11 Mar '16, 5pm

@sharethis

Complementarians like Piper believe these instructions are universally binding, and argue that what makes the New Testament household codes countercultural is their rejection of feminism in favor of male headship. However, Peter and Paul didn’t live in a feminist culture; they lived in a patriarchal one. Noting that wives are to submit to their husbands and slaves to their masters was nothing radical. The authors were essentially stating the obvious about the nature of their time and place in the world and expected social norms. What makes the New Testament household codes radical is that they take a step toward mutuality by directing all members of the household—those with power and those who are powerless—to emulate the humility of Jesus Christ in their relationships. Piper’s post about “what submission is not” contains a glaring omission, then—the fact that “biblical” s...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/absurd-legalism-gender-ro...

Tweets

@rachelheldevans

rachelheldevans.com 11 Mar '16, 4pm

Complementarians like Piper believe these instructions are universally binding, and argue that what makes the New Testamen...

Guys and Dolls: Exhibit B for the absurd legali...

rachelheldevans.com 12 Mar '16, 8am

A couple of weeks ago we discussed the absurd legalism of gender roles , as exemplified by John Piper’s illustration that ...

The Absurd Legalism of Gender Roles: Exhibit C ...

rachelheldevans.com 12 Mar '16, 10am

Exhibit A: The black belt should step aside (because she’s a girl!) Exhibit B: Boys playing with dolls unravels the moral ...

The absurd legalism of gender roles

rachelheldevans.com 12 Mar '16, 7am

The really interesting thing here is that while Piper acknowledges that gender stereotypes do not always line up with real...

The incomparable @rachelheldevans tackles the a...

rachelheldevans.com 15 Mar '16, 7pm

Complementarians like Piper believe these instructions are universally binding, and argue that what makes the New Testamen...

Dan on Roles, Leadership, and Supporting Your P...

rachelheldevans.com 12 Mar '16, 7am

Recently, my mom made note of how proud she was that I’m able to support Rachel in her successful career, something she sa...