Category Archives: Submission

CBMW’s striking ambivalence for complementarianism

When I first pointed out the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood’s discomfort with headship and submission, a discomfort which goes back to their founding document, Sunshine Mary explained: Understand that when Christianity Today (the most influential publication in American … Continue reading

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This means war.

A reader recently asked for my thoughts on the upcoming Kendrick brothers movie “War Room”.  After doing some digging on the movie, my initial thought was of the line from the Tropic Thunder spoof about overdone sequels: Here we go again. Again. … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Church Apathy About Divorce, Courageous, Denial, Fireproof, Kendrick Brothers, Submission, Turning a blind eye | 89 Comments

She who must be obeyed.

One thing I have to admit about Pastor Driscoll is that he is an incredibly talented preacher.  Part of this is his unmatched charisma and a gift for teaching.  He also has a highly developed understanding of his audience, and he knows how … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Headship, Mark Driscoll, Marriage, Rebellion, Submission | 193 Comments

Is marriage just a piece of paper?

Empathologism has an excellent post up dissecting a FamilyLife/Dennis Rainey memo on marriage.  See the link for Empath’s post and the ensuing discussion, but what struck me about the FamilyLife piece is how utterly devoid it is of a sense of … Continue reading

Posted in Book of Oprah, Church Apathy About Divorce, Denial, Dennis Rainey, Divorce, FamilyLife, Focus on the Family, Glenn Stanton, Headship, New Morality, Romantic Love, Submission, Threatpoint, Wake-up call | 237 Comments

Worse than fear. Worse than malice.

In the discussion of my last post Gunner Q suggested that the reason modern Christians don’t support biblical marriage is due to fear: Perhaps the answer is that modern Christians just can’t accept the consequences of fighting no-fault divorce. Bucking the … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Church Apathy About Divorce, Fireproof, Foolishness, Marriage, Submission, Threatpoint, Wake-up call | 386 Comments