Can a woman be a leader in the church? A pastor? Recently, two events in Evangelical Christianity has elevated the controversial subject of the role of women in the church – Beth Moore's open letter to men regarding how she is treated as a women in a male dominated religious culture and Dr. Paiger Patterson's comments about a 16 year female and advice he gave to a woman who was being physically abused by her husband. Once again, no where in the modern world are women are treated as second class citizens, but the church is still affirming women to regulated roles of subjugation. Why? How can this be justified? Can we take a different approach?