This is the potentially controversial bit of Ephesians – but what does Paul actually say about marriage?
What is the dominant influence in your life?
One of the key verses in the debate about the role of men and women in the church, especially in relation to teaching, preaching and leadership is 2 Timothy 2:12 which says: “12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.” There hasContinue reading “Women teaching men revisited – another look at 2 Timothy 2:12”
In yesterday’s post I said that I believed that it is possible to make application from our Doctrine of the Trinity to life now. We should do it cautiously and carefully. However, it is possible to do so all the same. If we see that the incarnation reveals the Son relating to his Father inContinue reading “How should we talk about the Father and the Son (concluding thoughts 2)”
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”
I am a complementarian in terms of my views of men and women and their roles in church and home. This means that I believe men and women are not interchangeable. This has two specific (and only two) applications. It means that Ephesians 5 talks about husbands sacrificially loving their wives, wives submitting to theirContinue reading “Biblical Manhood and Womanhood – Hierarchialism and Complementarianism are simply not the same”
I want to come back to Beth Moore’s questions. Now we assumed that the two questions were hypothetical and that they were about two distinct scenarios. However, suppose that they weren’t. Of course, only Beth Moore knows the answer to that. Certainly I get the feel that they are at least based on her wealthContinue reading “When pastoral questions might be linked (A further response to Beth Moore)”
I recently shared some thoughts about the relationship of the Son to the Father in the light of Aimee Byrd’s book “Recovering From Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. My position is that it is correct to say that the Son does submit to the Father but unhelpful to describe this as Eternal Subordination. Here are someContinue reading “Does the Son submit to the Father? Some further thoughts”
Here is the next in our Faithroots Live videos. In this talk we look at how Jesus obeys the Father. We discuss the theory of Eternal Functional Subordination and see that we cannot talk about the Son in a way which denies his unity and equality with the Father or his distinction from Him.
Taking the knee started as a protest gesture by American Football players back in 2016 who refused to stand for their national anthem in protest at discrimination and police brutality. This week, people have been asked to “take the knee” around the world in solidarity with George Floyd and those affected by his killing. IContinue reading “Who will you take the knee for?”