It all began because I wanted to stir things up a little bit. The idea wouldn't have even occurred to me twenty or even ten years earlier. I had probably just finished Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge. Or maybe Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey. Of course, looking back now, I realize that I read and discussed both of these books with Amy.
Every year, our church hands out ballots to nominate deacons and elders and every year, I write down the names of a few women, including my friend Amy. Nothing ever came of it. Nothing that I could see anyway.
I'm please to be sharing my thoughts about "When My Friend Became A Deacon" over at CBE International's publication, Arise. You can read the rest of my article by clicking here.