Once upon a time, there was a garden.

This is told in my own words, material taken from Genesis 1-3. I have not translated directly from the original language; I have translated very loosely from English, trying to adhere to the essential facts while making the story easier to read for my purposes. John 1:1-5 "In the beginning [before all time] was the … Continue reading Once upon a time, there was a garden.

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Defining egalitarian, soft complementarian, hard complementarian.

It has come to my attention that some of these ideas and concepts surrounding gender equality and gender roles need to be clarified. Defined. In chatting with a few of my sounding board people recently, I realised that there are a lot of people who don't understand. What is the difference between one and the … Continue reading Defining egalitarian, soft complementarian, hard complementarian.

Good enough?

My grandfather says he is egalitarian in the church. That is, he believes and practices gender equality in the church. But in marriage, he says, he is complementarian. In marriage, he has a hang up on one word: respect. Egalitarian: term for gender equality used in Christian theology and church practice Complementarian: term for gender … Continue reading Good enough?