I recently received this email from a Southern Baptist Pastor who watched the DVD “Women in Ministry Silenced or Set Free?” this summer:
Yes I did watch the video and thought it was very interesting. You made
some very valid observations…Your DVD was excellent…I must admit that my eyes were opened away from some faulty traditions from viewing your DVD objectively and un biased.
The question is how do we contend without being contentious? Many people, even women are steeped in tradition rather than educated in Scripture. Lord help us all!!!
It is a great question that he asked.
How do we present the message to others that God has not restricted women from using their spiritual gifts in the church when so many are still steeped in tradition instead of understanding the hard passages in context? I think that we need to be respectful and gracious, knowing that those who don’t agree with us are still our brothers and sisters in the Lord. We need to present the truth in love and with a respectful attitude. Anyone else have any suggestions on how to disagree without being disagreeable?