Women in the early church were naturally a part of its leadership because the home was their sphere of influence. … Read More The Women’s World of the House Church
This post is a part of the series comparing the teaching on various gender passages in the Bible. Read more about the series here. Ephesians 5:23 says, For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Context This verse… Read More Problem Passages: Ephesians 5:23
God’s Spirit does not always follow the rules as we understand them to be. Sometimes He uses the Eldads and Medads who are like us, a little bit different, to speak with power and grace.… Read More Gems from Numbers 11: Prophesying without Permission!
I have said many times that those who believe as Complementarians, often practically live out their marriages as Egalitarians. There are many varieties of marriage in the Complementarian basket. Some follow a strict hierarchy, others practice a more democratic system. Many Comp marriages are a great example of unity and partnership. Even though many Comps believe the… Read More The Thin Gray Line
This verse is the mother of complementarianism. It establishes their core belief that God wants marriage to follow a pattern based on gender. To the egalitarian, this verse exemplifies the previous verse: submitting each to the other. Simply because Paul says wives are to submit to their husbands does not negate that husbands are to submit to their wives.… Read More Problem Passages: Ephesians 5:22
“Best friends do no need one of them to be a leader. In that case they wouldn’t be best friends— they’d be hero and sidekick. “KR… Read More Does Someone Have to be in Charge? (Part 5)
Is Jesus’ submission to the Father’s authority human and temporal, or divine and eternal?… Read More Does Someone Have to Be in Charge? (Part 4)