Does the egalitarian rejection of a hierarchical view of submission mean we don’t value biblical teaching? By no means! Egalitarians need to reclaim true, biblical submission that is rooted in love and service.
“Is God the reason women didn’t have rights for a long time?” Adolescent girls ask hard questions as they’re wrestling with their place in an unjust world. We need to create safe spaces for them to do so.
Only when we interpret Galatians 3:28 as one piece of the larger story of Scripture can we appreciate how Christ has ended the dualism that was creating division between our spiritual standing and vocational calling.
In 1970, Mrs. Billie B. McClure brought suit against the Salvation Army after realizing she was paid less than the men she served alongside. How the courts treated her case has had lasting effects in the US.
Many churches forbid divorce even on the grounds of abuse or abandonment, so that even an innocent victim can find themselves without support from fellow Christians when they need it most. This is due to a misunderstanding of Jesus’ words on divorce.