I have been in the process of sorting out my beliefs and understanding of authority, particularly in church structures.
In the midst of sorting through this, I realized that deconstructing teachings about church authority and hierarchy would become intertwined with my beliefs about gender issues also.
Looking back, it now makes sense. The things I read challenging hierarchical church structures validated my understanding of the nature of submission.
Also, the things that I read about gender issues have clarified and affirmed my understanding of the way we are intended to relate to one another as believers.
Ultimately what one believes about power and equality dynamics in the kingdom will eventually be contextualized in all of their relationships.