Since our other thread was closed, I thought it might be worthwhile for those of us who believes that God does call women to the pastorate and to preach to list some of our favorite female preachers, particularly those who have influenced our own preaching. 1 - Barbara Brown Taylor - not a baptist, but did the Bill Self lectures at McAfee (as well as the Beecher lectures at Yale). She is widely published, and a good starting place for people who don't believe women can preach. If you can get a tape or hear her in person the experience is far better. 2 - Molly Marshall - faculty member at Southern before it fell to the fundamentalists. 3 - Christi Sanders-Huskison - local baptist and OT scholar. 4 - Wendy Joiner - local baptist pastor. 5 - Mary Cartledge-Hayes - Methodist pastor and poet. 6 - Margartet Moers Wenig - Rabbi and I believe the only Jewish member of the Academy of Homiletics. 7 - Eileen Campbell-Reid - now a PhD student at Vanderbilt, but used to be on staff at Heritage Baptist Church in Cartersville, GA.