A friend writes: “Yesterday we visited a SDA church where boys and girls and men and women led in equally effective and comfortable ways. I was ashamed as I simultaneously watched this and thought about the thousands of pages and even more hours and dollars we have spent debating whether God can use men and women equally in the life of the church. It is already happenning! We are arguing about whether airplanes can fly generations after the Wright brothers lived and died.”
We can study what happens to religions and communities when no special rituals are reserved for men. Men drop out, whether it is Kiwanis club or religion. The SDA church is already two-thirds women. Ordain women and that percentage will move north of 70% and men will seek out places where they can be with only men such as strip clubs and cigar lounges.