I read this argument several places, and find it hair-raising, regardless of whether you are a complementarian or an egalitarian:
Only men should be pastors, because they can better represent God’s sovereignty, his all-powerful nature.
I will leave the first 5 words of the statement alone for now. Many clever theologians already discuss that. But the reason given here should set of all our alarms.
Representing sovereignty? That is “lording it over others.” Jesus clearly warned against that. If anyone say he wants pastors to represent God’s sovereignty, run. That is a clear warning signal for spiritual abuse.
What level of pride is needed for a man (or woman, for that matter) to think he (she) could represent sovereignty and all-powerfulness? What makes them think they should even try?
Representing sovereignty is a contradiction in terms. If God reigns alone, we could only represent that by setting ourselves under it. The moment we try to live an example of what reigning alone looks like, we are trying to usurp God’s sovereignty, and testifying against it.