Review of the year – top ten articles

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It’s time to have a quick look back at 2022. Here’s a list of the top ten blog articles from Faithroots this year. It gives a bit of a clue as to what topical issues and hot topics were of particular interest through the year.

In at number 10 and number 9 respectively were articles engaging with the theology and ethics of Doug Wilson. Wilson is associated with Federal Vison theology but has become a particularly controversial and polarising figure in the US culture wars

At number 8, we returned to a significant controversy within Trinitarian theology. Have people such as Wayne Grudem and Bruce Ware abandoned orthodox, Nicene doctrine with their Eternal Functional Subordination thesis?

At number 7, we look at something that definitely is a heresy. What’s the problem with Gnosticism?

In response to increasing concerns about so called toxic masculinity being Christianised as “Biblical Manhood”, a number of significant voices have over the past year distanced themselves from the label “Complementarian”. Here at no 6 is why I’m still happy with the term.

Whilst I pick up on hot potatoes and topical issues via the blog, the main aim of Faithroots is not to engage in controversy but to provide online teaching and training especially for those who might find some forms of theological training including seminary and books inaccessible. So, I’m encouraged to see that what was basically a Bible study on a Psalm make it into the top five!

At 4, more on the headship/complementarianism debate. My view is that headship in marriage is primarily about love not hierarchical leadership. So what then are husbands meant to do?

Doug Wilson caught our attention for all the wrong reasons again with the third most read blog article as I examined some comments he had made with Michael Foster about single women and church.

At number 2, following Glen Scrivener’s article on Evangelical Futures in the Evangelicals Now newspaper and the problems with “Blokes Worth Watching” culture, I wrote this response.

The most read article of 2022 was linked to the same issue/conversation. I argue here that part of the problem is that our understanding of what Conservative Evangelicalism is has been narrowed down onto one branch of the tribe.

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