12 Mar '16, 10am

The Absurd Legalism of Gender Roles: Exhibit C – “As long as I can’t see her…” https://t.co/Vh7ms93a0K

Exhibit A: The black belt should step aside (because she’s a girl!) Exhibit B: Boys playing with dolls unravels the moral fabric of society Exhibit C: A woman can teach me as long as I can’t see her Scot McKnight was the first person to draw my attention to the fact that “anyone who thinks it is wrong for a woman to teach in a church can be consistent with that point of view only if they refuse to learn from women scholars” ( The Blue Parakeet , p. 148). And it was Scot who, on his blog this week, pointed his readers to a podcast interview in which John Piper responds to the question, “Do you use commentaries written by women?” (So before anyone criticizes me as being a "shrill," "irrational" woman picking on John Piper, please remember that Scot has been discussing this for several years as well.) Now, in the past, we’ve discussed the sort of hermeneutical gymnastics invo...

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