“I think that the essential understanding is that of giftedness. The scriptures do not say in Joel 2, “God’s going to pour out his spirit in some limited manner on one group or the other.” Giftedness, as described in First Corinthians and Ephesians and other places, does not come to us with gender label.
For me, the whole ordination question boils down to one simple question: Does this person have the gift? And the other part of that question is: If so, who are we not to recognize it?
Then, you know, all this other business, maybe it’s good discussion and debate, but it’s all in the periphery. What really matters is: Has God decided to give this woman the gift? And if she has it, who are we to say we can’t recognize it? “