Category: Complementarianism

A Trustworthy Word, Pt 4

Sunday, September 29th, 2019.   Sources: Luke Timothy Johnson. The First and Second Letters to Timothy (AB). New Haven: Yale, 2001. Ally Kateusz. Mary and Early Christian Women: Hidden Leadership. Cham: Palgrave McMillan, 2019. Craig S. Keener, Paul, Women & Wives: Marriage and Women’s Ministry in the Letters of… Continue Reading “A Trustworthy Word, Pt 4”

Sinners and Saints: Deborah and Barak

Sunday, September 30th, 2018.   Sources: Susan Niditch. Judges: A Commentary (OTL). Louisville: WJK, 2008. Tammi Schneider. Judges (Berit Olam). Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2000. Barry G. Webb. The Book of Judges (NICOT). Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. K. Lawson Younger Jr. Judges/Ruth (NIVAC). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.

A (Sort of) Book Review: Gospel Women

Richard Bauckham. Gospel Women: Studies in the Named Women of the Gospels. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002. Richard Bauckham is without a doubt an exceptional scholar of both biblical theology and the non-canonical texts of early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism. Gospel Women focuses that immense knowledge… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Gospel Women”

A (Sort of) Book Review: Partners in Christ

John G. Stackhouse Jr. Partners in Christ: A Conservative Case for Egalitarianism. Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 2015. I have openly and unashamedly argued in favour of an egalitarian understanding of gender on many occassions and in many different forms of discussion. I have no… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Partners in Christ”

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 from Wycliffe College (U… Continue Reading “The Galatian Principle: Or, Do Complementarians Deny Justification by Faith? (A Guest Post)”

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, Grudem, and Ortlund belong,… Continue Reading “Recovering FROM Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Pt. 5”

A (Sort of) Book Review: Man Enough

Nate Pyle. Man Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.* Social media can be a very effective and helpful thing. It has its dark side of course, but it has also been at times a real blessing by allowing me to stay connected… Continue Reading “A (Sort of) Book Review: Man Enough”

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 this discussion, before we… Continue Reading “Recovering FROM Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Pt. 4: Q & A with Piper & Grudem”

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 Equality and Male Headship:… Continue Reading “Recovering FROM Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Pt. 3: Genesis”

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 and clarifications are often… Continue Reading “Recovering FROM Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Pt. 2: John Piper’s Vision”