I have great admiration for Jimmy Carter. I voted for him in 1980 when he lost to Reagan. One of my favorite bloggers, Eugene Cho of Quest Church in Seattle, included Carter's recent address in one of his recent posts. Carter explains why he is leaving.
Carter's remarks are global in nature but really interesting. Take a look at a) Cho's post about Carter leaving, b) the links where Cho himself weighs in on women in leadership and c) the comments some of Cho's readers make regarding Carter leaving the Southern Baptist Convention.