Notes from my Clinical Pastoral Education Level II journal:
“My values are not complicated, though they are Biblically based. Where God has clearly spoken in Scripture, I as a minister of His Gospel must stand with and for God.
“However, I must stand in His love, and in respect for those whose spiritual understanding differs from my own. God is Judge; and I work to defer all such to Him.
“Though I accept Scriptural indications of a masculine God, I have no strong opinion regarding women in pastoral roles. I do observe that some men absolutely will not follow the leadership of a woman. Of course, neither do some of them follow the leadership of a man.”
~ from clinical notes, Competency Area I: Self-Awareness. Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, KS – December/January, 2000
© D. Dean Boone, September