Wes Hill has written two books I read and loved, Washed and Waiting and also Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian. On the Table podcast, Darrell Bock interviews him about the realities that led him to write both.…
I’m speaking at an event today at which I’m outlining seven different views on the role of women held by those who hold to the verbal plenary inspiration of scripture:
Believe women are more easily deceived than men, but also masters at deceiving. Women are ontologically inferior to men at created level. “Women are the devil’s gateway.” — Tertullian. Augustine, Aquinas, John Knox, etc.
COMPLEMENTARIANS (spectrum of about 4 views)
Women equal before God, but in some form of hierarchy w/ men/ husbands. Authority = the issue w/ several views on the public ministry of women:
2. Male “headship” – all men = “head” over all women. Speak of “male headship.” Innate. At creation. Head = synonym for leader.
3. Male “headship” in the church and home – husband head of wife + elders head over women in church and …