An inspiring article…
Scot McKnight shares about living the Jesus Creed. I appreciate that a scholar/theologian like Scot lives his faith. It is reflected in his writing.
In the previous week’s links, there were quite a few discussions about the gender of God. This week I came across several posts about gender roles.
Who made up the idea that there is some vast conspiracy to feminize men and the church, and where is the evidence that this is occurring?
Douglas Groothuis questions the idea of the Christian men’s movement.
The last couple of posts at Abandon Image have been looking at gender roles and equality with most of the input coming from the complementarian perspective.
Jenny Baker wrote a welcome response about the so-called feminization of the church.
“We need to allow the difference debate to draw us closer together in co-operation and understanding not enclose us in stereotypical boxes. We need to work to break down barriers, challenge each other towards wholeness and rediscover the complementarity that God intended for us.”
An awesome discussion here on the post, Losing My Religious Security Blanket.
Some related links on that topic…
- A thoughtful response by Andy Moore
- An alternative view which I respect from Susan
- Additional thoughts from Jeff
- Valuable criteria for choosing a healthy church from Brad
On the topic of ugly church issues…
This is likely only the beginning of the storm to be created by Peter Enn’s dismissal from WTS. Expect to see plenty of discussion concerning the dismissal and the issues surrounding it which have to do with how scripture is interpreted and what is involved in inspiration and inerrancy.
Just in case you missed this…
A creative remix of C. Michael Patton’s diagram mapping emergent orthodoxy.
I’ll close today with this prayer/song.