On Laywomen as Theologians

I was privileged to be interviewed for Christianity Today’s Podcast The Calling about my burdens for women in the church.  We talked about my start as a lay theologian, the good and bad at Mars Hill Church, and a path forward for discipling women in the deep things of the Word.


5 Responses to On Laywomen as Theologians

  1. Toiler November 2, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    This interview was for me! You hit on so many things that I needed. I can not even process it all. I’m going relisten and take notes. I hope this interview can be made permanent somewhere. It is priceless! Well done!!!

    • Wendy November 2, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

      Thank you for that encouragement!

  2. Michele Morin November 4, 2016 at 9:40 am #

    I’m in the midst of listening to your podcast right now, and before I even finish, I want to thank you for your refreshing words that validate what my heart has known and lived by.

  3. Karly November 14, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    This interview is exactly what I needed! Praise God for you! I’ve always loved theology, and studying the Word, but though I’ve never felt actively discouraged to study theology by the church, I’ve never felt particularly encouraged either, especially with the complementation discourse in the past few years. There was always sort of a vague unease in me about wanting to learn, and to teach others, even if it isn’t in a pulpit, because of the generalized way we talk about men being “leaders” and women being “followers”, with the importance of men’s spiritual growth being subtly cast as more important and impactful as women’s. If a man’s growth is inherently more impactful than mine, it doesn’t provide much encouragement for me to study and grow. So this interview is a balm to my soul. As are all your other posts, which I have been binge-reading. You are a gift from God, keep sharing his truth. We need it. My mind already feels clearer, and my heart more at rest, as you’ve so perfectly articulated the dissonance, as you’ve put it, that I’ve felt with a lot of complementarian thought (though I generally hold a more traditional view, as you do) and it is very encouraging to know I’m not alone.

    I’ve been sharing you as a resource to many other women in my church, and I know they too will find you a great encouragement.

    • Wendy November 14, 2016 at 9:23 pm #

      Thank you for that encouragement, Karly!