I happened across this video of Dr. Douglas Groothuis speaking at Denver Seminary on the topic of “The Lament of a Biblical Egalitarian.” Since I am always on the lookout for post, videos, and books by those who identify as conservative Biblical egalitarians, I was pleased to find this.
Dr. Groothuis first introduces the concept of laments in the Scriptures and then explains how that carries over into the experiences he and his wife, Rebecca, have had as leaders in the egalitarian movement.
If you aren’t familiar with the Groothuises, Rebecca Morrill Groothuis wrote Good News for Women: A Biblical Picture of Gender Equality and Women Caught in the Conflict: The Culture War between Traditionalism and Feminism. She was also an editor of Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Hierarchy. Dr. Groothuis has taught, spoken, preached, and written extensively. You can learn more about him at his website.
They both hold firmly to the authority of the Scriptures. I laughed out loud near the end when he described their thinking about things being popular in culture since David and I are exactly the same way.
I hope you find this edifying.