Jesus was counter-cultural. From his leadership style, to his idea of community, to his style of teaching, everything about his ministry ran opposite to the culture of his day. Today Prof. Bolger mentioned that in his leadership, Jesus was especially counter-cultural when it came to his attitude toward women. One of the big reasons the early church grew so rapidly was because of the sense of equality given to women, something they didn’t have in the rest of society. This is an area where the modern church has really strayed from its roots. It seems lately I’ve had several conversations with or about women who feel marginalized by the church. Jesus was constantly reaching out to the vulnerable and marginalized, especially women and children, when did the church stop?