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 short post I look at what Paul meant by “A wife/husband does not have authority of her/his body” in 1 Corinthians 7:4, a verse that has been terribly misapplied. Continue reading»
Instructions for wifely submission and holy kisses are clearly given in the New Testament. Yet one concept is largely ignored while the other is highlighted. Why is that? Continue reading»
Dear Dr Grudem, mutual submission is not a myth.
Submission is not always, or necessarily, to a person in authority (cf Ephesians 5:21-22). Continue reading»
In this post I show how Clement used the word kephalē (head) in his letter, in the context of mutual submission, and I show how he regarded women. I briefly compare these points with Paul’s use of kephalē and how Paul regarded women. [1200 words] Continue reading»
Wifely submission is never mentioned in the OT or in the Gospels. It is mentioned, however, in a few of the later New Testament letters. These few mentions have typically been given priority over verses which are about mutuality in marriage. Why is that? Continue reading»
“What does it look like to live in a Christ-centered home committed to shared leadership and mutual submission, instead of gender hierarchies?”
This is the question writer and blogger Jenny Rae Armstrong asked her readers at the beginning of 2013. Jenny has since been posting readers’ responses to this question every Monday on her blog. If you’ve been wondering how egalitarian Christian marriages work, reading some of these real-life stories from real-life Christian couples is a great place to start. Continue reading»
What does submission mean? What does the Bible say about submission in marriage? Is wifely submission relevant in our society? 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»
Do the concepts of wifely submission to husbands and the submission to governing authorities require that Christians put up with harmful people, practices, and policies? According to too many Christians, the answers are “yes” for wives and “no” for citizens. [900 words] Continue reading»