It wasn’t until I started attending a private Christian school as a 12-year-old that I became aware of the spectrum of views regarding the roles of men and women in the church and in the home. In seventh-grade Bible class, I was taken aback to learn that some Christians believe that the roles of teaching and authority in the church, and the sole leadership role in the home are reserved for men only. A small number of my classmates and I were more interested in carrying on the lively discussion than others, so our teacher agreed to mediate a debate on the issue outside of class time.
About Andrea Heinrichs
is an afficianado of words and yarn. She blogs at likeoceanglass.blogspot.com and crochets in her spare time until tendonitis sets in. She has been married to Dave, a pastor, for eleven years, and they have two young sons who fill their home with love and Lego. They live in Port Coquitlam, B.C., Canada.