I had a huge response to yesterday’s post. Okay, that was a joke. I actually only got comments from two people here and a few more on Facebook, but that’s a lot more response than I usually get. So yahtzee!
It’s funny, not so much a ha-ha way, that I really meant it at the end of of yesterday’s post when I said, “….but can we at least agree…” I actually thought that most of the people who read my blog would agree to that low threshold in response to the video I posted. Live and learn.
I think some people have a perception of me as being a bit obsessed with the gender issue. That’s not entirely wrong. I think we’re all given certain passions in life – through experience, through personality, through study – maybe it’s even through calling. I have friends who are passionate about the environment, serving the poor, fighting slavery, scripture translation, promoting racial reconciliation – all within the context of the church. I am challenged by them, forced out of my comfort zone, allowed to see issues through other eyes. Maybe, just maybe, I can play a similar role for someone when it comes to the place of women in the church (which includes the Christian family). My passion doesn’t come from the conviction that I’ve got a lock on truth, but from years and years of struggling to find where I belong. Lucky you, if you’ve never been through the struggle yourself.
On a lighter note, I passed 3,000 site views today! Not 3,000 site views today, which would be awesome, but 3,000 since I started this blog in January. Still: yahtzee, again!