(Not Quite) The making of Biblical Womanhood

The most recent contribution to the conversation about the role of men and women in the church and in the home is The Making of Biblical Womanhood by Beth Allison Barr. Barr argues against complementarianism and claims that it is in fact a modern attempt to re-impose patriarchy. Furthermore she argues that complementarianism is aContinue reading “(Not Quite) The making of Biblical Womanhood”

Calling men: – how will we respond to the Sarah Everard case?

This week we’ve been shocked by the horrific murder of Sarah Everard.  In the same way that the killing of George Floyd provoked a public conversation as well as outpouring of emotion and demonstrations on the streets to say that #BlackLivesMatter so too we are seeing a similar response here as women talk openly aboutContinue reading “Calling men: – how will we respond to the Sarah Everard case?”

Am I a Biblical Man?

Hot on the heels from Aimee Byrd’s book “Recovering From Biblical Manhood and Womanhood”, there seems to have been a sudden explosion of social media conversation about the concepts of Biblical manhood and womanhood. The latest provocation was this tweet from Owen Strachan, So, how do you do? Do you meet the qualifications? Are youContinue reading “Am I a Biblical Man?”

Re-mapping the Gender Role debate

We tend to describe the debate about gender roles in church and the family as divided between egalitarians and complementarians.  However, I have been wondering whether this properly captures the nuances of the discussion.  So, here is an attempt to remap where the agreement and disagreement is. I am starting with the assumption that theContinue reading “Re-mapping the Gender Role debate”