IS COMPLEMENTARIANISM IN TROUBLE?

Complementarianism - A Moment of Reckoning Jonathan Leeman 9Marks

Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

It seems to be a moment of reckoning for complementarianism.

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.

Nominal Christianity—Not Complementarianism—Leads to Abuse

By Caleb Morell | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 11.22.2019

Conservative views on marriage and family are not sufficient in and of themselves to create healthy families and marriages. Church participation and membership make a huge difference.

MEN, WOMEN, AND ECCLESIOLOGY: A COMPLEMENTARIAN VISION FOR MINISTRY

The Conversation Behind the Conversation: How Ecclesiological Assumptions Shape Our Complementarianism

By 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.

On Apples Stores and the DMV: Two Kinds of Churches that Create Complementarian Chaos

By Alex Duke | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

I’ve been in churches whose authority structures are like an Apple Store’s, and I’ve been in churches whose authority structures are like the DMV’s. In both cases—but in different ways—chaos bubbles up to the surface.

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.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH?

Man and Woman in Creation (Genesis 1 and 2)

By Alistair 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.

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.

How Psalm 113 Changed My Life

By Rosaria Butterfield | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

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?

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?

Should Women Teach? Thoughts on Function, Office, and 1 Timothy 2:12

By Thomas R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

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.

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?

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

By A. Strauch, T. R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 11.23.2017

Does the Bible allow for women deacons. No, says Alex Strauch.

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

By A. Strauch, T. R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Does the Bible allow for women deacons? Yes, says Tom Schreiner.

Seven Women’s Ministries in the New Testament

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

Here are seven ways we can encourage women to use their spiritual and material resources.

Five Key Texts and Pastoral Application

By PJ Tibayan | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Here are five passages dealing with manhood and womanhood that we must teach and apply for pastoral faithfulness.

COMPLEMENTARIANISM IN HISTORICAL AND SYSTEMATIC PERSPECTIVE

How Are Men and Women Different?

By Kevin DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

What would you say if your little boy asked you, “Daddy, what does it mean to be a man?” or if your little girl asked, “Mommy, what does it mean to be a woman?”

Complementarianism & Theological Triage

By Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

I’d like to offer some help on how to talk and think about the application of complementarianism within your own congregation, whether that’s with people you agree with or people you don’t.

Is the Slippery Slope Actually Slippery? Egalitarianism and the Open-and-Affirming Position

By Colin Smothers | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 11.23.2019

So, is there really a slope between embracing egalitarianism and endorsing homosexuality?

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.

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.

A Global Look at Complmentarianism

A Global Look at Complementarianism

By Greg Turner | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

Complementarianism is a declining conviction in the global evangelical church. The solution is neither a surrender to egalitarianism nor a return to cultural traditionalism.

COMPLEMENTARIANISM IN LOCAL CHURCH LIFE

Developing A Culture of Women Discipling Women

By Bev Berrus | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Intentional discipleship changed my life. That’s why I’ve strived to make these kinds of relationships contagious among the women in every church I’ve been a member of.

You’re Not a Healthy Church Unless You Care About Titus 2

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

If your church doesn’t encourage women teaching women the Bible, then it’s not fulfilling Scripture’s vision of a healthy church.

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.

Welcome Women Who Can Teach—Don’t Fear Them

By Adrienne Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Women who can teach might make you nervous for a myriad of reasons. But consider what might happen if you adopt an attitude of thankfulness rather than anxiousness.

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.

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?

Can Women Be Sent Out as Missionaries?

By Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

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.

What We Are Learning Training Women to Teach

By C. McFadden, D. Helm, R. Kinney | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.13.2019

Over the years, we’ve seen pastors guide the women’s ministry through women leaders. In these situations, the churches are healthier.

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.

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.

What We Can Teach Our Kids about Complementarianism

By Bobby Scott | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

What can we teach our kids about complementarianism?

BOOK REVIEWS

Book Review: On the Meaning of Sex, by J. Budziszewksi

Review by Bobby Jamieson | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 07.30.2018

When Scripture instructs husbands to lead their families and wives to submit to their husbands, or limits pastoral leadership of the church to men, it formalizes, codifies, and extends what is already written into our nature.

Book Review: (A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ, by Abigail Dodds

Review by Chesed Broggi | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

I don’t know how Abigail Dodds feels about “empowerment” messages on clothing. But her new book, (A)typical Woman, is a substantive and real message of empowerment for women.

Book Review: God’s Design for Women in an Age of Gender Confusion, by Sharon James

Review by Carl Trueman | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019

This is a book that all Christians will find helpful in addressing a problem with which we will all likely at some point have to wrestle, either socially, politically, pastorally, or personally.

Book Review: Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ

Review by Mike Christ | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

Rosaria Butterfield has become a popular speaker on the topic of sexuality. But we sell her short—and even risk misunderstanding her message—if we look to her book as only pertaining to homosexuality

Book Review: His Testimonies, My Heritage, ed. by Kristie Anyabwile

Review by Melissa Kruger | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.10.2019

If your soul is weary and your heart in need of refreshment, take a drink from the wisdom found in His Testimonies My Heritage

Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning

Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning

December 2019

The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement

August 2019
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Church Membership: Following the Lord Together

Church Membership: Following the Lord Together

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Ecclesiology for Calvinists

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The Pastor and Pornography

The Pastor and Pornography

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Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures

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Church Life: Our True Political Witness

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Church Discipline: Medicine for the Body

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The Reformation and Your Church

Fall 2017
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Church Mergers and Plants

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Pastoring Singles

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Healthy Churches around the World

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Authority: God’s Good and Dangerous Gift

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The Church Praying

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Confessions, Covenants, and Constitutions: How to Organize Your Church

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Missions: Adding Wisdom to Zeal

December 2015
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Multi-Ethnic Churches

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Expositional Preaching

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Complementarianism & the Local Church

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Vanishing Church?

Fall 2014
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Biblical Theology: Guardian and Guide of the Church

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The Church Singing

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Prosperity Gospel

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Is Scripture Enough?

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Church and Churches

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Pastoring Christians for the Workplace

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Lay Elders: A User’s Guide—Part 2

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Discipling in the Church

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Wanted: Apostolic Pastors

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The Underestimated Doctrine of Conversion

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Don’t Be Too Cool for Sunday School

January—February 2012
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Revitalize: Why We Must Reclaim Dying Churches—and How

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The Pastor and his Staff, Part 2

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Church Membership: Holding the Body Together

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Church and Parachurch: Friends or Foes?

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Pastoral Moves

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Hell: Remembering the Awful Reality

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Pastoring Women

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Journal about Deacons

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A New Evangelical Liberalism

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Church Discipline (Part 2)

November—December 2009

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Missions

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Multi-site Churches

May—June 2009

Young Pastors

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Raising Up the Next Generation of Pastors

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Counseling in the Church

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Family & Parenting

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Living As a Church

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The Church’s Mission

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