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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Friday, 15 June 2012

10 reasons why men shouldn't be pastors

From the archives:

10. A man's place is in the army.

9. For men who have children, their duties might distract them from the responsibilities of being a parent.

8. Their physical build indicates that men are more suited to tasks such as chopping down trees and wrestling mountain lions. It would be "unnatural" for them to do other forms of work.

7. Man was created before woman. It is therefore obvious that man was a prototype. Thus, they represent an experiment, rather than the crowning achievement of creation.

6. Men are too emotional to be priests or pastors. This is easily demonstrated by their conduct at football games and watching basketball tournaments.

5. Some men are handsome; they will distract women worshipers.

4. To be ordained pastor is to nurture the congregation. But this is not a traditional male role. Rather, throughout history, women have been considered to be not only more skilled than men at nurturing, but also more frequently attracted to it. This makes them the obvious choice for ordination.

3. Men are overly prone to violence. No really manly man wants to settle disputes by any means other than by fighting about it. Thus, they would be poor role models, as well as being dangerously unstable in positions of leadership.

2. Men can still be involved in church activities, even without being ordained. They can sweep paths, repair the church roof, and maybe even lead the singing on Father's Day. By confining themselves to such traditional male roles, they can still be vitally important in the life of the Church.

1. In the New Testament account, the person who betrayed Jesus was a man. Thus, his lack of faith and ensuing punishment stands as a symbol of the subordinated position that all men should take.

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Anonymous said...


Really shines a much needed and humorous yet serious light on all the lies thrown out against women.

Anonymous said...

This is brilliant! I only wish I had found it a year earlier when a church leader declared that women were too emotional to lead a church!!! Grrr!

Anonymous said...

Half of these reasons could also be true for women, i.e. being attractive. What a horrible and hopeless view you have on people, women included. Men have a physical build therefore they can't be intellectuals or spiritual. Yikes man! Go back to philosophy 101.

Anonymous said...

Haha! Did someone really write that third comment about going back to philosophy 101 with their tongue not at all in cheek? I'm a man about to graduate seminary and enter the pastorate, and I found this hilarious.

Anonymous said...

"Half of these reasons could also be true for women".