Complementarianism

Complementarianism: The Difference between the Apple and the Worm

"people often confuse what the doctrine is with other associations that have little or nothing to do with the teaching. In short, folks confuse the essence with the accidents. . . .  You may bite into an apple that happens to have a worm in it, but you would be painfully mistaken if you were to conclude that worms are part of the essence of an apple." - CBMW

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Afraid of the mirror? On evangelicals and wagon-circling

Complementarians Aren’t Inherently Patriarchal

"...the view makes two claims: First, that men and women are equal image bearers worthy of equal honor and value; second, that men and women hold different roles, with men exercising a 'headship' that corresponds to a particular kind of authority in the church and the home. But while the word complementarian has traceable roots...its beliefs work out differently across church traditions." - C.Today

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Review: The Making of Biblical Womanhood

Beth Allison Barr’s book The Making of Biblical Womanhood released on 20 April 2021. It provides a historical argument for egalitarianism and it has taken the evangelical world by storm. Many are not pleased. On 30 April 2021, one Twitter user who sports an avatar of John Calvin in a suit asked, “Why do all the anti-patriarchy chicks seem to cut their own hair?” James White liked the tweet.

The same day, Desiring God sallied forth with an article arguing that a man is a prophet, priest and king to his wife.

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Review: The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth

Is Complementarianism a Man-Made Doctrine?

"The word 'complementarianism' is indeed a relatively new term. But it is a new term coined to refer to an ancient teaching that is rooted in the text of scripture. On the contrary, Egalitarianism is the doctrinal innovation, not the biblical idea that men and women are created equally in God’s image with distinct and complementary differences." - Denny Burk

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Review: Kevin DeYoung's Men and Women in the Church

"It unapologetically explains and defends the complementarian position, which insists that God has designed men and women to be complementary to one another in life, church, and family. Though few people love the word 'complementarian,' he believes it is an appropriate choice because 'it’s hard to tell the story of the Bible without a word that communicates 'different but fitting together.'" - Challies

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