Here is the complete transcript and 3 1/2 minute video of Jeanelle Austin performing the spoken word poem she wrote for “Celebrating Women in Leadership”, a conference co-sponsored by The Junia Project at Azusa Pacific on 2/14. It was a highlight of the morning!
“It’s a crying shame that the church holds onto ceilings of glass,
when God created this world for men and women, free of social class:
A garden, some fruit, a couple of rivers and a call
to care for the earth and every living creature–yes, even the ones that make your skin crawl.
It was never about social gender roles and progress. That’s why women can be in ministry.”
The thank you’s exist because she exists fully in who God created her to be.