Category Archives: Feminism

The worst argument for women’s ordination I’ve ever seen

I’ve seen some very bad radical egalitarian arguments for women’s ordination but this one from Ben Witherington III, who apparently did his own doctoral thesis on the New Testament on the topic of women in ministry in the church, probably, … Continue reading

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Who’s Accommodating Now?

So Dr. Scot McKnight is at it again with the issue of egalitarianism and complementarianism. This time, with the question of whether the complementarians or the egalitarians in the Evangelical world are the ones accommodating. Strangely, McKnight lower-cases the term … Continue reading

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Radical egalitarians are not liberal

According to the Evangelical sense of the term. I capitalize the term “Evangelical” here as the term has realistically been hijacked by modern day Evangelicals. For those not familiar with the movement, histories of the movement have been done–it is … Continue reading

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Radical Egalitarian Double Standard?

I was reading more of the comments on this post and one from Dr. McKnight surprised me. If I understand it correctly, I now know the purpose of this post. He writes, “The point of the essay in the journal … Continue reading

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Radical Egalitarians Shifting Views

Dr. Scot McKnight has posted a page about how complementarians have changed their interpretations over time (read simply, according to McKnight, complementarians=hierarchalists=patriarchalists–Never mind that all Christians who read kephale in 1 Cor. 11:3 as “source” (including radical egalitarians) would be … Continue reading

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The Hub-bub of Women’s Ordination

Every now and then, I see in the blogosphere some Evangelical radical egalitarian is applauding a church for the fact that it has decided to ordain women. For instance, this recent post by Jeremiah Gibbs complementing and congratulating a mega-church … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight says something I agree with for a change!

In case you’re new to my blog, you know that I don’t get along with Scot McKnight’s theology too much. But recently, he finally said some things I agree with. It is in response to members of The Gospel Coalition. … Continue reading

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Are Churches that Don’t Ordain Women “Outside the Will of God”?

I was reading an article by Dr. Jeremiah Gibbs stating that he is convinced that churches that don’t ordain women are outside the will of God and no longer a part of the Christian community. He doesn’t actually say they … Continue reading

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Women’s Ordination: Starting Points

I came across this video by N.T. Wright a while back. It’s interesting because I think it points out the major problems in making a radical egalitarian argument on this base. The radical egalitarian normally begins his argument for the … Continue reading

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Nonna Verna Harrison on the Ordination of Women in the Orthodox Church

“Orthodox Arguments Against the Ordination of Women as Priests”, Women and the Priesthood, ed. Fr. Thomas Hopko, 165-187 Nonna Verna Harrison takes a look at three different arguments espoused by Orthodox theologians against women’s ordination, “[t]hey are (1) the argument … Continue reading

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Met. Kallistos Ware on the Ordination of Women in the Orthodox Church

“Man, Woman and the Priesthood of Christ”, Women and the Priesthood, 5-53. It is a common theme of Met. Kallistos Ware to caution hastiness in the Church on a variety of different issues. He cites Isaiah 28:16 which reads “He … Continue reading

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Doctrines of Importance?

There are two organizations promoting certain political agendas–the CBMW (Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood) and the CBE (Christians for Biblical Equality). A close look at these organizations indicates though that neither organization takes our Lord’s commands that seriously. The … Continue reading

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Answers to Some of Rachel Held Evans’s Questions

I would like to answer some of the questions Rachel Held Evans poses here. Rachel: If the Hebrew word ezer is used most often in Scripture to refer to God as a strong helper, why is it said to mean … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 14:34-35

This will be my last interaction with McKnight’s book, The Blue Parakeet. I can’t say it’s been a great read. Most of the book is junk and senseless misunderstanding of the other side. I would neither recommend it to an … Continue reading

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McKnight’s Brief Reminder

McKnight gives us a brief reminder of what is going on throughout the story of the Bible in concern to women’s ordination. women in the Old Testament exercised leadership; women in the Old Testament spoke for God as prophets; women … Continue reading

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Does One’s Hermeneutic Dictate Their Views on Ordination of Women?

McKnight writes in his book, The Blue Parakeet (and I do not recommend it), in concern to debates about women’s ordination at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, What I realized as I listened to the debates was that I read the … Continue reading

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Slaves, Women, and Homosexuals

Often times in egalitarian vs. complementarian/patriarchal debates, the patriarchalists accuse the egalitarians of giving the gate to support homosexuality and the egalitarians accuse the patriarchalists of supporting slavery and racism. I will first clear up the patriarchalists. Nothing could be … Continue reading

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Scot McKnight: What is a Deaconess?

McKnight in the book, The Blue Parakeet writes in regards to the distinction between a deacon and a deaconess that “When Paul calls her ‘deacon,’ he is not thinking of ‘deaconesses’ in our churches who clean up communion cups in … Continue reading

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Women’s Ordination and the Bible (pt. 2)

Dr. Gibbs explores some of the “clobber texts” used on the other side of the women’s ordination debate. I find the efforts of the Evangelical feminists admirable though there were some serious errors in his hermeneutical approach to 1 Corinthians. … Continue reading

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Women’s Ordination and the Bible

Assemblies of God theologian Jeremiah Gibbs has an interesting post explaining why he feels women’s ordination is Biblical and those who reject it are not Biblical. Of course, I’d like to give a brief and respectful reply hoping I have … Continue reading

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Biblical Meditations–Queen of Heaven

Those poor Protestants tend to use this verse to dismantle Catholic and Orthodox Mariology. Jeremiah 7:18—“The children gather wood, the fathers kindle fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out … Continue reading

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The women debate—my attempt to explain from a sacramental perspective

Sacramentalists (or Christians who favour a more sacramental system of God distributing aid to his people) usually don’t agree that a woman can be a cultic or ritualistic priest. Sacramentalists are High Anglicans, Catholics, and Eastern Orthodox generally. They may … Continue reading

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8 Reasons why the feminist debate in the Church deteriorates the Gospel

1. Feminist theologians and anti-feminist theologians are simply just gnawing over at each other attempting to assert their positions as absolutely clear! One side asserts that they’re being completely oppressed (despite the large amounts of women voices in medieval Catholicism … Continue reading

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Protestantism and Ministry

Since women were created to compliment men (and vice versa) it seems that having a mixed elder board, for example, would be advantageous. The unique qualities of femininity (e.g. relationality) would contribute and compliment the group. Further, having women on … Continue reading

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A Female Bishop

According to one source, St. Brigid was apparently ordained to the episcopate. Feminist scholars sometimes use this to support the position that women can be ordained. But apparently not all feminist scholars are convinced of this (this is primarily because … Continue reading

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Why Debating With Feminists is a Ridiculous Waste of Your Time

On the occasion, it is typical to hear feminists launching attacks at the Catholic Church for not ordaining women (which essentially means our Eastern Orthodox brethren are being attacked as well) and often times this boils down into a conversation … Continue reading

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