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So, there I was, casually reading the latest Junia Project post last Friday. At first glance, it looked interesting:
But imagine my surprise when the list also included:
Wow. What an honor.
Reflecting a bit over the weekend, a couple of thoughts:
First, I’m reminded that I am a small part of something a lot bigger. Specifically, I’m a part of a community of Jesus followers who are trying to figure out how to do church in a gender-equal kind of way. Thanks for coming along with me as I wrestle with what that could/should look like.
Second, I certainly experienced a wide range of emotions. From elation (my phone ran out of power midday due to all the email, Facebook and blog checking), to curiosity (really? me?), to angst (holy cow, the posts better be good now!) to a whole lot of gratitude.
Third, I’m reminded of the power of advocacy. This blog got a lot of traffic on Friday, and it received a lot of new followers. In fact, the Smurfette post, one that I had forgotten, had more eyes on it than ever before! All of this because of the advocacy of Gail Wallace and the folks at The Junia Project. Again, I offer my sincere thanks.
Lastly, let me try to return the favor. If you’re a regular Challenging Tertullian reader who has not yet visited The Junia Project, please remedy that soon. And if you’re not sure where to start, and if you’re unclear on the origin of the name, go here.
Because Junia, someone who for too long has been “tertullianed” in the very printing of the Holy Scriptures, deserves your attention.