Episode 24 - Women in Ministry Part 1: A Beautiful but Difficult Road

When I was in college, I kept having this thought that would not let me go...a sense that, in order to be fully true to myself, I needed to accept that I was being called by God into Christian ministry. I wasn't exactly sure what that was going to look like, but I knew that it was true. Looking back, it is fulfilling to know that I am where I am supposed to be in life, but I'll also admit that being a woman in ministry (as in many other professions) carries more than its share of criticism from those who would say that to be an ordained female pastor is not in line with the teachings of the Bible.

Women serving in pastoral leadership has been a much debated topic in some denominations. In this episode, we discuss the history of the `women in ministry` issue, offer some insight on the bible passages often cited and debated by those opposing women in ministry, and share our personal stories. Craig discusses his experiences of being questioned about `how he allows his wife to be a minister` and I share some thoughts for other women who may be discerning God's urging to explore vocational ministry.