The Coming Divide (ebook: .epub or Kindle .mobi files)

  • Mark Baddeley
  • 6 May 2014

Like other pieces Mark has written for The Briefing over the years, these collected articles aren't a detailed look at the issue of gender roles as such, but rather an investigation into the surrounding Christian thought structure and how that's likely to play out culturally, societally and ecclesiastically. The first series of five short pieces looks at the divide Mark sees as imminent; the second and third series discuss the future of both complementarianism and egalitarianism.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Complementarianism and egalitarianism
  3. The perennial problem
  4. An institution has to pick one
  5. Let the troublesome extremists go
  6. A separation we need to have
  7. My fears for egalitarianism as a movement
  8. A troubling connection
  9. Pressures reinforced
  10. Do church well
  11. Feeling, nothing more than (Christianity has a masculine) feeling
  12. The search for the One True Complementarianism
  13. Tradition and clarity
  14. Things people do and don’t fear
  15. Caring about your path and not just your answer, and showing charity
  16. Postscript