(Tim) This just in from Mission to the World missionary to Taiwan, Mrs. Joel (Judy) Linton (Lin Huan-chun). Judy and I had the joy of being bound into the same church body back in
the late nineties when I was Sr. Minister of Evangelical Community
Church here in Bloomington, Indiana.
Readers will note Judy's husband, Joel, has been helpful commenting (under the name "JHL") here on the current promotion of woman deacons in the PCA. I commend a paper Joel's written on the main passage of Scripture used by proponents of woman deacons, 1Timothy 3:8-13.
If you'd like to know more about Joel and Judy, their ministry and
family (past and present) here's a good place to start. As you'll
quickly realize, Judy's typical of the strong-willed women who really
are daughters of Sarah. (Here's a longer version of her testimony.)
Recently, a reader asked if I could recommend reading for her to suggest to a friend of hers in the PCA that would help her with the seeming unjust limitation of women within the PCA in their exclusion from teaching and exercising authority over men. This testimony from Judy is a good start.
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A WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE ON WOMEN'S ROLE
I have had countless conversations with Christian women who are in various stages of dealing with the issue of women’s roles. Many of the conversations were incredibly tense, and some with heart-rending tears. I realize that this issue is emotional and controversial.
The controversy lies with...