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Book Notice: Neither Complementarian Nor Egalitarian

Michelle Lee-Barnewall Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian: A Kingdom Corrective to the Evangelical Debate Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2016. Available on Amazon.com Reviewed by Felicity Clift When people enter the complementarian/egalitarian debate most people are looking for an answer. Most want a definitive answer: ‘Yes, women may hold positions of authority in the church’, or [Read More…]

The Scourge of Domestic Violence in the Church

In light of Julia Baird’s disturbing investigation about the prevalence of domestic violence in conservative churches, I thought I would republish something I wrote for Bible Study Magazine a couple of years ago. The Household Codes and Domestic Violence 21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit yourselves to your [Read More…]

Book Notice: John Stackhouse on Partner’s in Christ

John G. Stackhouse Partners in Christ: A Conservative Case for Egalitarianism Wheaton, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2015. Available at Amazon.com Reviewed by Felicity Clift In the conservative evangelical world (and perhaps beyond) it seems that conscientious evangelical women pursuing ministry, beyond the realms of feminine and infantile pedagogy, are expected to give some thought – preferably [Read More…]

Stan Gundry’s Open Letter to ETS on Lasts Year’s Resolution

Last year at ETS, four resolution were passed by the society pertaining to issues about gender and sexuality: (1) We affirm that all persons are created in the image and likeness of God and thus possess inherent dignity and worth. (2) We affirm that marriage is the covenantal union of one man and one woman, [Read More…]

Aimee Byrd on Phoebe and the Romans 16 Women

Over at Housewife Theologian, Aimee Byrd laments why only egalitarians seem to write about Phoebe in Rom 16.1-2. She provides a good list of sources and citations about Phoebe including my own comments in Bourgeois Babes, Bossy Wives, and Bobby Haircuts. Aimee exhorts fellow complementarian readers with these wise words: “These are not women that we should feel [Read More…]

The Coming War: Nicene Complementarians vs Homoian Complementarians

I predict that there is about to be a miniature civil war among conservative Calvinist Complementarians about Trinity and gender. One wing of that movement has been arguing for a while that the Son is eternally subordinate to the Father and importantly the way that the Son submits to the Father is mirrored in the way [Read More…]

Book Notice: Jesus Behaving Badly

Mark L. Strauss Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2015. Available at Amazon.com Reviewed by Adam Ch’ng All of us, to one extent or another, read our Bibles selectively.  Feel-good passages are set against picturesque scenery as desktop backgrounds.  While challenging passages are conveniently rationalised [Read More…]

Book Notice: John Goldingay on Proverbs

John Goldingay Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs for Everyone London: SPCK, 2014. Available a Amazon.com By Felicity Clift If I was to attempt to summarise my first thoughts on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs prior to reading John Goldingay’s study on these books “for Everyone” they may be something like this: – [Read More…]