Gender is a complicated and tricky topic. I feel like I’m only scraping the surface of understanding it in Tanzania, and of course it’s a continuing conversation among Tanzanians themselves! I’ve been hesitant to write anything on it for fear of oversimplifying, but blogging is like thinking out loud, so […]
Her.meneutics has just done a series on ‘the gender debate’ in evangelical Christianity. Here’s the intro: Submissive wife and president of the United States — an oxymoron, if you ask many journalists analyzing the faith of 2012 hopeful Michele Bachmann. …. Journalists have spent days analyzing her response, seemingly baffled […]
We were at the Equal and Complementary conference yesterday. Fiona McLean was addressing what a complementarian viewpoint might mean for a woman, and we found her the most helpful of the speakers: her presentation was quite warm and engaging, her content was pretty thorough and nuanced, her tone was reasonably irenic, and she […]
In the lead up to the recent CBE conference, which Tamie has already reflected on, The Age published a local write-up of the quarrel between egalitarians and complementarians in Melbourne Anglicanism. We’ve heard some people worry about the article’s inaccuracies, yet it has at least one thing exactly right: Christians […]
Part 1, part 2, part 3 Marriage is a microcosm of human society. A key aspect of this micro level is headship in marriage.
Tamie has previously explored the sense in which women are ‘the weaker vessel’ (1 Pet 3:7). There is a sense in which being a woman means being vulnerable. For us men, built to care for women, our lives must involve keeping women from fear (1 Pet 3:6). We need to […]
This mini series is based on some material I shared at Man Up, the Christ Church Hawthorn men’s brekky. Tamie came along to help us understand what makes a woman, and here are some thoughts on how we can respond as men.