Ususally, I end each post with a question for you.
Today, I just want to ask you a question. That’s all.
Why do we put up with preachers who do not know how to preach,
Or never got trained in Bible interpretation,
Or who are obviously gluttons,
Or are reckless with the Word of God…
Or have enormous egos,
Or are wolves in sheep’s clothing,
Or have hidden sins they aren’t willing to fess up to,
Or have apparently burned out,
Or just checked out?
Or youth pastors who are emotionally and spiritually immature,
Or just don’t know what they are doing,
Who attract crowds but fail to make disciples?
Why do we listen to poor sermons,
And poor theology,
Sermons that miss the Kingdom of God
And focus on the kingdom of this world,
But we ignore pastors with good theology,
And passion for the Word;
We show them the door,
And call them a threat to the faith?
Why do people shut their ears to the good preacher,
And continue listening to the bad preacher,
Just because the good preacher
Is a woman?
When Paul told Timothy about what qualified an overseer, he said
He should be able to teach, be self-controlled, be faithful, and not be drunk, greedy or violent.
Was Paul’s emphasis on the actions and attitude and spirit of the overseer,
Or the gender of the overseer?
Which is the bigger threat,
The scores of charlatan male preachers,
Or the anointed female preachers?
Would Paul have encouraged women to preach and lead,
If it would have spread the gospel?
How can I deny the power the Spirit gives to women of faith,
when my biggest spiritual mentor, minister, encourager and friend
is my wife?