Fast-forward almost twenty years and the tables turned. Now I was the one coming out to my brother, not as gay, but as Christian.
Piper's essay is rather long and involved, and centers around two definitions -- both invented by the author -- of "Biblical manhood and womanhood."
This is the second in a series of ongoing posts in response to the book "Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood." In this post I'll move on to the book's foreword.
The primary difference between complementarians and egalitarians has to do with the roles of men and women, and the relationship between them.
Within evangelical Christianity there has been a debate brewing for decades now between so-called complementarians and egalitarians.
To what tradition does the term "traditional marriage" refer?
Here in the United States we really like our idols. In fact, we elevate people to the level of idols...
It is at least possible that those events in the Bible which are dismissed as supernatural and, therefore, impossible, might simply be cryptonatural.
At what point did Jesus cease being a Jew? Never. At what point did his Jewish followers cease being Jews? Never. There is no language in the New Testament which states: "They ceased being Jews."
I work for a church which is unusually diverse, and this diversity is reflected in our music as much as anything else.
If churches in this country expect to counter the widespread attrition which is gutting mainstream Christianity, the single most important factor will be diversity.