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Male Authority

Are Men Accountable for their Wives’ Actions?

October 8th, 2015

Are men accountable for their wives’ actions? This article looks at the accountability of Eve (pre-patriarchy) and of Sapphira (post-Pentecost) Continue reading»

Fluid leadership vs rigid gender roles

July 28th, 2015

Some Christians have a faulty notion of gender roles, which is based on an equally faulty notion of leadership. In this tiny post I share two quotes on the nature of leadership. Continue reading»

Does Manhood Equate with Leadership?

September 23rd, 2013

A few wise words from Bob Edwards in response to some Christian groups who claim that acting like men equates with leadership. [200 words] Continue reading»

Is a Benevolent Patriarchy Good for God’s People?

August 8th, 2013

Apartheid, slavery, and patriarchy are three social systems where one group of people is more powerful than the other group. Does God want these systems operating in the community of his people? What about if they are administered with kindness? [350 words] 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»

Gender Bias in the New Living Translation (NLT)

October 11th, 2011

The New Living Translation (NLT) gives the impression of being supportive of Christian women because it has frequently translated adelphoi into “brothers and sisters”. However, the translation also promotes the concept of male authority in the church. Continue reading»

Kephalē and “Male Headship” in Paul’s Letters

September 18th, 2011

This article answers the question: Does Paul’s statement in Ephesians 5:23, that” the husband is the head of the wife”, mean that the husband has leadership, or authority over his wife? Continue reading»

Bible Women with Spiritual Authority

October 12th, 2010

Some believe that it is only men who have been given spiritual authority by God. This article looks at a few Bible women who received authority from God. Continue reading»

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