Word from Father Kevin: Egalitarian and Orthodox

One of Savior’s values was set forth years ago by Bill and Linda Richardson in this way: "Since God created men and women in his image and poured out his Holy Spirit on both, we welcome leadership and teaching from both men and women.”

Sometimes people come to me and say, “I’ve been looking for a church like this—one that is both egalitarian and orthodox. You don’t know how hard that is to find.” I would simply say that what we are trying to do is: (a) let Jesus radically challenge our larger church culture, which has too often accepted unbiblical limitations on the teaching, ministry, and leadership of women; and (b) let Jesus radically challenge our national culture, which has accepted a vision of human sexuality that is far below the holy vision set forth in Scripture.

Let us, then, follow the words of Abraham Lincoln in his Second Inaugural Address: "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in…"