Martin Luther and John Calvin represent two theologians of the Reformation, that Bible-driven movement so long ago, who promoted God’s vision for the family and led many to do the same.
The Conversation Behind the Conversation: How Ecclesiological Assumptions Shape Our ComplementarianismBy Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019
Behind many of our complementarian debates are significant differences about how we view the church.
The essential and indispensable nature of women for the mission of the church does not depend upon any form of programmatic or paid ministry. It depends on what Christ has made women through dying and rising for them: disciples, witnesses, priests, fellow-workers.
So can women be missionaries? Yes, of course. But also yes to the biblical teaching on gender distinctions in the life of the church. The two are not at odds.
Here are five passages dealing with manhood and womanhood that we must teach and apply for pastoral faithfulness.
Here are seven ways we can encourage women to use their spiritual and material resources.
Does the Bible allow for women deacons? Yes, says Tom Schreiner.
If your church doesn’t encourage women teaching women the Bible, then it’s not fulfilling Scripture’s vision of a healthy church.
Paul doesn’t merely say that women should not serve as elders. He also says that they should not preach and teach when the church gathers.
How could a smart woman like me turn away from the work the Lord had already prepared for me? Isn’t it sinful not to use my gifts?
Many churches build up structures around the gospel that end up undermining the foundations of the gospel itself. If your church needs a major doctrinal cleanup, or if you’re concerned about a cracking foundation, Galatians can be the cautionary tale which your church needs to hear.
Though our songs aren’t inspired like the Psalter’s, they can be just as theologically vast and emotionally diverse.
In Paul’s letters to the churches, we find a peculiar focus on giving thanks for the people whom Christ has given us in our local churches.
Our culture tells us to play to our strengths. But below the surface, the stubborn reality of our weakness remains. What will we do with it?
So, is there really a slope between embracing egalitarianism and endorsing homosexuality?