The Porpoise Diving Life

23 May

I’m still suffering from a headcold, hence the lack of blogging this week – or should I say blogging which requires me to use my head!  Anyway, I’ve copied below a post which Sonja put on Emerging Women.  I’m going to try and get something together, but thought I’d flag this up here in case anyone else in interested:

This just in from Erin Word (aka Lily) and Pam Hogeweide … an opportunity to write about our experiences as women for women and men. It’s short notice, but this looks like a great time, fiction…you name it, we’ll read it. We also are looking for book and music reviews, if that is more your style.

Anything you submit must be your own original work: It may have been published elsewhere (like on your blog, for instance) and we will still consider it, as long as it is not under copyright. There are no strict word-count parameters; we are aiming for a maximum of 1000 words. We also ask that all submissions be written by women and in English.

Here are some ideas to start with: these are not meant to be strictly adhered to, only to help get you thinking – any other ideas you have are quite welcome. Also, some of the questions refer to your “ministry”. The word “ministry” here is whatever it means to you: your home, your family and friends, your workplace, your neighborhood, your church, the homeless, pagans, minorities, foreigners…however you see it to be in your life.

  • Can women lead men?
  • Are women effective leaders and thinkers in the body of Christ?
  • What is the place for social minorities in Christianity?
  • What does emerging or missional work look like in your life?
  • How do you see gender equality in matters of faith?
  • What do you see as the primary role of the Church?
  • What do you think are the biggest misconceptions about women in ministry?
  • What are the greatest gifts women bring to ministry?
  • Who are some of your emerging/missional women heroes?
  • How do you perceive your mission field and how do you reach it?
  • What have some of your struggles been as a woman of faith?
  • How do you see women in ministry changing over the next 25 years?
  • How has your expression of or role in the church changed or grown in the last 5 years?
  • How has your theology changed in the last 5 years?
  • How has your theology changed in the last 5 years?

Please include with each submission: the title of your submission as you would like it to appear, your full name, e-mail address, and blog or website url (if applicable). Please also indicate to us if you would like your e-mail address and/or url to be published with your submission. This is an opt-in only: if you don’t specifically tell us to include your e-mail or url in the publication, we won’t.

One more thing: we are compiling a list of books, blogs and resources which support the concept of gender equality and in support of women in all levels of Christian leadership and ministry. If you have any ideas, be sure to pass them along!
Pam Hogeweide
Erin Word


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