several have pointed out that the conversation is not an entirely new one, but dates at least back to the Protestant Reformation, 500 years ago.
“We don’t just need any woman in ministry so we can have women in ministry,” Warren said in an interview. “We need theologically trained, deeply equipped women who are embedded in church institutions with accountability who are the best teachers.”