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Women & complementarian churches

What follows is a few thoughts and a tonne of links. It seems to me that in recent months the debate about the role of women in the church has burst into life again (at least judging by the sheer amount of links I’ve saved). This isn’t all that surprising although the reasons have generally shown people like me (complementarian) in a pretty bad light. In what follows I’m going to share some links and resources that I’ve been saving the last while. They work through where I position the…

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Book Review: Equals

Living and church planting in Sweden, as I do, it is impossible to escape the issue of equality, it is everywhere. It’s reasonable, of course, to ask why anyone would want to escape something so obviously beneficial as equality? That largely depends on what you mean by equality as not every definition is, ahem, equal. Secondly, as a father to a daughter, a husband to a wife and church leader of many talented women; in every one of those areas I want to help create environments in which women flourish. I’m convinced…

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Gender myths and other stuff

Following my post last week on fighting over Junia, there have been a few more posts worth mentioning on the subject of gender roles. Firstly, in my opinion, Andrew Wilson has written an excellent post busting twenty myths in the gender debate and has been very even-handed busting ten from each side! To demonstrate why this whole debate matters and generates a lot of heat and passion, let me give you a couple of examples that I’ve read recently. Firstly Paul Levy wrote about reaching men in university and then this…

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Fighting over Junia

Every now and then one of the hot topics bursts into life on some of the blogs I read and over the past few weeks that’s happened with the issue of the role of women in the church. This post gives the links to who said what and where. I think it may have started with these posts by Krish Kandiah when he posted on women, men, church and twitter part 1 and part 2 An earlier post by Krish led Mark Heath to ask ‘do complementarian churches hinder women…

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