Leadership

Can Women Be Pastors But Not Elders?

By Denny Burk | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

Did you know that there is a “complementarian” case for women serving as pastors?

Must Women Be Silent in Churches? (1 Corinthians 14:34)

By Denny Burk | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

Does 1 Corinthians 14:34–35 teach that women must be entirely silent in the church?

Does the Bible Allow for Women Deacons? No, Says Alex Strauch (with a response from Tom Schreiner)

By A. Strauch, T. R. Schreiner | 12.11.2019

Can women serve as deacons? Yes, says Tom Schreiner.

Man and Woman in Exile (Genesis 3)

By Mitchell Chase | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

A complementarian vision of relationships will help men and women flourish in exile. Manhood and womanhood cannot be pursued and understood, however, without confronting the challenges that exist.

Charles Spurgeon, Women’s Ministry, and Female Preachers

By A. DiPrima, G. Chang | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

Spurgeon’s earnest desire was to promote the work of faithful and godly women in the life of the church. Though he believed that the pulpit was closed to women, the world was not.

Does the Bible Allow for Women Deacons? Yes, Says Tom Schreiner (with a response from Alex Strauch)

By A. Strauch, T. R. Schreiner | 12.11.2019

Can women serve as deacons? Yes, says Tom Schreiner.

Man and Woman in Creation (Genesis 1 and 2)

By Alastair Roberts | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

It’s not about difference from each other, but difference for each other. The differences between men and women are precisely features that make them fitting for each other.

Embracing the Joys and Sacrifices of Our Distinct Roles

By Erik Raymond | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

When we follow Jesus, our whole lives are to be a sacrifice.

The Increasing Social Cost of Complementarianism

By Al Mohler | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

While social pressure builds against complementarian theology, it is incumbent upon us to teach, instruct, and to show the glory of God in his created order.

Advocating for the Ministries of Single Women in Your Church

By Katie McCoy | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

How can pastors champion the contributions of unmarried women to their congregation?

Calling All Competent Complementarians

By Carrie Russell | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Dear sisters in the Lord, one of the greatest ways you can live out complementarianism to the glory of God is by growing in both competence and confidence.

Joy for Joyless Pastors’ Wives

By Keri Folmar | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

So if you’re bogged down and unable to see the importance of your ministry, get up to the crest of the hill and survey your husband’s work. The fruit he bears is the fruit of your ministry too.

The Sweet Rewards of a Quiet Ministry

By Erin Wheeler | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

As a woman, I’ve had to wrestle with God through some of the seasons where ministry opportunities took the backseat, where they were almost invisible.

The Accidental Reformation: How Luther and Calvin Reformed the Family

By Owen Strachan | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

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.

Essential and Indispensable: Women and the Mission of the Church

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

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.