Tag Archives: complementarianism

My Egalitarian Marriage to a Stay at Home Mom

My wife is a school teacher, and she is extremely talented. Yet when our son was born 27 years ago she left the classroom to stay at home. Our income took a 40% hit and we tightened out belts. Our … Continue reading

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Being Egalitarian and Taking the Bible Seriously

Too often I read criticism that egalitarians don’t take the Bible seriously, or they simply don’t pay attention to it at all. One blogger recently decried the decision of a conservative church to open up the office of elder to … Continue reading

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Complementarian Pastors Wave Bye-Bye to Patriarchy

[I have an April Fools’ Day guest post at Amy Buckley’s blog today. Here’s the intro, then click on over to read the rest.] *** In an abrupt about-face, a group of well-known mega-pastors have announced plans to welcome and … Continue reading

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Manliness and Femininity: the lies of “Biblical Gender Roles”

They say there’s an exception to every rule, which makes me wonder: And what happens when there are so many exceptions they end up swallowing the rule altogether? Exceptional women? For those who teach that the Bible requires certain roles and functions … Continue reading

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Oppressing Women – a Coalition Built on False Premises

You read some things on line and know something’s off but can’t quite put your finger on it: The first thing I saw was that they equate a right understanding of doctrine with trust in God, and a wrong understanding … Continue reading

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If Dads Are Pastors Of Their Families, What Does That Make Moms?

Here’s an interesting (and by interesting I mean odd) meme on husbands: If the husband is the Pastor, what does that make the wife? Well, if they have kids maybe she can be the Children’s Ministry Director. (She can’t be … Continue reading

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Patriarchy: When Husbands Possess Wives

In looking at 1 Peter 3:7 and its instruction that husbands should honor their wives as weaker vessels, Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood editor and communications director Greg Gibson claims that weaker means “of great value”. He then tells … Continue reading

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The Power of a Teaching Woman

[Olivia Grigg’s guest post on her own experiences learning from women show why we should all be willing to learn from women and men both. ] *** My life has been filled with strong and creative women and men who … Continue reading

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Conference Organizers Tell Men: Your Wives Aren’t Welcome Here

The Shepherds’ Conference makes no bones about it: women are not welcome. This leadership conference is by men, for men, and about men because only men can be leaders by their way of thinking. Men who attend can’t even bring … Continue reading

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Pastors: Stop Disrespecting Women With Your Chauvinistic Name-Calling

Treat … older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters … . (Paul’s advice to a young pastor, 1 Timothy 5:1-2.) *** Jen Wilkin wrote a post for The Gospel Coalition on how men pastors can better relate to … Continue reading

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