VIRTUEONLINE: On women's ordination. ... do you think that pursuing women's ordination as an issue will eventually bring schism and division among the orthodox?I hope that we can all agree with Packer that issues of women in leadership are secondary to the gospel and should never bring about church division.
PACKER: My hope is that the ordination of women will never bring about church division. This is not a part of the gospel, it is a secondary issue rather than a primary one and I would hope that an amicable arrangement, not to everyone's full satisfaction, but a workable arrangement, can be arranged that have differed historically can come together.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Packer on the ordination of women
VirtueOnline has an interesting interview with J.I. Packer. This is mostly about the situation in the Anglican Communion. But in passing Packer gives his thoughts on the ordination of women: