Is the Church (Emerging or otherwise) embodying a neo-Gnosticism? I pose the question since the current vogue for championing women’s ordination smacks more of Gnostic than traditional Christian teaching (i.e. orthodoxy). As I said in a recent discussion, maybe the Church is inclined to trade its New Testament for the 52 extant Gnostic codices found at Nag Hammadi, for it is only in these ‘jettisoned’ Scriptures that female authority is seen as the norm. Is this oneof the reasons why judgement must first begin at the house of God? I fear that we are losing sight of the importance of abiding by the rule of Holy Writ on many important matters.