At precisely 11:31 am, I glanced at the traffic stats for pastors.com and was elated that we were setting an all-time, single day record for pageviews. One article was responsible for much of the surge, and article originally entitled Young Pastors: 7 Women to Watch Out For.
At 11:32, I read and email that reflects feedback I’ve received from others as well pointing out the sexist nature of the article’s title. Good call, you who voiced this. I should clarify that Joe McKeever, the author, wrote an excellent warning to young men in ministry and meant no harm whatsoever with his title. Joe is one of our best and most consistent writers.
Having re-evaluated the article’s title, I made the executive decision to do three things:
- Keep the article. It’s an excellent warning to young men in ministry.
- Change the title to reflect the real intent of the article itself. It’s now Men: Protect These 7 Women by Watching Yourself. I’ll explain the new title in a second.
- Write a follow-up, myself, on Young Women: 7 Men With Whom to Guard Your Interactions Carefully. It’ll be live sometime…