These Two Paragraphs Have Nothing To Do With Each Other

Haven’t done one of these in a while so here goes.

According to Barna Research, the percent of female pastors in Protestant churches has doubled in the past ten years. This isn’t surprising but I think it does need a bit of unpacking. First, it is an increase in percentage, not necessarily raw numbers. That doesn’t say anything about why the percent has increased. Theoretically, the number of female pastors could remain the same over that ten year period and the number of male pastors could decrease. I don’t think that’s what’s going on but it is a possibility. Second thing to consider is that it is amongst “Protestant” churches. That could be anything that isn’t Anglican, Roman Catholic or Orthodox. Anything from the farthest left liberal church to the most strict fundamentalist. Barna has a problem with defining these groups some times. John Piper kind of takes them to task for this.

The second item, unrelated to the previous paragraph, is pretty self-explanatory.  Perhaps quoting the opening paragraph of the article will suffice. I don’t really have much more to say about it:

Government scientists figure that one out of five male black bass in American river basins have egg cells growing inside their sexual organs, a sign of how widespread fish feminizing has become.

Probably best to read it for yourself.

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