Certain passages in 1 Peter are sometimes used to support the idea of hierarchy in Christian marriage, but a closer look reveals that this letter is one of the strongest biblical commentaries on the injustice of such a model. In today’s post, Heather Celoria lays out a convincing argument that “In the same way” that all believers are being urged to submit to governmental authority, wives are being encouraged to suffer in an unjust hierarchical institution for the sake of Christ.
In case you missed it, there was an enormous outcry from protesters last week when Christianity Today’s Leadership Journal posted an article titled “My Easy Trip From Youth Minister To Felon.”
The article was written by a former youth pastor now serving jail time for his sexual abuse and predatory rape of one of his students. He describes the circumstances of the progress into abuse and outlines some reasons why he feels it happened.
The editors of Leadership Journal posted the article, which was more than five pages in length, on Monday and eventually replaced it with an apology on Friday evening after a flurry of protest on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, the article page itself and in letters to editors and advertisers.