Wisdom demands that we eradicate gender segregation in the church. Every member of the body of Christ needs to be empowered to use their gifts. That entails giving women a place at the table of influence. When that happens, instead of debating minutiae and serving in a diminished capacity, we'll all stand strong–together for the gospel.
Marlena Graves is a writer who received her Master of Divinity from Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York. She is married to her best friend, Shawn, a philosopher. Together, they have an energetic and fun-loving little girl, Iliana. Marlena regularly speaks to college students and congregations about spiritual formation. She blogs at His Path through the Wilderness and Her.meneutics.