10 Reasons Men Should Not Be Ordained For Ministry

10. A man’s place is in the army.

9. The pastoral duties of men who have children might distract them from the responsibility of being a parent.

8. The physique of men indicates that they are more suited to such tasks as chopping down trees and wrestling mountain lions. It would be “unnatural” for them to do ministerial tasks.

7. Man was created before woman, obviously as a prototype. Thus, they represent an experiment rather than the crowning achievement of creation.

6. Men are too emotional to be priests or pastors. Their conduct at football and basketball games demonstrates this.

5. Some men are handsome, and this will distract women worshipers.

4. Pastors need to nurture their congregations. But this is not a traditional male role. Throughout history, women have been recognized as not only more skilled than men at nurturing, but also more fervently attracted to it. This makes them the obvious choice for ordination.

3. Men are prone to violence. No really masculine man wants to settle disputes except by fighting about them. Thus they would be poor role models as well as dangerously unstable in positions of leadership.

2. The New Testament tells us that Jesus was betrayed by a man. His lack of faith and ensuing punishment remind us of the subordinated position that all men should take.

1. Men can still be involved in church activities, even without being ordained. They can sweep sidewalks, repair the church roof, and perhaps even lead the song service on Father’s Day. By confining themselves to such traditional male roles, they can still be vitally important in the life of the church.

yay my church made it on the chinese online journal in boston when we went to support jeremy lin :P

yay my church made it on the chinese online journal in boston when we went to support jeremy lin :P

handel’s messiah fail :P is it horrible that i kept expecting the guy to fall? haha

faithpalm:

The communion every church-going child has dreamed about.

faithpalm:

The communion every church-going child has dreamed about.

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Wow, I’m impressed at how Bill Hybels handled this situation. A great reminder of what leadership looks like.

And, here’s some insight from Don Miller’s blog:

1. He explained the situation accurately, and without judgment for either Mr Schultz or the homosexual community.

2. He corrected the misunderstanding that led to the protest, while also acknowledging a difficult truth that led to the misunderstanding.

3. He showed Mr. Schultz grace and understood his position, even asking the audience for empathy for Mr. Shultz.

4. He invited the audience to “take action” by showing kindness to Starbucks and Mr. Schultz as a way of further dispelling the misunderstanding that led to the protest.