Monthly Archives: February 2017

Dan and the twelve-tribe narrative

A long-standing theory about the tribe of Dan is that it was a tribe of the Sea Peoples who became attached to Israel. There are a number of reasons for this. There was a Sea Peoples group named the Denyen … Continue reading

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Lee-Barnewall–mutuality

Michelle Lee-Barnewall ends her Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian with a chapter where she tries to reframe the whole issue of male-female relationships in the contemporary church and family.  Her proposal is move beyond questions of what women can and cannot … Continue reading

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Lee-Barnewall–Genesis and Ephesians on marriage

In Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian, Michelle Lee-Barnewall has two chapters on marriage. The complementarian-egalitarian battle in evangelical churches has been about both ecclesiastical roles and domestic roles for men and women. To engage with the domestic relations question, she deals … Continue reading

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Lee-Barnewall–leaders as slaves

The claim of evangelical complementarians is that there is a special, God-authorized leadership role for men in the family and in the church. In a chapter of Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian about leadership, Michelle Lee-Barnewall refrains from challenging this. Instead … Continue reading

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Lee-Barnewall–a transcendent perspective

Michelle Lee-Barnewall turns to the biblical basis for gender relations.  This is in her book, Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian Her first category is the kingdom of God.  The issue here is whether the post-French Revolution idea of egalitarianism applies to … Continue reading

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Lee-Barnewall–egalitarian usefulness

I am continuing to write about Michelle Lee- Barnewall’s Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian. She talks about the women’s suffrage movement as one of the social reform movements that grew out of 19th century activism. However, she does not talk about how … Continue reading

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Lee-Barnewall–historical reflections on gender and evangelicalism

I am reading Michelle Lee-Barnewall’s Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian. She talks about the late 19th century as a time when the idea that a woman’s place was in the home became dominant. Before men went to factories and offices to … Continue reading

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