by Kelly Pelton (written 30 Oct 2020)

If people could be convinced by logic,
they'd know by now that subordination
of women in the church is not God's plan
in growing the unseen kingdom nation;

it's inherently disrespectful, this
practice of keeping their voices muted,
treating them poorly based on their gender.
The interpretation is polluted

which juxtaposes Greek philosophers's
biases against women with scripture,
promoting permanent prohibitions
which lead to a distorted God-picture.

Subordination's inherent wrongness
cannot be argued; the gentle dawning
of truth in hearts indwelt by the Spirit
dispels the shadows beneath pride's awning.