Because Christianity is bigger than Biblical manhood or Biblical womanhood

I just wanted to bring this article to your attention. I’m not a self professed feminist because I’m not into labels. However, I believe it’s very possible to be a feminist and a Christian. I know and communicate with a lot of intelligent and loving Christian feminists. Anyway, just wanted to make you aware of this article and discussion. It would be good to hear from the other side of the discussion.

Can We Be Christian Feminists?

– Kim

Hi, good question!

I disagree with the article you link to. Read the rest of this entry »

Have you ever heard anybody use something from 1 Peter 3 to to explain what a wife should be or do?unbalanced-scale-left-x

If so, how often have you heard them take this text literally:

3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self…

“Women, your beauty should not lay in outward things. Spend no time on your hair, make-up, or figure, even if your husband wants you to – rather spend time on the inward beauty.”

By comparison, how often have you heard them take this text literally: Read the rest of this entry »

You know how I sometimes speak in graphs and numbers? (Like here, here, and here.)

Sometimes, God speak to me in that language too. (He speaks English to an English man and Spanish to a Spanish woman – it is great when He speaks a language even I can understand.)

I was crying over opportunities I lost, doors that closed last year and no door have been opening instead.

“Retha. When things still went well, how many students did you teach per week?” Usually about 6-8. Read the rest of this entry »

Have you ever heard the argument that priests and Levites were male*, therefore male church leadership was the plan of God? Here is one apologist expressing the idea:

“…a system of religious authority was instituted in the Mosaic law, a system in which authority was in the hands of the priests and Levites – and only men could serve.” To make this point more clear now, let me point out that the closest OT equivalent to church leaders were the priests and Levites, and they were all men. Only males of the tribe of Levi could serve, which meant that in the OT, religious authority was allowed only for qualified men, not women – the same as in the NT.

– John Tors, from the web site Truth in my Days.


His main premise is wrong: Priests and Levites were not Read the rest of this entry »

Way back, when I was still a complementarian because that is all I learned, this is one of the things that started to make me doubt. I will demonstrate it with a few quotes I took from the Internet today:

1) Many, many women struggle with the fact that their husbands don’t pick up the gauntlet to be the spiritual head of the home as the Bible talks about…

“Start by asking yourself this difficult question, ‘Do I let my husband lead?’

…You might be a strong woman with a take-charge personality he finds intimidating, or you may unintentionally treat him like a child, make him feel incompetent, constantly question or undermine his decisions, step in or take over. Whatever the case may be, a man is often reluctant to lead because he has a wife who is reluctant to follow.

… support your husband’s attempts, even if you think you have a better way to do it. Pray about this issue and search your heart for insight about your role as a follower. Then give your husband space to lead.” – Marriage Missions

2) The wife’s response to her husband’s leadership is very important. Often the slightest resistance or displeasure from her is enough to discourage a husband and cause him to give up on his efforts in this area. However, a man’s fulfillment, goals, finances, priorities, and relationships are profoundly impacted by his spiritual leadership, and therefore a wife’s role in encouraging her husband is one of her highest callings. – IBLP

3) You Might Be Sabotaging His Efforts

Unfortunately, many husbands would love to be the spiritual leader of their families, but they aren’t able to because their wives get in the way. Do you ever criticize his decisions or insist on making important decisions yourself, even unknowingly? Many husbands desperately want to please their wives, and as a result, will often turn into peacemakers rather than leaders for the sake of their marriage. – Family share

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tree_of_iaYou know the HEADSHIP (Husbandly & Ecclesiastical Authoritative Dominance, Subverting Her Into her Place) Bible? John Piper and Gavin Peacock just gave us another peek into their Bibles. This time, it is from Genesis 2 and 3.

Genesis 2

…9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of increased authority over another human…

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of increased authority over another human, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”…

Genesis 3

3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, “You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.”

4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, having authority over Adam.”

6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining authority, she took some and ate it. She kept it away from her husband because she wanted to usurp his authority, but he grabbed and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized the power balance between them was disturbed…

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Lexicon added

I just added a new page to this blog: A lexicon for terms that people new to this blog, or new to egalitarianism, may be unfamiliar with. You are welcome to go and take a look!

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