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AS A MATTER OF ETHICS, IF YOU HAVE NOT READ MY GENERAL WRITE UP CALLED A FEW THEOLOGICAL POSITIONS YOU NEED TO READ THAT BEFORE TO PROCEED BELOW.

ORDINATION OF WOMEN & WOMEN IN TEACHING ROLES
In short, after examing the issues and doing a biblical study on the topic, I have determined to ordain women and allow them to hold teaching and leadership roles in the church. I have changed on that issue as i used to hold that women had more restrictions in the church. In hindsight, i believe it was because it was to avoid the cheap shots taken by those of opposite opinions who would argue that to hold such position means that i had a low regard for scriptures and gave into cultural pressure. I decided to not live in such fear and trust that those that personally know me know that this is furthest from the truth.

To support my stance, I offer two documents of research. As time goes on I may add more. In short, they help give a good theological explanation, in my humble opinion, of passages that give room for potential concern. The same Apostle Paul that wrote some restrictions for women in very specific context wrote Galatians 3:28 "There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." In my opinion, in the end of the day, God is more concerned about willing vessels rather than the vessels to fight over whom is a more fit vessel.

The first is writen by Walter Kaiser called The Biblical Teaching of Women. Kaiser is an American evangelical Old Testament scholar, writer, popular public speaker, and educator. He has quite an extensive background in conservative circles. Kaiser is the Colman M. Mockler distinguished Professor of Old Testament and former President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, retired June 30, 2006. He studied at Wheaton College, Illinois and earned a Ph.D. from Brandeis University. Previous to his appointment at GCTS he was academic dean and Professor of Old Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he taught for more than twenty years. In 1977 he served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Kaiser has contributed to such publications as Journal for the Study of Old Testament, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Christianity Today, Westminster Theological Journal, and Evangelical Quarterly. He has also written numerous books some of which are: Toward an Old Testament Theology; Ecclesiastes: Total Life; Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching; Hard Sayings of the Old Testament; Communicator's Commentary: Micah to Malachi; Leviticus in The New Interpreter's Bible; Exodus in the Expositor's Bible Commentary; The Messiah in the Old Testament; A History of Israel; and co-authored An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics: The Search for Meaning.

The second document I offer is from The Evangelical Covenant Church Denomination. While I don't agree with every belief they hold, nor do I belong to their denomination, they are generally upheld as a highly regarded and even conservative denomination. The postion paper is called Biblical and Theological Basis for Women in Ministry.