We’re taking a break until September, but wanted to share a few links related to 10 Ways Male Privilege Shows Up in the Church. Several readers pointed out male privilege not only impacts women, men are also impacted in negative ways. Here are some resources that expand on this theme, including a panel discussion on masculinity featuring faculty and staff from Biola University.
I think it’s odd to denounce Paul’s extensive teaching on spiritual gifts as not relevant today, yet embrace a few verses that appear to restrict women’s full participation in church leadership.
Now is not the time to blame women or consistently accuse us of complaining, ranting and raving and hating men. For many of us that is not the case at all. It’s just that it takes a consistent movement of change in language, systems, traditions etc. to reverse a culture of patriarchy.