Beyond Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: Building a Post-Complementarian Church on the Word of God

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The following is a guest post from Jory Micah. See her bio and links below!Well known complementarian John Piper has both egalitarians and complementarians scratching their heads in confusion. Piper is undoubtedly one of the most prominent theologians of our time, a "Goliath" if you will. I feel a bit like young David in the Old Testament taking him on, but surely if God can use David, He can use me. There is no doubt that most of us have been touched by Piper's theological contributions whe … [Read more...]

Stop Talking About Women in Ministry

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We need to stop talking about women in ministry. Really, we do.Because every time we, men, talk about women in ministry we, perhaps inadvertently, place ourselves in the center of the conversation.We essentially communicate that we, men, are the ones who get to debate the "issue" of women in ministry. We, men, are the ones who are authoritative enough to adjudicate the "matter" at hand. We, men, are the ones who can, in the affirmative or the negative, make the decision and swing the … [Read more...]

#FFFF: Nish Weiseth

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The following is an excerpt from Nish Weiseth's book SPEAK that released this week. I hope you enjoy the post, follow Nish, and then buy this wonderful, wonderful book! --The argument about women in ministry that had transpired in my kitchen plays out in a multitude of ways every day. On youTube, loud and angry pastors stand in their pulpits and slap other believers and churches with labels like "heretical" and "unbiblical." They call themselves true, gospel-oriented churches, with the … [Read more...]

Jesus Is Dying to be Inclusive – So Why Aren’t We?

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It's Good Friday, and lots of Christians are reflecting on the single most defining truth in our faith-story.That Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures.Yes, there's more to the story than just that. But if you were going to pin down one sentence, one phrase, that encapsulates who we are both in our own perception and the perceptions of those outside the church, it would likely be, Jesus died for our sins. Yes, Jesus lived (to inaugurate the kingdom). Yes, Jesus rose (to … [Read more...]

The Church is a Her: Why I Love the Ecclesia Effeminate

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For a while now, lots of preachers and pundits have been lamenting the feminization of the church. This begins with demographic studies that reflect a greater female participation than male, and continues with a condemnation of the broader "Omega male" culture that is giving men the permission to stay passive - and stay home on Sundays. Some prominent churches and ministries seem entirely predicated on the mission to draw men back into the fold by reinforcing "biblical" male roles and r … [Read more...]


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