My favorite Lord of the Rings quote, spoken by Eowyn to the Wraith King before she slays him. Bring it. :)
This quote and several discussions I've been having lately prompt a very important question: "What is the role of women in the church?" Should women be in leadership? When Peter and Paul write about women and their role, do we take their writings literally or within the context of their culture? More specifically, if I want to be more involved in my own church, am I "limited" to singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school and helping to make meals, or is there a greater role I can play? Another question: is it "wrong" or out of line to think that women should and ought to be in positions of leadership, as their skills and abilities allow, whether in academia (writing about and teaching theology) or the church (acting as an elder or being ordained as a minister)?
I know many others are having this conversation, I'm just processing through it on my own for the first time and would love to hear your thoughts! What do you think?