No New Debate on Women in Office

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Discussion on ordaining women as ministers in the Christian Reformed Church made a brief return at Synod 2009.

Classis Minnkota asked synod to correct what it judged to be two biblical interpretation errors in the language of the report on women in office that was delivered to Synod 2000.

However, Synod 2009 decided not to revisit and retroactively deal with the report as Synod 2000 had adopted only the report’s recommendations, not the report itself.

Appreciation was expressed for Minnkota’s overture, and synod was reminded that the CRC endorses two different positions on the issue of whether women are allowed to serve as elders, ministers, and evangelists (ministry associates).

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Dan Postma is an occasional reporter for The Banner.