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July 5, 2023 By Matt Damico
Last month marked the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in New Orleans. The meeting — with more than 12,000 messengers from Southern Baptist churches in attendance — was the scene for important actions on a number of issues directly related to complementarianism.  Each of the issues concerns the definition of a pastor. The...
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June 30, 2023 By Denny Burk
Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated decision in 303 Creative v. Elenis, a free speech case with implications for religious liberty. In a 6-3 landmark decision, the Court held that the government may not compel Americans to express messages they do not believe. The question before the Court was whether a...
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June 22, 2023 By CBMW
Galatians 3:28 says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” On the basis of that sentence, evangelical feminists (i.e., egalitarians) commonly argue against “hierarchy” in the church and home.[1] That is, women may be pastors, and...
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June 22, 2023 By CBMW
Chapter two of Discovering Biblical Equality is on “Gender in Creation and Fall” and is authored by Mary L. Conway. Much of her exegesis and interpretation represents a fair treatment of the text. Nonetheless, she summarises the teaching of Genesis 1–3 as follows: In Genesis, before the fall, there was mutuality, equality, and harmony between...
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June 22, 2023 By CBMW
In the most recent edition of Discovering Biblical Equality, Ronald Sider and Heidi Unruh offer an egalitarian perspective of the sanctity of human life and argue for a moral stance they call “fully prolife.” In the chapter titled “Gender Equality and the Sanctity of Life,” Sider and Unruh insist sanctity of life questions need to...
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June 22, 2023 By CBMW
Introduction Ronald Pierce has been engaged in the gender debates for decades.[1] As a contributor to this ongoing discussion, he has served as an editor to all three editions of Discovering Biblical Equality (DBE). His essay addressing same-sex marriage in the latest edition of DBE replaces William Webb’s chapter, “Gender Equality and Homosexuality,” in the...
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