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A response to "Pulpit rotation"

Case by case

Read Ellen Blue's fictional narrative first.

We get a glimpse here of a pastor who is doing many things well. She is a leader willing to learn the rhythms of a farming community and the nature of the people in it. She has a passion for meeting local needs and for collaborating with other churches. It is a testament to her leadership that her congregation has accepted its first female pastor with only a “modicum of hesitation.” We can assume that congregation members are hearing others in town express reservations about women in ministry, but they are choosing to stand with her.


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