What is the role of women in the church? Can they be pastors? Should they be allowed to preach? What about teaching small group Bible studies or seminary classes?
These questions have divided the church for decades. And how Christians answer them generally depends on the camp to which they belong. So-called “complementarians” and “egalitarians” both believe God created men and women equal in worth. However, complementarians believe God created men and women to perform different, or complementary functions, while egalitarians believe men and women can perform the same functions.
Yet could it be that both these camps are missing the point? I think they are. And in this clip taken from a recent Q&A session at a Chicago-area church, I explain why I subscribe to a third camp called “sacramentalism.”
Below is the full 38-minute video of the Q&A session recorded at Alpine Chapel in Lake Zurich, IL.
Other questions explored included:
*How has the change in your views regarding womanhood impacted your relationships?
*How would you advise women in their twenties who are entering into leadership?
*What advise would you give to fathers on how to affirm their daughters?
*Can dads and moms reverse roles?
*How can single moms compensate for the lack of a father-figure in their children’s lives?
*How should Christians navigate the feminist movement and the #MeToo movement?
*What advice do you have for married couples on how to maintain a good marriage when reality doesn’t meet expectations?
*What does my adult daughter still need from me as a father?
*What’s the one mistake that churches are making regarding their treatment of women in the church, and how can they reverse it?