Mere Liberty

Just as we have borne the image of the earthly, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.

1 Corinthians 15:49

FB Group Guidelines

THIS GROUP IS FOR THOSE WHO ARE:

Confessionally Reformed: affirming a historical Reformed confession, such as WCF, BC, 2HC, LBC, SD, or others and

non-patriarchalist: (patriarchalism: a man’s headship extends beyond a husband in relation to his wife, and/or that leadership is restricted to males beyond church office, and/or a woman’s or wife’s role is exclusively domestic) and

non-feminist: (feminism: the ideology that society is based on male oppression of females, and/or all sex/gender differences are illusory; feminism is not taken to mean upholding the rights of women.)

The purpose of this group is thoughtful discussion and sharing information about a Reformed view of the Image of God in mankind, Reformational anthropology, identity, gender roles, authority and submission, relationships, sexuality and other topics.

TO FACILITATE THE PURPOSE OF THE GROUP:

Before you ask a question:

check the group search function to see how it may have been asked and answered already.

Keep it grown-up, friendly, and Christian.

No personal insults of any kind are permitted. Disagreement and counter-argument must be expressed Christianly and politely. Communicate only in ways that builds-up those you address. No profanity or vulgarity. No libel/slander.

See here for info on effective discussion: Effective Discussion Principles

Rejecting to evaluate an idea by calling it or the person presenting it a “feminist” or “patriarchalist” is considered a violation of of this rule. It’s also an ad hominem fallacy and therefore intellectually dishonest. If the idea is truly patriarchalist or feminist, you will need to provide an explanation of how that is the case. There are resources available on what constitutes feminism and patriarchalism for the purpose of becoming more precise in our responses against actual feminist and patriarchalist positions, without misappropriating the label as a method of argumentation.

Keep it relevant to our purpose.

When posting a link (article or audio/video) you must provide either your thoughtful opinion on the piece, or a statement/question about it relevant to the group. No ‘bare’ links. No memes, picture/photo posts, sticker/gif comments . No spamming, trolling, ads, or mere ‘joke’ posts.

See here for tips

Keep it private.

No screenshots of group activity posted outside the group without the express permission of all parties involved.

We do not allow promotion of:
views contrary to doctrines common to the Reformed confessions including women’s ordination to the ruling/teaching office in the church. (Also, no pictures of Jesus).
theonomy, theocracy, or establishmentarianism.
patriarchalism
feminism
(discussions about these topics may occur, but we hold firmly that these views are contrary to the historic orthodox teaching of the church.)
If there is a problem:
do not use Facebook’s “report” function. Instead, contact admins/mods by tagging one or more of them in a comment.
As a member of this group:
you agree to follow these guidelines.
THANKS. Read this document before posting or commenting.
(updated February 2021)

Tips for 'intro' to link posts

THIS GROUP IS FOR THOSE WHO ARE:

Confessionally Reformed: affirming a historical Reformed confession, such as WCF, BC, 2HC, LBC, SD, or others and

non-patriarchalist: (patriarchalism: a man’s headship extends beyond a husband in relation to his wife, and/or that leadership is restricted to males beyond church office, and/or a woman’s or wife’s role is exclusively domestic) and

non-feminist: (feminism: the ideology that society is based on male oppression of females, and/or all sex/gender differences are illusory; feminism is not taken to mean upholding the rights of women.)

The purpose of this group is thoughtful discussion and sharing information about a Reformed view of the Image of God in mankind, Reformational anthropology, identity, gender roles, authority and submission, relationships, sexuality and other topics.

TO FACILITATE THE PURPOSE OF THE GROUP:

Before you ask a question:

check the group search function to see how it may have been asked and answered already.

Keep it grown-up, friendly, and Christian.

No personal insults of any kind are permitted. Disagreement and counter-argument must be expressed Christianly and politely. Communicate only in ways that builds-up those you address. No profanity or vulgarity. No libel/slander.

See here for info on effective discussion: Effective Discussion Principles

Rejecting to evaluate an idea by calling it or the person presenting it a “feminist” or “patriarchalist” is considered a violation of of this rule. It’s also an ad hominem fallacy and therefore intellectually dishonest. If the idea is truly patriarchalist or feminist, you will need to provide an explanation of how that is the case. There are resources available on what constitutes feminism and patriarchalism for the purpose of becoming more precise in our responses against actual feminist and patriarchalist positions, without misappropriating the label as a method of argumentation.

Keep it relevant to our purpose.

When posting a link (article or audio/video) you must provide either your thoughtful opinion on the piece, or a statement/question about it relevant to the group. No ‘bare’ links. No memes, picture/photo posts, sticker/gif comments . No spamming, trolling, ads, or mere ‘joke’ posts.

See here for tips

Keep it private.

No screenshots of group activity posted outside the group without the express permission of all parties involved.

We do not allow promotion of:
views contrary to doctrines common to the Reformed confessions including women’s ordination to the ruling/teaching office in the church. (Also, no pictures of Jesus).
theonomy, theocracy, or establishmentarianism.
patriarchalism
feminism
(discussions about these topics may occur, but we hold firmly that these views are contrary to the historic orthodox teaching of the church.)
If there is a problem:
do not use Facebook’s “report” function. Instead, contact admins/mods by tagging one or more of them in a comment.
As a member of this group:
you agree to follow these guidelines.
THANKS. Read this document before posting or commenting.
(updated February 2021)

Effective Discussion Principles

THIS GROUP IS FOR THOSE WHO ARE:

Confessionally Reformed: affirming a historical Reformed confession, such as WCF, BC, 2HC, LBC, SD, or others and

non-patriarchalist: (patriarchalism: a man’s headship extends beyond a husband in relation to his wife, and/or that leadership is restricted to males beyond church office, and/or a woman’s or wife’s role is exclusively domestic) and

non-feminist: (feminism: the ideology that society is based on male oppression of females, and/or all sex/gender differences are illusory; feminism is not taken to mean upholding the rights of women.)

The purpose of this group is thoughtful discussion and sharing information about a Reformed view of the Image of God in mankind, Reformational anthropology, identity, gender roles, authority and submission, relationships, sexuality and other topics.

TO FACILITATE THE PURPOSE OF THE GROUP:

Before you ask a question:

check the group search function to see how it may have been asked and answered already.

Keep it grown-up, friendly, and Christian.

No personal insults of any kind are permitted. Disagreement and counter-argument must be expressed Christianly and politely. Communicate only in ways that builds-up those you address. No profanity or vulgarity. No libel/slander.

See here for info on effective discussion: Effective Discussion Principles

Rejecting to evaluate an idea by calling it or the person presenting it a “feminist” or “patriarchalist” is considered a violation of of this rule. It’s also an ad hominem fallacy and therefore intellectually dishonest. If the idea is truly patriarchalist or feminist, you will need to provide an explanation of how that is the case. There are resources available on what constitutes feminism and patriarchalism for the purpose of becoming more precise in our responses against actual feminist and patriarchalist positions, without misappropriating the label as a method of argumentation.

Keep it relevant to our purpose.

When posting a link (article or audio/video) you must provide either your thoughtful opinion on the piece, or a statement/question about it relevant to the group. No ‘bare’ links. No memes, picture/photo posts, sticker/gif comments . No spamming, trolling, ads, or mere ‘joke’ posts.

See here for tips

Keep it private.

No screenshots of group activity posted outside the group without the express permission of all parties involved.

We do not allow promotion of:
views contrary to doctrines common to the Reformed confessions including women’s ordination to the ruling/teaching office in the church. (Also, no pictures of Jesus).
theonomy, theocracy, or establishmentarianism.
patriarchalism
feminism
(discussions about these topics may occur, but we hold firmly that these views are contrary to the historic orthodox teaching of the church.)
If there is a problem:
do not use Facebook’s “report” function. Instead, contact admins/mods by tagging one or more of them in a comment.
As a member of this group:
you agree to follow these guidelines.
THANKS. Read this document before posting or commenting.
(updated February 2021)

Reformed Resources

(for research purposes, the Facebook group includes resources demarcated as non-Reformed)

On Image of God

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On Authority & Submission

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On Complementarianism & Egalitarianism

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On Relationships (Singleness, Friendships, Dating, Marriage)

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On Divorce, Abuse, Domestic Violence

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On Reformational Anthropology

The Theory of Man: Thirty-two Propositions On Anthropology | By Dr. Herman Dooyeweerd [PDF]

On Office (Special & General)
Historical and Biblical Examination of Women Deacons
by Brian Schwertley 
[PDF] [HTML]

Women and Office | Ordained Servant – Feb 2021 [PDF]

“Are Deacons Members of the Session?” | R. Dean Anderson, Jr. 2:4 (Oct. 1993): 75–78. [HTML]

“Deacons and/or Trustees?” | Roger Schmurr 4:1 (Jan. 1995): 20–22. [PDF]

“Editorial [on Women Deacons].” | G. I. Williamson 3:3 (Jul. 1994): 49–50. [PDF]
“The Deacons.” | John Calvin 1:1 (Jan. 1992): 21. [PDF]
On Patriarchalism & Feminism

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On Sexuality

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