In reply to Peter Schumacher’s comments of June 19. All Scripture is breathed by the Holy Spirit and God does not change His mind, what is written is relevant to all times and places and cultures. The fact that the Lord Jesus did not chose a few women amongst the twelve is in itself indicative that men only are meant for the Pastoral Ministry. Other commentators in the LCA have pointed to scriptures of women prophesying in the early church to support the case for women pastors. The Prophetic Ministry and the Pastoral Ministry are two totally separate ministries. Where exactly are the places that women can go to that men cannot?