Our daughters are precious. This isn’t simply because “behind every great man is a great woman” but because there are great women. As long as we deny this using a hermeneutic that we would never use for other subjects we will deprive ourselves of half the church’s voice. We will harm our world by affirming their abusive patriarchies. We will someday have to explain to God why we ignored the Spirit’s choice of prophetesses and our pious exegetical excuses will be exposed as our power-seeking hearts are set before the throne of Christ. Evangelicals, we need to rethink our view of women.
Absolutely correct. Thanks, Brian.