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

Wounded, well-meaning and wolves

I recently referred to an article by Jonathan Leeman which led to a conversation about Spiritual abuse. In this article, I want to engage a little bit further with Jonathan’s article. I want to highlight some areas where I think he’s unfairly criticised, some important points he has made which need hearing and also an… Continue reading Wounded, well-meaning and wolves

Weaponising spiritual abuse

I’m encouraged to see that The FIEC are keeping the focus on the problem of abuse with a series of podcasts involving John Stevens and Adrian Reynolds looking at spiritual abuse in particular.  The term “spiritual abuse” has been at times controversial with people debating its definition and even its existence. I saw one definition… Continue reading Weaponising spiritual abuse