[Magdalen] Spiltsville.

Jay Weigel jay.weigel at gmail.com
Mon Jan 6 18:46:46 UTC 2020

IIRC, the Nazarenes had women clergy kind of early on. Or at least ordained
women to some kind of position if not allowing them to actually preach.

On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 1:44 PM Jay Weigel <jay.weigel at gmail.com> wrote:

> A friend in Tennessee got her Physician's Assistant degree at Trevecca
> Nazarene University in Nashville, which at the time was one of the few
> colleges offering it. She was brought up Episcopalian. Trevecca had
> compulsory chapel three times weekly, and she said she often found herself
> sitting in chapel wondering, "What the hell am I doing here anyway?" But
> she gutted it out and got her degree. She was about as far from the
> Nazarenes as you could reasonably expect.
> On Mon, Jan 6, 2020 at 11:21 AM ME Michaud <michaudme at gmail.com> wrote:
>> A friend grew up Nazarene in California.
>> Back in the early sixties, in an act of youthful defiance, she wore
>> lipstick to church.
>> Her father took her outside and spanked her.
>> He made sure they were standing near an open window, so the congregation
>> could hear her cries and pleas.
>> When she told me this herstory, some fifty years after, she wept again.
>> The College of the Nazarene is just down the street from another friend's
>> house.
>> I hear they're much closer to mainstream now.
>> In fact, they might or might not feel the urge to re-join with the
>> southern
>> Methodists.
>> -M

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