I recently debated the hotly contested theology of gender roles with Rachel Held Evans, a talented writer and speaker. The forum for the debate is the UK radio show Unbelievable, which has hosted some memorable discussions in the past: Mark Driscoll on British Christianity and Rob Bell on Love Wins, to name two. Adrian Warnock also joined the conversation and has released a chart on the differences on this matter among evangelicals.
Here’s the program info. Click the “Listen Now” button to, well, listen. This was a meaningful discussion from my view of things:
This Week on Unbelievable : Egalitarian vs Complementarian views of men and women
A controversial blog post by Jared Wilson, quoting pastor Doug Wilson on the role of men and women in sex, recently reignited the debate between complementarians and egalitarians. Rachel Held Evans is a popular US author, blogger and speaker who believes the New Testament supports the equality of men and women in the church and in the home (Egalitarian). Owen Strachan is a theology professor at Boyce College, Kentucky and believes the Bible teaches that men and women have equal dignity but different roles in family and church (Complementarian). UK church blogger Adrian Warnock joins the conversation too as we discuss reactions to the Wilson blog post, how to interpret verses in the Bible about women “submitting” to husbands and “remaining quiet” in church, and more.
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