This past week an article I wrote was posted at a Sojourner’s blog called God’s Politics (http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/07/what-men-and-women-lose-under-complementarianism). In watching the ensuing commentary posted by readers, I had the opportunity to “listen in” to reactions, thoughts, and in some cases rants….the usual blog reaction kinds of things. Any time you start talking about mutual submission of believers and it’s application to male-female interaction, you have to be prepared to hear strong opinions expressed.
One of the comments particularly struck me. Basically the perspective was that I needed to do a far better job of making my case if my intent was to overcome the convictions of those who believe the Bible prohibits female leadership in Church. So I began to ask myself if that, indeed, had been my intent. Was I trying to “win the argument” of women in leadership? [Read more…]