Is the Conversation About Consent Enough? Or Do We Need to Talk About Intimacy?

At the Washington Post, Jonathan Zimmerman is pushing for the latter - and it makes sense. And from my perspective, the church should be setting a very high bar here (we are not) in modeling the centrality of intimacy, and covenant commitment, in Christian coupling. And this, not as a way of shaming sex or bodies or even those who engage or have engaged in casual sex, but rather as the high call to which we are graciously invited, that completely affirms the goodness of sex and bodies and is root … [Read more...]

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

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

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

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...]


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