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… Continue reading Review of the year – top ten articles

There’s more than one type of complementarian

The other day, I wrote in response to Aimee Byrd’s article claiming that complementarians could not listen.  One of the issues I and others have raised is that Aimee seems to assume that there is only one type of complementarian.   Aimee has set herself up as neither complementarian nor egalitarian as though this is a… Continue reading There’s more than one type of complementarian

Complementarianism words, movements and organisations

Aimee Byrd’s argument is that when she attacks Complementarians that she is attacking a specific movement, namely the Campaign for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.  Her argument is that anyone who holds a different position to them cannot be complementarian even if they think they are.  Why, because one particular group of complementarians, the ones that… Continue reading Complementarianism words, movements and organisations

Perhaps we all could listen a little better – a response to Aimee Byrd

Aimee Byrd has written this article, essentially arguing that Complementarians need to listen to people including herself who have been challenging their theology and culture but essentially giving up on us (I identify as a Complementarian) arguing that we are beyond hope. We are simply unable to listen. When Aimee’s book first came out, I… Continue reading Perhaps we all could listen a little better – a response to Aimee Byrd

How did complementarianism end up becoming a boundary marker?

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This was a question asked the other day on twitter. It was expressed I believe as a lament as much as a question. There are Christians who stand foursquare with other evangelicals. They believe the Bible to be God’s inspired word, without error. They confess that Jesus died on the cross to bear the penalty… Continue reading How did complementarianism end up becoming a boundary marker?

Promoting female Theologians: When encouraging others is not tokenism

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The other day, I shared a list of female theologians and authors.  I don’t normally open up the comments section on Faithroots, not because I’m against free speech and discussion but because I don’t think those things are dependent on whether or not I open comments. People are free to debate and disagree to their… Continue reading Promoting female Theologians: When encouraging others is not tokenism

Complementarianism  – provision, protection and life before The Fall

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I’ve argued that headship is not meant to be about power and hierarchy but rather, authority is about being authorised to do what we are responsible for.  In the case of husbands and fathers (as well as elders -spiritually in the church) this is about provision and protection.  I take this from Genesis 2:18 15 The Lord God… Continue reading Complementarianism  – provision, protection and life before The Fall

Complementarianism and Egalitarianism -the practical overlap and the real difference

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There’s been another flurry of conversation about complementarianism on social media recently. I think this has been prompted a little by this article in Premier Christianity. As a side note, I think that the article doesn’t do a bad job of trying to reflect the different views and provide balance. However, I am not convinced… Continue reading Complementarianism and Egalitarianism -the practical overlap and the real difference

Headship and love – What Ephesians 5 says about the cost of living crisis

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I often return to the question of how we understand and apply Ephesians 5:21ff to marriage today. I’ve a particular interest in this area having written my MTh dissertation on the passage. So I have an academic interest but my concern is that this should be helpfully practical. One of the conclusions I’ve come to… Continue reading Headship and love – What Ephesians 5 says about the cost of living crisis