“I would have enjoyed seminary so much more if it wasn’t for the women.” So were the words of a minister I was introduced to one day several years ago. Mindy and I were together, and both of us were introduced, but he looked right past her and ignored her “hello.” She was invisible. He […]
Amy Carmichael, fifty-plus years in India, a challenging thought indeed.
I would like to generate some discussion about how to attract men to CBE. At the conference last summer there was some mention about CBE wanting to do that — maybe it was even put in terms of a goal — I can’t remember. If any of you have been successful in doing that (signing […]
I have been driven to biblical egalitarianism by honestly evaluating what the Bible teaches in the light of historical research. I have never actually thought of myself as a “feminist”. Given the “lightening rod” kinds of connotations around that word, I am surprised I have not thought about it more. This is especially true, given […]
Conversations continue about Today’s New International Version (TNIV) translation of the Bible. While much has been debated over this issue already (see CBE’s articles in response to criticisms of the TNIV here), I believe the direct personal critique of the people involved in this translation warrants a post. Gordon Fee, Ronald Youngblood, Bruce Waltke, and […]
Christianity Today surveyed 750 people in 2002. There were many interesting results but two are especially important for CBE. 1. 78% stated that “Christian leaders need to speak out on proper roles for men and women”. 2. 38% agreed with the complementarian contention that only men should be ordained. 47% disagreed with the complementarian contention […]
Together with a team of 5 others, I translated a New Testament for an Asian Bible-less tribe back in the 1980′s. Wycliffe, Living Bibles and others helped us get it out. I know something about translating. Having written that, the recent activity of whole denominations and religious groups publicly stating that the recent TNIV translation […]