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»
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»
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»
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»
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»
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 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»
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»
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»