Arguably the Bible is, at least in some parts, patriarchal, pro-slavery, racist, sexist, genocidal, anti-Jewish and homophobic. Also arguably, the Bible, at least in some parts, teaches us that God is not patriarchal, pro-slavery, etc. What does this mean for Christians and our use of Scripture? -Questions about Patriarchy, Slavery, Racism, Sexism...
"I hate the term 'complementarian' by the way, because it’s such a dishonest euphemism; just say hierarchical.” -Why Gender Hierarchy Makes No Biblical Sense to Me
Complementarianism isn’t working—in marriages and in church leadership— because it’s not actually complementarianism; it’s patriarchy. And patriarchy doesn't work because God created both men and women to reflect God's character and God's sovereignty over creation, as equal partners with equal value." -It’s not complementarianism; it’s patriarchy:
I believe, with every bone in my body, that patriarchy is a result of sin, and that followers of Jesus are to be champions of equality. I believe it is our calling, as imitators of Christ, to reflect God’s new vision for the world, initiated through Jesus Christ, in which there is no hierarchy or power struggle between slave and free, Jew and Greek, male and female, for all are one in the family of God. -Is patriarchy really God’s dream for the world?
We need complementarianism without a gender binary...We need a complementarianism without hierarchy... -Reclaiming Complementarianism: