|Yahweh announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng.
Since Mary Magdalene and the women at the tomb announced that Yahshua was risen from the dead, women have proclaimed the good news and yet most often the voices of women in our houses of worship are silenced. By silencing half the church, we are only receiving half of the gospel. Until we hear every voice that is proclaiming the gospel, we will not understand the gospel. Often, we look at Christianity in the West and declare that we are missing justice, mercy and love, but rarely do we connect this to the millions of women with a call to minister who have been silenced in the church. Until we activate the entire body of Messiah, we will continue to limp along as chaplains to the empire rather than prophets to the resistance, as my friend Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews preaches. The average Christian in the world today is a woman of African ancestry–these women are the future of the church. In order to hear the full gospel, we need to listen to the full chorus of voices Yahweh has called.