Category Archives: Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

The Galatian Principle: Or, Do Complementarians Deny Justification by Faith? (A Guest Post)

This post is written by my colleague and friend, Spencer Boersma, Pastor of First Baptist Church Sudbury. Spencer has two degrees from Heritage College and Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario, and just submitted his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology … Continue reading

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Recovering FROM Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Pt. 5

One does not simply disagree with scholars of a certain status. In previous responses to RBMW, I was replying to people whose status as biblical experts is fairly restricted to their own circle. But within the circle to which Piper, … Continue reading

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Recovering FROM Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Pt. 4: Q & A with Piper & Grudem

John Piper and Wayne Grudem. “An Overview of Central Concerns: Questions and Answers”. Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. John Piper and Wayne Grudem (eds). Wheaton: Crossway. 56-85. The fact that this chapter exists should alert us to something very, very important in … Continue reading

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Recovering FROM Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Pt. 3: Genesis

obfuscate [ob-fuh-skeyt, ob-fuhs-keyt] verb (used with object), obfuscated, obfuscating. 1. to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy. 2. to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information. 3. to darken. To this, I would add: 4. Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. “Male-Female … Continue reading

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Recovering FROM Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Pt. 2: John Piper’s Vision

Before this, please read the housekeeping stuff first. *** Not all articulations of complementarianism are the same. Labels are always difficult, and within this umbrella of views called complementarianism there are varying nuances and differing terminology, and important distinctions. Definitions … Continue reading

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Recovering FROM Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: Pt. 1 Housekeeping

I have (and always have had) egalitarian views of gender. I had very little exposure to Church as a child, and when I came into the Church, it was in the context of an egalitarian congregation. The pastor was even … Continue reading

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