....Complementarianism can in itself be a fine expression of Biblical headship, so long as it is not imbued with the false teaching of ESS and its implications; Brad Mason, Complementarity Without Subordination It's an interesting thing to contemplate. What if complementarians eradicated the doctrine of ESS from their platform? What if the complementarian camp wrested ESS out… Continue reading Complementarity Without Subordination: What Does it Look Like?
Eternal Subordination of the Son
Are there strong parallels between Mormonism, Islam, and ESS?
In the recent posts on ACFJ regarding Wayne Grudem, Bruce Ware, women, authority, etc., I kept thinking about the parallel and false doctrines in Mormonism and Islam. My parents were both born & raised in the state of Utah, which is largely Mormon, and I know firsthand the damage of patriarchal politics in family, society and… Continue reading Are there strong parallels between Mormonism, Islam, and ESS?
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim & Kathy Keller — a review by Avid Reader
What I appreciated most about this book is the author’s deep affection for his wife. Reading through this book, you can tell that they really do cherish each other. It’s refreshing to hear a Pastor honor his wife’s talents while admitting how much he needs her. Timothy Keller writes on page 163, “To my wife,… Continue reading The Meaning of Marriage by Tim & Kathy Keller — a review by Avid Reader
The change of Genesis 3:16, ESS, the colonial code of relationship, and a call to bystanders
IMPORTANT UPDATE In a recent article, “The Meaning of Hebrew תשׁוקה,” Journal of Semitic Studies 61 (2016):365-387, Andrew A. Macintosh did a thorough study of the word תְּשׁוּקָה (teshûqâ) and came to an interesting conclusion. He said (red emphasis added by me) — In summary, I conclude that ‘desire’ is not a proper rendering of… Continue reading The change of Genesis 3:16, ESS, the colonial code of relationship, and a call to bystanders
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… Continue reading An open letter to Dr Wayne Grudem (ESS part 5)
Why I think Wayne Grudem is unwilling to accord full respect to women (ESS part 4)
In his book Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood Wayne Grudem argues that complementarianism is fair, that it's obedient to the Bible, and that is best for us as human beings since it truly honors men and women because it honours both their equality and their differences — their equal value to God and their differences in roles.… Continue reading Why I think Wayne Grudem is unwilling to accord full respect to women (ESS part 4)
Bruce Ware teaches that a wife’s lack of submission threatens her husband’s authority, and he responds to this threat by abusing her (ESS part 3)
Here is what Bruce Ware teaches — When women challenge their husband's authority by wanting to have their own way rather than submitting to their husbands, one of the ways husbands respond to that 'threat to their authority' is by becoming abusive. Ware explains male-on-female domestic abuse as follows: Wives threaten their husbands' authority by not submitting to them, and husbands respond… Continue reading Bruce Ware teaches that a wife’s lack of submission threatens her husband’s authority, and he responds to this threat by abusing her (ESS part 3)