Does the Old Testament teach that husbands are to be the leaders of their wives, or that men have authority over women? Are some roles forbidden to women? This is part 1 of a series on gender roles in the Bible.
In this short post, I respond to a reader’s question about how the authority of police officers is used as an analogy by some complementarians to support male-only authority in the church.
What did Eve do to help Adam? Here are two very different views from three top scholars about Eve’s role as helper in Genesis 2.
Here is a link to one of the best articles I have ever read on so-called ‘biblical womanhood’. In this article Jenny Rae Armstrong writes that “the privileged frivolities of Western homemaking” have nothing to do with the gospel of Jesus.
Some Christians seem determined to emphasise and polarise gender differences. Adam, however, marvelled at the similarities between man and woman.
Does the New Testament teach that men and women have different roles in the church Are some ministries too important for women?
Kathy Keller argues that women are prohibited from just one kind of speaking ministry and from holding one kind of position in the church.
Complementarian Jeff Robinson relates what he considers to be different expressions of ‘biblical manhood’. Do these activities and qualities really constitute ‘biblical manhood’? And where do women fit with this?
Mary Kassian claims that Complementarianism represents the Church’s “traditional, orthodox, historic belief” on gender. She must be reading different accounts of Church history to me.
In an 1995 article, Wayne Grudem ranks 83 ministries in order of decreasing authority. Grudem’s lists reveal whether he really thinks men and women are equal.