A Reformed Baptist Perspective on Public Theology: The Pauline Epistles, Part VII – 1 Corinthians 11

You can read earlier posts in this series by clicking on the links below: An Introduction Augustine’s Two Cities Two Kingdoms in Luther The Reformed Confessions (Part I) The Reformed Confessions (Part II) The Reformed Confessions (Part III) Sphere Sovereignty in Kuyper Redemption and Creation in Kuyper John the Baptist The Prophet Amos The Incarnate…

Thinking Critically About Complementarianism

Recently, I’ve finished a 12-part blog series offering, largely, a thoughtful critique on complementarianism. Having been raised as an egalitarian, I had no thought that my inherent disposition toward my role in marriage was ungodly or unbiblical. However, in desiring to have a God-honoring marriage, I spent a lot of time studying the proper role…

Complementarian Beliefs: Biblical Consistency

Picking up from where I left off, the next main point that grabbed my attention were the shifting definitions/words that egalitarians used to defend their position. Formally, this is called the equivocation fallacy, and if you read through Christians for Biblical Equality’s statement, you will see this fallacy a lot. But here is a more…

Complementarian Beliefs: Addressing Cultural Influences

I’ve been thinking long and hard about how I could critique egalitarianism in a meaningful way that can actually contribute, rather than repeat statements and conversations that have been made before. And considering the vast amount of resources that you can look at on the topic, I figure that it is best for me to…

Egalitarian Beliefs: Clarifying What We Believe

Continuing from the last post, this blog examines the final application from Christians for Biblical Equality. Application #5 states: In the Christian home, couples who share a lifestyle characterized by the freedom they find in Christ will do so without experiencing feelings of guilt or resorting to hypocrisy. They are freed to emerge from an…

Egalitarian Beliefs: Valuing and Protecting Self in Marriage

As we move along in this series, the final two applications from Christians for Biblical Equality are similar in nature and intention as the third application that I covered in my last blog. Consequently, you may find some repetitive language as we continue. However, I still want to consider these applications separately because they each…

Egalitarian Beliefs: Voices in the Home

Picking up from where I last left off, here is Christians for Biblical Equality’s Application #3: In the Christian home, husband and wife are to defer to each other in seeking to fulfill each other’s preferences, desires and aspirations. Neither spouse is to seek to dominate the other but each is to act as servant…

Egalitarian Beliefs: Public Recognition

You can check out my previous blog here, but I want to pick up quickly where I last left off with Christians for Biblical Equality’s (CBE) Application #2. In the church, public recognition is to be given to both women and men who exercise ministries of service and leadership. In so doing, the church will…