4th March 2009
There is an interesting conversation going on among some bibliobloggers surrounding the involvement (or lack thereof) of women in blogging the Bible. While this may be a lamentable situation, I don’t find it surprising. The proportion of women bibliobloggers probably corresponds roughly to the proportion of women who teach biblical studies and the number of women in pastoral teaching ministry (which is also lamentable, IMHO).
I am more than happy to go on public record that I am egalitarian. I believe that women may serve as pastors if gifted and called. I believe that the Apostle Paul subverted male “headship” in marriage when he commanded men to “love their wives as Christ loved the church.” I believe that the church should strive by God’s grace to be the eschatological community of God where there are no divisions based on race, gender, or social-economic status, among other things.
That being said, as coordinator of the Biblical Studies Carnival for the last three years I am sad to say that I have only had one woman blogger agree to host a Carnival: Judy Redman hosted BSC XXXVIII over at her Research Blog in February 2009. That is not due for lack of trying. While I primarily rely on individuals to volunteer themselves to host, I have in the past made a special effort to invite woman bloggers to host. In that spirit, I formally invite all women bibliobloggers to host a Biblical Studies Carnival. Just let me know when I can put you down on the schedule.