From the January/February, 2000 issue of Touchstone

The Head of the Church by S. M. Hutchens

The Head of the Church

S. M. Hutchens on Women’s Ordination

A reply to Reverend Raphael-Nakos (whose letter immediately follows)

One of the unhappiest duties of writing what I do about women’s ordination is the responsibility of replying to devout believers who endorse it, yet wish to identify themselves as orthodox Christians. It gives me no pleasure, but I am convinced this must be done as many times as necessary to convince those who have been influenced by the propaganda of egalitarianism—and yes, I believe it is indeed egalitarianism we are dealing with here—that they are not orthodox, at least on this point.

It must be said once again that the female pastorate is not at th . . .


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