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How many problems can you find in CBMW’s “Statement on Abuse”?

Chris Moles and I both have concerns about the Statement On Abuse which the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood published in 2018. But I see more problems in CBMW’s statement than the ones Chris Moles noticed. This post is the penultimate in my series about Chris Moles. I know that some readers are wanting the series to …

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CBMW’s new Statement on Abuse still falls short. #ChurchDV

CBMW have published two Statements on Abuse. How do their 1994 to 2018 statements differ? How much have they learned in 24 years? CBWW is the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. It is an interdenominational organisation which champions “complementarian” doctrine — the belief that the Bible says that men are to lead in the …

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Calvinism And Domestic Violence: there’s a correlation but we can’t say Calvinism *causes* domestic violence

…there is a correlation between Calvinism and domestic violence. .. It is not Calvinism per se but mostly males who use Calvinism’s hierarchical theories and sovereignty theories to perform and justify behaviors. – Scot McKnight, reporting the findings of recent research into Domestic Violence Myth Acceptance (DVMA) and how that correlates with religiousness and particular types …

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Jesus cannot be eternally subordinate to the Father and still be Lord – Ps Sam Powell

There is teaching that has taking the Reformed world by storm.  It was first popularized by Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology, and then promoted by the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, founded by Wayne Grudem, Bruce Ware, and John Piper.  The doctrine being promoted has since taken off.  It is called “The eternal subordination of the …

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An open letter to Dr Wayne Grudem (ESS part 5)

Dear Dr Grudem, do you allow me the right to ask you a question? And if so, could you kindly answer? Please? Here is my question:–  If I wonder whether you are failing to value women’s equality in the image of God, am I evincing a hostile desire to compete with you for leadership? Am I using a sufficiently submissive tone? Let’s see, …

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How Wayne Grudem fits his ideas on authority/submission with his thoughts on domestic abuse

Wayne Grudem claims that complementarianism guards against abuse. He maintains that his ideas on authority and submission don’t lead to abuse because he also emphasizes that men and women are equal in value: This created order is also best for us, because it comes from an allwise Creator. This created order truly honors men and women. It does not lead to …

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