Really, I was thinking about nuns and habits and wimples and veils, which led me to thinking of nuns taking vows to be wed to Christ, which led me to Google Bride of Christ, which took me to this web site. These robes are beautiful, aren't they? I'm assuming that most of the clientele are African-American women, just because I'm familiar with the exquisite clothing that many women in black churches wear, and from what little I know, there seems to be more women in ministry in African-American churches. (And there are terms on their site about "First Lady" and "Evangelist".)
So this is not really an Emergent nun posting (except if we were going to purchase habits, I'd suggest buying them from Bride of Christ Robes.) But I'm wondering why it's so acceptable for women to be pastors, ministers, apostles, bishops and evangelists in the black community, when it seems to still be such an issue for white churches? What do you think?