The month of March is designated as “Women’s History Month,” designed to celebrate “women’s contributions to history, culture and society.”
This month long celebration is highlighted on March 8th as “International Women’s Day” a global holiday to focus on and bring attention to various women’s issues.
Interestingly, this has spawned a good deal of conversation in religious circles about the role of women in the church.
Notably making news is the Saddleback Church and its previous pastor, Rick Warren, for hiring a female teaching pastor last year. As a result, Saddleback was disfellowshipped from the Southern Baptist Association. Continue reading