This puzzle has been shared around Facebook recently, and I thought it a perfect illustration of what submission to a source looks like. Or, rather what it doesn’t look like. I explain in the video.… Read More The head fills the body.
What does a female hero teach us about a silent God? It is through Esther’s speech, her voice, that God saves. How many women have been told, “If you remain silent at this time,” you will be useless to God’s plan? (Esther 4:14) The feminist lesson of Esther is that women have been given a voice for God to use. Who is man that he should silence it?… Read More Esther the Deliverer
The context of wives submitting to husbands is from the larger result of Christians everywhere submitting to each other as they are filled with the Spirit of Christ.… Read More Problem Passages: Christian Submission in Ephesians 5
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