Egalitarianism is often pitted against complementarianism. I know this to be true. However, complementarianism is eschewed by women and egalitarianism is being pushed and is preferred in our culture today. There is an overwhelming longing for egalitarianism. I just wonder; is this because of…
- men’s abuse of power, authority, or position? I think of the Roman Catholic Church pedophile scandal; and I think of the #metoo and #churchtoo movements, for instance.
- our church’s outdated traditions that inadvertently oppress, subservient-ize, and belittle women?
- men’s abdication of their leadership roles in the home and in the church?
- men’s absence in homes and in churches?
- male clergy’s poor exegesis, and application, of passages like 1 Timothy 2:8f?
- men not affirming the gifts and talents of women in the church?
- men not affirming the inherent dignity and worth of women as imago Dei bearing creatures?
- men’s failure to repent of abuses, neglect, or abdication?
- men’s slow development or maturation?
I just wonder.