Covering Headship

Earlier this month, Mortification of Spin featured a guest post asking: “Is it Okay to teach a Complementarianism Based on Eternal Subordination?” It didn’t take long for the conversation to be picked up and for responses to be written by far more capable people than I. But in all of this, the headcovering verses that […]

The Single Problem

The doctrine of Complementarianism is a major one, so much so it must be considered as supremely important and made to apply in all situations – as an all-encompassing belief that reigns over everyone in every conceivable situation. I see two sides to this coin, gender and status. Here’s why – the Koine Greek word […]

Signs of an Abusive Partner

You would think that any organization bent on match-making would thoroughly educate it’s members in what to look for as a warning side of potential trouble. I find that with Christianity, people are pretty much left to their own devices – which might explain some of the difficulties they face. For one, I don’t remember […]


Complementarians tell me that the pre-fall gender roles was glorious perfect headship and flawless submission. They tell me that sin distorted them. Men still had headship, but they were harsh or passive. Women still had to submit but they were usurpers or doormats. Then Jesus turned back the curses and restored the roles. Men had […]


Coming from a Protestant background – I’ve been predisposed to view tradition as something inherently suspicious. History had shown us how things like tradition could easily steer people away from the reality of the faith. We had heard about indulgences and purgatory and saw that our Bibles didn’t support the idea, so we were duly […]

Because of the Angels

If one were to write a list of all the most baffling passages or phrases in Scripture, ‘because of the angels’ would probably be on it somewhere towards the top. It could mean anything. I mean it – I’ve spent the better part of the day looking for possible interpretations. Some are contradictory, some are […]