The complementarian/egalitarian debate is not my favorite subject. If I had my way, I’d completely avoid reading/talking/posting about it. But it’s an important issue and people keep bringing it up, so I’ve collected some worthwhile links for you.
Last week I listened to this two-part interview with Dr. Jim Hamilton, a complementarian, in which he responds to the egalitarian arguments of Dr. Philip Payne (Theopologetics):
Each podcast is about an hour long, so it’s a big time commitment, but I promise you won’t be bored.
Don Carson defends the use of the term complementarian (The Gospel Coalition Blog). I think I agree with him: We should leave the term patriarchy in the dust heap.
Also at The Gospel Coalition Blog, Kathleen Nielson gives a few reasons we can’t ignore the complementarian/egalitarian debate.
Tell me what you think.
- Do you ever use the term patriarchy to describe the Biblical ideal for the church and the home? Do you think complementarianism is better? Why or why not?
- What priority do you put on the complementarian/egalitarian issue? How important is it to you?
- Do you keep up with the debate? Do you know the arguments made on each side?