I am new to OWL
Here is how I see it.
There is a bone of contention.
On the one side is a dog growling, grunting and determined wanting to grab the bone, run away and bury it, never to find it again!
The other side has a dog of gentleness, hunger and equal determination who does grab the bone, runs with it and Yes, eats it and grows stronger.
With respect to both ‘dogs’, we live in a fast moving fast changing world.
Reforms happen. Christ was the greatest reformer of all time. Martin Luther agonized over making reforms – but he did it.
To move into the 22nd Century we need to build, grow and provide a ‘fertile garden’ for the next generation to bud and flower.
We need to re-form.
With the wisdom and acceptance of the elders, we can be a church that grows with the welcoming of women into the pulpit.