I have Many Fewer Followers than John Piper, but here is my response to his piece on women as theology professors and as pastors.
Though She Be But Little, She is Fierce
This quote from the Bard is on a sweatshirt I ordered for Christmas for Lynette. No truer words were ever spoken about a person. She was a fiercely loving person who was so remembered by people who knew her throughout her life.
I’ve noted that she was a member of the “Miriam Generation” of United Methodist clergywomen in Mississippi. Becky Youngblood came to St. John’s UMC in Greenwood the summer following Lynette’s freshman year at Millsaps. Becky was the first “girl preacher” Lynette (and many others) had ever seen. Another trailblazing clergywoman, Mary John Dye, took Lynette with her to Arkansas in 1982 to meet and talk with Marjorie Matthews, the first woman to be a Bishop in…
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