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“Choosing Him All Over Again” by Juana Mikels — reviewed by Avid Reader

We have slightly condensed this book review. Full version here on Amazon. UPSIDE DOWN It takes a tremendous amount of courage to open up about very private life experiences. That’s what Juana Mikels does so well in this book. You feel like you’re having a cup of coffee with her as she takes you through her …

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The church’s response to feminism has swung the pendulum too far the other way and it is LEADING TO ABUSE!

I have been a Christian woman for over 20 years…married to an unbeliever that had an abusive domineering earthly father. I thought my husband was a Christian when we married, only to find out later that I did not know him well at all. Fast-forward to a few years ago, my husband accepted Christ. At …

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Toward a Better Reading: Reflections on the Permanent Changes to the Text of Genesis 3:16 in the ESV – by Wendy Alsup and Hannah Anderson

Wendy Alsup and Hannah Anderson have started a series on the ESV change to Genesis 3:16. Here is Part 1: Toward a Better Reading: Reflections on the Permanent Changes to the Text of Genesis 3:16 in the ESV.   It is top notch. We encourage readers to follow Wendy and Hannah’ series. Here is an excerpt: The point here …

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The change of Genesis 3:16, ESS, the colonial code of relationship, and a call to bystanders

We’ve written before about how some leaders of the complementarian movement claim that the Son is eternally submitted to the Father (ESS/ERAS). We’ve written about how they use this notion to subtly oppress and coerce women into submission to abusive men (here,  here and here). We now know that these people and their associates recently changed Genesis 3:16 in the Permanent Text …

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An open letter to Dr Wayne Grudem (ERAS part 5)

Dear Dr Grudem, do you allow me the right to ask you a question? And if so, could you kindly answer? Please? Here is my question:–  If I wonder whether you are failing to value women’s equality in the image of God, am I evincing a hostile desire to compete with you for leadership? Am I using a sufficiently submissive tone? Let’s see, …

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How Wayne Grudem fits his ideas on authority/submission with his thoughts on domestic abuse

Wayne Grudem claims that complementarianism guards against abuse. He maintains that his ideas on authority and submission don’t lead to abuse because he also emphasizes that men and women are equal in value: This created order is also best for us, because it comes from an allwise Creator. This created order truly honors men and women. It does not lead to …

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