Category Archives: Complementarian

Moving beyond the nuclear family.

On Wednesday Pastor John Piper published a response to a single mother named Anna who asked if she had a biblical obligation to marry. My question for you is one that I have wrestled with since the birth of my … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Dr. John Piper, The Gospel Coalition, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye | 232 Comments

Wilson’s intellectual stink bomb.

Pastor Doug Wilson is clearly a smart and learned man.  At times I greatly appreciate his insight, as with his explanation of Luke 22:35–38.  But at other times Wilson stumbles in his writing, and when he is challenged to defend … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Complementarian, Disrespecting Respectability, Domestic Violence, Headship, Pastor Doug Wilson, Servant Leader, Submission | 118 Comments

Submission with a twist, and denying rebellion.

Pastor Doug Wilson has a new post up titled 21 Theses on Submission in Marriage (HT Hmm).  Taken individually, most of the theses are good, and parts of the post are excellent. For brevity I’ll focus on what I see … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarian, Crossdressing Theology, Disrespecting Respectability, Duluth Model, Envy, Headship, Marriage, Mary Kassian, Pastor Doug Wilson, Rebellion, Submission, Tim and Kathy Keller, Turning a blind eye | 292 Comments

Bespoke Epistles.

In Straining out gnats I noted that the CBMW’s argument for reinterpreting 1 Tim 2:12 is so weak, even people who prefer their interpretation avoid trying to defend their argument.  But there are other ways to create wholly new meanings … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Feminists, Rationalization Hamster, Rebellion, Satire | 94 Comments

Straining out gnats.

But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. –1 Tim 2:12, KJV While researching for yesterday’s post I came across a complementarian controversy regarding the NIV translation of … Continue reading

Posted in Beth Moore, Complementarian, Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Dr. Denny Burk, Dr. Douglass Moo, Dr. John Piper, The Gospel Coalition, Traditional Conservatives | 151 Comments