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Does 1 Corinthians 7:5 Contradict Human Rights in Marriage?

Can a wife say ‘no’ to sex with her husband? Can a husband say ‘no’ to sex with his wife? Does 1 Corinthians 7:5 contradict human rights expressed through self-ownership? A popular interpretation of 1 Corinthians 7:5 says spouses may never say ‘no’ to sex unless it’s for “medical reasons.” This interpretation relates to some objections from Christians about the principle of self-ownership. In this view, you can’t own yourself because God owns you (which

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Collectivizing the Gender Debate

It seems collectivizing the gender debate is the route being taken in Christian circles. Collectivism is the ideology that groups matter over against individuals. They assert that communities, or groups, are more basic to society since individuals depend on them. Collectivist thinking entails believing individuals are the sum total of a perceived group identity. This may be a group voluntarily joined (like a religion), or a demographic over which you have no control (like your

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Aimee Byrd is Not Promoting Feminism

In case you don’t already know, Aimee Byrd was recently “graciously exited” from the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals shortly after the publication of her latest book, Recovering From Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. Her contributions included articles for Reformation 21 and co-hosting the Mortification of Spin podcast. Her “exit” came after Byrd responded to what appears to be a public inquisition of her by the aforementioned parachurch organization. Perhaps the significance of this will be lost on those who haven’t read her book.

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Response to Mark Jones on Authority and Submission

In his review of Rachel Green Miller’s book, Beyond Authority and Submission, Mark Jones offers a critical review suggesting that her motives are good but that she misses the mark. You can read my extended review of Miller’s book here. I don’t know anything about Jones, and the only things I’ve read from him are this review and the article cited by Miller in her book. I can appreciate that Jones at least attempted a genuine engagement with the content of

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Book Reviews

Rachel Miller’s Beyond Authority and Submission

Overview: Rachel Miller’s Beyond Authority and Submission In her new book, Beyond Authority and Submission, Rachel Green Miller evaluates the Complementarian doctrine of men and women through the lenses of both history and Scripture. Her motivation for writing this book comes from the general discussion on human sexuality, gender identity, masculinity and femininity, and what social norms we should advocate as Christians. She lists four broad categories that attempt to address these topics. They are

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The Politics of Complementarianism

This past June, the Southern Baptist Convention held their annual meeting. According to SBC President J. D. Greear , the primary focus was to be the problem of sexual abuse within the church. The convention was co-hosted by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and the Sexual Abuse Advisory Study. Rachael Denhollander – lawyer, advocate, and sexual abuse survivor – was one of the speakers for a much anticipated panel on sexual abuse. A rally called, For Such a Time

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Book Reviews

You Who? Rachel Jankovic is Wrong on Identity

UPDATE: Rachel Jankovic’s book, YouWhy? Why You Matter & How to Deal with It, grows in popularity among Reformed and evangelical circles. This is in spite of the fact that Jankovic’s book hardly aligned with historic Reformed orthodoxy, which I detail in this review below. But why is this? Jankovic rides the coattails of her (in)famous father, Doug Wilson and Canon Press. Wilson touts himself a kind of theologian-philosopher. It occurs to me that the

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Personhood, Personal Identity, and Christianity

What is personhood? The word Personhood comes from joining ‘person’ with the suffix ‘-hood.’  -Hood is, “the state or condition of being.” Simply put, personhood is the state or condition of being … a person. What is a person? It’s a human being, right? What is a being? It’s the condition or state of existence. So a human being is a human who exists. Personhood is the state or condition of being a human who

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