Cover Up!! (Some Pastors are – gasp – Women)

The cover of the current issue of Gospel Today

The cover of the current issue of Gospel Today

Found this quietly simmering in our unopened e-mail yesterday, and thought it would be of interest to our readers:

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 5:11 PM
The latest issue of Christian Century magazine has an article in it about a magazine, entitled Gospel Today, that features female pastors on its September/October cover. The article goes on to say that Lifeway Bookstores have “opted not to display the issue in more than 100 stores”, because of the subject matter being women clergy. One writer said that the stores had “treated it like it was pornography.”

Do any of you know if our local Lifeway Store carries the magazine? I think it would be good if we all went there, asking for that particular issue of Gospel Today, just to see if they will sell it to us. I intend to do just that tomorrow.

Sometimes we are reminded there’s still a long way to go . . . .

*********** P.S. Rachel did go to Lifeway yesterday, didn’t see the magazine, asked if they carried it and was told yes. The sales clerk was very nice and told her they had the magazine under the counter. She asked if all issues were kept under the counter, and he told her no, just this issue (company policy he explained). Might I add here, egads!!!!! Yes, we still have a long way to go.

It’s just another reminder that there are reasons for having a Women’s Center.

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Ha_Qohelet is a transliteration of Hebrew definite article plus a feminine participle, all together meaning "the (feminine) one who assembles" or who calls together. Qohelet is the title of one of the books of the Hebrew Scripture, known in English as Ecclesiastes. The Women's Center at LPTS feels the epithet of Qohelet is a fitting one for what we do and are. The Women's Center is, indeed, a caller-together, a caller-to-wisdom, and an assembler -- of people, of ideas, of actions, and ultimately, we hope, of transformations in the world. In this context, Ha_Qohelet is the Director of the Women's Center, and Editor-in-Chief of Wimminwise.

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