Real men drink beer. Or whiskey. Real men know how to ride. Real men play rugby. Real men go fishing with the guys. Real men hold the door open. Real men pull out the chair for mama. Real men know how to treat a lady right. Real men give an example to their sons. Real … Continue reading Real men.
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.
"But, but, my personal experience is that soft comp isn't all that bad. I know people who are really happily married. They don't feel oppressed. They are thriving and blessed and fulfilled. And I'm really happy with my husband in authority in our home, he's not an authoritarian dictator full of sinful male ego like … Continue reading Critique and 9 point answer for egalitarianism
Following on from my previous article, against all forms of gender caste system but specifically in regards to soft complementarianism, I want to address one of the most often used words in the soft comp book: authority. The parallel of Jesus' authority over the church is insufficient argument for husband's authority over wife. Ephesians 5 … Continue reading Against soft comp: authority and consent
Following on from my previous article, defining egalitarianism as apart from all other forms of gender roles within the church, I have more thoughts against all forms of gender caste system but specifically in regards to soft complementarianism. I do not hold the bible to be self-contradictory. When I find what appears to be a … Continue reading Against soft comp: ezer and veil.
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.
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?