One of the things I've never been able to reconcile in my mind about the complementarian position is how frequently one thing is preached or taught and another is lived out. I honestly don't think most complementarians mean to be inconsistent. I think it comes from trying to make it all work in the church, the culture and the home when in reality it really doesn't work all that well. But because people have been told that the very existence of the church itself hinges on the complementarian doctrine, people struggle to make it work even when it doesn't. Wade Burleson has had a couple of excellent posts about this lately. One was One Has to Admire the Bold Consistency of John Calvin in … [Read more...] about The Complementarian Position is Often Not Lived Out Consistently, Even by Ardent Followers
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