Feb 9

I remember sitting in a small group and hearing Jimothy’s explanation voiced regarding people who didn’t live or believe quite like the person speaking (this had nothing to do with women). I believe the person’s exact words were, maybe they ought to just go on down the road.

We must also consider that if a sexist church culture has gone on unchallenged for decades, the people there may have either tired of wanting a better situation or just moved on (like Jimothy suggests here). In my experience those who speak out either wear down and move on, or speak in a way so as to only be heard by those who will want to hear them.

Am I able to live alongside those with whom I disagree?

Is my community one where differing philosophies about men and women in church can coexist?

Do we have a responsibility to confront what is wrong, or is it better to move on down the road?

Published by javenbear

Javen Bear is 25 years old and lives with his beautiful wife Aleisha in Phoenix, Arizona. He's a graduate student in a mental health counseling program at Grand Canyon University where he also works as an admissions representative. Javen’s super-power, if he had one, would be the ability to press pause on the world and catch up on reading. He enjoys talking walks with his wife, playing guitar, and always uses Oxford commas.

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