• Elaine Kelly

Pop Quiz: Better Theology

Updated: May 16

Pop Quiz: Who was the better theologian

A. C.S. Lewis

B. Dorothy L. Sayers

"I can never find any logical or strictly theological reason against [women's ordination].... If asked point-blank whether Christ Himself is the representative of male humanity or of all humanity, I should be obliged to answer of all humanity; and to cite the authority of St. Augustine for saying that woman is also made in the image of God." No logical or theological reason exists to prohibit female priests (much less preachers and teachers),

Dorothy L Sayers., 1948

(in response to a request from C S Lewis asking her to oppose women priests)

B. Dorothy L. Sayers is the one who reflects biblical theology, showing that women are also made in the image of God. Jesus brought equality and mutual submission, not authoritarianism.

Your appearance, gender, race, physical abilities, traits, or addictions are irrelevant. God looks at the heart. Both old and new Testaments announce that it is what is inside that counts. God asks us to love and serve one another, to follow God's calling in our life. Our gifts are given according to God's grace, having nothing to do with our outward appearance, gender or race.

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Romans 12:6-8

What is better than creating a safe, stress-free space for a child to wander about, explore their interests and wonder at nature?

In my #HistoricalFiction Forgotten Followers: from Broken to Bold, I hope to show that Jesus created a safe space where women and men could work out their own beliefs about who he was. My female main characters are proactive in overcoming traumas from abuse and racism. Healing requires thought, work, and specific action steps. We are agents in our own #selfcare #selfhelp #Healing

"You formed the way I think and feel. You put me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because you made me in such a wonderful way. I know how amazing that was! Psalms 139:13‭-‬14 ERV

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