I argue that the logic of ‘complementarianism’ inevitably leads to the disturbing positions I have described. I recognise, however, that few if any Christians who describe themselves as ‘complementarians’ would or could directly support them.
While I may dislike it, or not wish to acknowledge it, there are real flesh-and-blood human beings who identify as ‘complementarians’. Each and every one of you is made in the image of God and is offered the free and gracious gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. To generalise about you, to bear false witness to you, is to suggest that somehow you are excluded from these great truths and to deny you full humanity and the free will which accompanies it.
I am obliged to say more about my thinking about the gospel and gender, and a fuller post will follow in time.
And one of his readers thinks Peer is being a bit hard on himself by commenting...
I don't know Calam...I reckon the psychology behind having wives pledge a vow of submission will solve all Missy's husband's problems. It sets the ground rules so she knows that whenever her husband gets upset with her ...it's her fault ...and that's because she hasn't submitted enough and made him angry! And Missy's pledge of silence will make it easier on others ...because we won't feel uncomfortable about having to deal with awkward situations...we can just continue to "get off" on God ...like a bunch of heady teenagers ...because our cult is so superficial ...just like our theology!