19 Apr '17, 2pm

Here's a helpful blog post about the misconceptions of Egalitarianism.

Simply put, the difference between my views and those of most complementarians is that I don’t believe God requires women to assume “traditional” gender roles in order to please Him. (I put “traditional” in quotes because our conception of what constitutes “traditional” is typically influenced more by our Western, relatively privileged, culture than that of the ancient Near Eastern world in which the Bible was written.) Furthermore, as an egalitarian, I don’t believe that household chores must be assigned based on gender. One of my concerns about some expressions of complementarianism is this idea that“male leadership” somehow precludes the washing of dishes, folding of laundry, changing of diapers, etc. , so that such work is the exclusive responsibility of women. This notion is completely contrary to the teachings and example of Jesus and is found nowhere in Scripture—no...

Full article: https://rachelheldevans.com/blog/4-common-misconceptions-...

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