Topic > Complementarianism
A recent article from Christianity Today should have our attention: “Researcher: Most Evangelicals Support Women in Church Leadership.” As the summary explains, “Despite the ongoing debates over gender roles, surveys show significant agreement in favor of female Sunday school teachers, worship leaders, speakers, and preachers.” What does this article tell us? Well, I believe it tells...Read
A video interview with N. T. Wright recently went viral on Facebook (watch it below). In it, Wright is asked about women in ministry. It is clear that the interviewer and the audience are eager to hear Wright plant an egalitarian flag in the ground. Wright says that he is asked about this almost everywhere...Read
The evangelical world was given a gift this week when the ecclessiology-focused ministry 9Marks released their latest journal dedicated entirely to the issue of complementarianism. If you consider yourself a complementarian — and even if you don’t — I encourage you to make plans very soon to go cover-to-cover through this helpful new resource. Why...Read
Editor’s note: Dr. Tom Schreiner, Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Biblical Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently spoke at CBMW’s annual banquet at the Evangelical Theological Society. His topic was 1 Timothy 2:12, and his title, “Thoughts on Function, Office, and Other Things.”Listen
What is it in Genesis 1 and 2 that Paul appeals to in order to ground male headship in 1 Corinthians 11:1–16 and 1 Timothy 2:8–15? CBMW executive director Colin Smothers recently went on the Remnant Radio podcast to discuss how complementarianism is grounded in the created order.
“Submit to one another in the fear of Christ, wives, to your own husbands as to the Lord.” -Ephesians 5:21-22 In Ephesians 5:22-25, Paul directs wives to “submit” to their husbands, and husbands to love their wives as Christ loves the church. Traditionally, this text has been understood to teach that a husband should be...Read