Items in Category Women Clergy/Women in Ministry
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Book of Resolutions: Every Barrier Down: Toward Full Embrace of All Women in Church and Society
According to this statement from the Book of Resolutions, the church affirms Read More
Why does The United Methodist Church ordain women?
Clergywomen have been part of Methodism since John Wesley licensed Sarah Crosby to preach in 1761. Read More
Commentary: Women in the Ministry
The Rev. Diana DeWitt considers the question of whether women should serve as clergy through the Wesleyan quadrilateral, using Scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. Read More
Commentary: Why Do United Methodists Ordain Women When the Bible Specifically Prohibits It?
According to Tom McAnally, Read More
Commentary: Women in Ministry
The Rev. Joy J. Moore considers three biblical texts commonly used to argue that women should not be preachers. Read More
Commentary: United Methodism and the Ordination of Women
On the question of the ordination of women, The Rev. Dr. Frank Gulley says that Methodists begin by underscoring the point that all baptized Christians are ministers of the gospel. Read More
Commentary: The Ordination of Women
In considering this question, The Rev. Dr. Steve Harper reminds us that contemporary theology of ordination cannot be read back into the biblical text, but the ministry of women in the early church is instructive. Read More