Is women’s ordination a theological issue, or an organizational and ecclesiastical issue? We ran across a blog that explains the semantics behind the upcoming General Conference vote in San Antonio, and we found it very informative: Exposé: It’s Not Theology, It’s Politics. In 1990 the world church of the General Conference approved of commissioning women pastors. They have been serving the same role and performing the same functions as “ordained” ministers for the past 25 years. Why do they bear a different label? Why call males “ordained” and females “commissioned”? Why play a game of semantics? It’s a fascinating explanation by a former critic of WO. What did this opponent of women’s ordination discover, which changed her mind?

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