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

Diversity Quotas for books? Should every edited book have at least one female contributer?

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A few years back, the BBC decided that they should insist on having at least one female on every panel show.  It was a well intentioned effort to correct an imbalance and specifically in the context of comedy to give more women comedians the opportunity to showcase their talents. The other day, I saw this… Continue reading Diversity Quotas for books? Should every edited book have at least one female contributer?

Biblical womanhood, medieval Christianity and a question about child abandonment

Beth Allision Barr’s “The Making of Biblical Womanhood” became one of the biggest sellers of 2021. You can read my original review here. It also became one of the most controversial books.  Barr’s argument is that complementarian understandings of womanhood are a recent/novel imposition, a result of reformed and evangelical desires to promote a patriarchal… Continue reading Biblical womanhood, medieval Christianity and a question about child abandonment

Taking the man out of mandatory vaccines

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From time to time I publish guest articles on faithroot.com. This article comes from Ash Cunningham, assistant pastor at Grace Church Cheltenham and is in response to my article yesterday on vaccine hesitancy and vaccine denial which Ash had prior sight of. I’m no Ghetto Barbie I hope that the following article wasn’t entirely prompted… Continue reading Taking the man out of mandatory vaccines

Watch back #FaithrootsLive “Men and women (1)”

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For those who missed this week’s Faithroots Live you an watch back and interact here. One of the aims of Faithroots is to provide additional theological teaching and training for those who want it but would not be able to access normal theological training through seminaries/theological colleges. I provide this through articles on this website,… Continue reading Watch back #FaithrootsLive “Men and women (1)”

Inviting the foul

Kevin DeYoung has got himself into social media hot water over his review of Beth Allison Barr’s book “The making of Biblical Womanhood.”  You can read Kevin’s review here. You’ll see that he shares a lot of similar concerns to the ones I expressed in my review here. Why has he got into hot water… Continue reading Inviting the foul

Women and the Gospel

#TheDailyDose – 1 Timothy 2:9-15 Does the Bible treat women as second class citizens? Was Paul teaching something that was limited to the culture of Ephesus in Timothy’s day or applicable to today? What does it mean for women to be saved through childbearing? Does this mean you have to marry and have lots of… Continue reading Women and the Gospel

Complementarianism and Singleness -what does the Bible say?

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The other week, I wrote about complementarianism and singleness in response to the claim that Complementarianism gives no space for single women in the church or society because women are required always to relate to God and others through the authority of a man. In that article I explained that this is a misunderstanding of… Continue reading Complementarianism and Singleness -what does the Bible say?

Christian Patriarchy may be following the wrong trajectory

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Patriarchy seems to be a dominant word at the moment. It’s being used as a term of accusation and abuse against complementarians. For example, Beth Allison Barr whose book I reviewed recently identifies this as the big problem with conservative evangelicalism. It is also being used as a badge of honour by some who say… Continue reading Christian Patriarchy may be following the wrong trajectory

We miss the radical teaching of the Bible when we impose the wrong thought categories

I think fundamentalists and liberals tend to make the same mistake about the Bible. They read it through the same modernist lens.  They miss what the Bible is saying and so they miss its applicability to contemporary life. Let me give two examples to help with our thinking. First of all, let me return to… Continue reading We miss the radical teaching of the Bible when we impose the wrong thought categories