in a previous comment on someone else's blog i suggested that women should have the space to talk and then be listened to. this isn't the only thing i thought should happen but it was an idea.
well maggi has convincingly argued that is not what needs to happen!!! so i eat my words and think she has a much more persuasive argument.
I plead with you, emerging people, do not move forward on this by organising conferences for women to talk to other women. We don't need men to sanction our meeting each other to talk about ministry. We already do that, a LOT. My fear is that the men of the church will think (and perhaps, good-heartedly, believe) that by giving us 'space' to talk to each other, they have done something to solve the problem., When actually, what we will all have done is to allow the church as a body to disengage from the real issues.