Moore states that debates over gender very seldom have to do just with roles in church offices or roles in the home. It often reflects little more than one’s larger stance in the Christian response to contemporary culture. Moore argues for a counter-cultural relevance of the Christian church. A vision is needed where male headship is understood in the light of the gospel of Christ and the restoration of all things in Christ.
Can women function in the special church offices? This article starts by discussing the place God gave women in his creation, especially in relation to the man. Then it goes on to talk about the question if a woman can be ordained in the teaching office or the office of deacon. It does this by looking at the Biblical teaching and at church history. Before the conclusion it looks at the identity of women and the special ministry of women.