Markers of a church planting movement #7: Women as Leaders & Inclusive

This is the seventh post in a series exploring the broad vision for our church plant in Seattle. If you want to know more about that project, check out my Church Plant category   For the rest of this specific series, go here. ———————————————————————————————————————————— Mutuality in Leadership One of the things I love about the BIC is that we [Read More...]

A soon-to-be dad dreams of a daughter liberated for her soon-to-be world

My daughter grows within my wife’s womb while I dream of the day when she will enter her soon-to-be world. What kind of world and church will she enter? The church and world habitually silences women. Although the West is becoming (slowly) more egalitarian, the reality is that men dominate in many ways. Several studies, [Read More...]

“A Year of Biblical Womanhood” makes me want to become a better man

I’ve followed Rachel Held Evans’ Year of Biblical Womanhood project since she announced it a couple of years back. By that time, we had already connected on the Web. Since then, I’ve followed with interest, reading several blog posts about her journey. Shortly after the “year” had come to completion, I led a workshop at [Read More...]

My appeal to complementarians – Stop telling me to calm down

I am getting a bit frustrated with my complementarian friends and their propensity to want to suggest that egalitarians are not respecting scripture. I have been in several debates and found that as soon as I raise a decent point they either claim that they are trying to be scriptural or that we need to [Read More...]