Exploring the biblical theology of Christian egalitarianism

John Piper

Complementarians Single Out Single Women

April 2nd, 2017

Complementarians keep saying that men and women are equal in Christ, but the finer points of their beliefs and practices reveal something different, especially if you’re a single woman. Continue reading»

Complementarianism and Same-Sex Friendships

July 26th, 2015

The complementarian ideology that men are designed to lead, and women are designed to submit to male leadership, has many drawbacks, but in this post I highlight just one of them. Continue reading»

Wives, mothers and female masters in the NT household codes

March 31st, 2015

When people think of the “masters” mentioned in the New Testament household codes, they tend to think of men. Many masters in NT times, however, were women. How does this realisation affect the notion of female submission? Continue reading»

Is John Piper using emotional blackmail?

March 28th, 2015

In this post I express my concerns about John Piper’s lack of propriety and wisdom in a quote newly posted (yet again) on The Gospel Coalition’s website. Continue reading»

A shepherd who only feeds the male sheep in his flock?

December 30th, 2013

Matt Chandler states unequivocally, “I teach to men . . . I go after the men.” Matt focuses his ministry on men because, he says, this is how he understands the scriptures. So what happens to the lost sheep who are female? And how does Matt’s focus affect the thousands of women in his flock? Continue reading»

Gender Roles and Speaking Ministries in the Church

January 12th, 2013

Does the New Testament teach that men and women have different roles in church based solely on gender? Are some ministries too important for women? Continue reading»

Complementarians & Bible Commentaries Written by Women

October 21st, 2012

Complementarians believe that women cannot be pastors and Bible teachers, yet some read Bible commentaries and theological books written by women. How does that work? Continue reading»

The Complementarian Concept of “The Created Order”

October 20th, 2012

In support of their views of male authority and female submission, Complementarians place a great deal of importance on the created order related in Genesis 2:4-25. Continue reading»

Two Definitions of Femininity

August 3rd, 2012

Defining femininity and masculinity is difficult. In this article, Stephanie Phillips Wilkins looks briefly at two definitions of femininity, one from John Piper and one from Jonalyn Fincher.

How would you define femininity? Continue reading»

Towards Equality – My Story

August 16th, 2011

My personal account about how I went from thinking that a gender hierarchy in marriage and ministry was God’s design, to realising that equality and mutuality is scriptural and the ideal.

I have included some of my personal views on topics related to biblical equality or “Casteless Christianity”. [3000 words] Continue reading»

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