The Apostle Paul helps us read the Genesis 2 story to learn masculinity and femininity. One was “made from” the other, the second great asymmetry of gender.
In a review of the book, “Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian,” by Michelle Lee-Barnewall, we get some of that encouragement
A scholar seeks to circumvent the the famous text affirming gender asymmetry by claiming it is just Paul quoting his adversaries. Does the argument hold up?
The Wall Street Journal’s recent article on spousal competition, while not saying anything particularly meaningful about it, shows this rising phenomenon in the gender-minimizing marriages of today. But competition between partners is exactly the thing God created gender to eliminate.
Onward to answer more of Claire Smith’s criticisms of enGendered (politely dressed as questions—thank you kindly, Dr. Smith!). Dr. Smith questions what I’ve said the asymmetries of gender are. So let’s revisit whence masculinity and femininity, enGendered style, arise. When we listen to how the Bible distinguishes men and women in their callings to one another, we hear very …