The reason that patriarchy doesn’t seem to work, or to have practical purchase, in happily functioning Christian marriages is that the gospel has made it irrelevant. Efforts to make it relevant necessarily involve some form of restriction (whether voluntary or not) to female agency; some loss of power. That, I think, is why Sydney has reacted so angrily to Archbishop Peter’s irenic effort to argue for submission. It is not something Sydney wants. It is not something that most of Sydney’s Christians want, nor even most of Sydney’s Anglican Christians – I would guess.
Say Calam... is the lady in the picture one of them fine Sydney Anglican women who stands along Phillip Jensen, in telling young girls that they must put all their hopes and dreams on hold to serve God because God only lets men fulfil their hopes and dreams?
Well I reckon so Bill...but do you know that all this submission crap is to protect the role of male clergy. Sydney Anglicans can't let their women become too empowered and vocal ...or they might want to be ordained...and that would wreck one of the Jensen Inc's goals of ....a generational extermination of Sydney Anglican feminists.